Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:16:26 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries <![CDATA[Holes]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:16:19 -0500 Holes Posted by DaveRichards
In Tim's recent post he showed a way to draw a series of holes in a "board". He surmised in his video that there're probably more ways to draw the holes. Well, he was right. Here's one other way... ]]>
<![CDATA[Post & Dowel Fixture for Workbench]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:30:55 -0500 Post & Dowel Fixture for Workbench Posted by Killenwood
Occasionally I need to hand plane a long board and this would be an awkward procedure without a simple fixture for the workbench. It is a Post and Dowel contraption that I found in a Tage Frid... ]]>
<![CDATA[Angled Box Joints]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500 Angled Box Joints Posted by DaveRichards
On of our regular blog readers asked me how to draw box joints for a box which has all four sides set at a 15° angle from vertical. It seems like a daunting task but fortunately there's a plugin... ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing a Flag Case -- Some Basic Skills]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:42:11 -0500 Drawing a Flag Case -- Some Basic Skills Posted by DaveRichards
Recently I've been working with a woodworker who is new to SketchUp. One of the projects he is interested in drawing is a display case for a flag. This is a great model for learning some basic... ]]>
<![CDATA[Ebony Plugs for the Greene & Greene Table]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:03:53 -0500 Ebony Plugs for the Greene & Greene Table Posted by Killenwood
In my last video, I showed the piece-by-piece construction, design, and assembly of the Greene & Greene Bedside Table. In this video, I show the making of the ebony plugs that cover wood screws and... ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing and Modifying Multiple Dadoes]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:35:44 -0500 Drawing and Modifying Multiple Dadoes Posted by DaveRichards
Recently there was a discussion on one of the woodworking forums in which the original poster was looking for an efficient way to draw dadoes for dividers used to create cubbies or pigeon holes... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Greene & Greene Bedside Table]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:43:53 -0500 A Greene & Greene Bedside Table Posted by Killenwood
Last time I showed a new project for our woodworking class - A Writing Arm Chair. This week I'm showing a second new project for class - A Greene & Greene Bedside Table. It shows many of the standard... ]]>
<![CDATA[Create a Cut List From Your Model]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:52:07 -0500 Create a Cut List From Your Model Posted by DaveRichards
Once you've got the SketchUp model for your project detailed, you might be ready to head off to the shop. But maybe you'd like to know how much wood you'll need and how large the various parts are... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Writing Arm Chair]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:18:23 -0500 A Writing Arm Chair Posted by Killenwood
Next week our woodworking classes begin their Fall session. I'm working up a new chair design for the class, a Windsor Writing Arm Chair. I found this beautiful piece in a book by John Kassay, "The... ]]>
<![CDATA[A New SketchUp Forum]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:15:00 -0500 DaveRichards
The SketchUp team have started up a new forum for SketchUp and LayOut users. You can find it here. So in addition to the Design. Click. Build. blog and the Sketchucation Forum, there's now another... ]]>
<![CDATA[Latticework on a Chinese Cabinet Door]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:36:32 -0500 Latticework on a Chinese Cabinet Door Posted by DaveRichards
Drawing multiple openings for things such as divided light windows and doors, face frame grids or the latticework on the doors of this antique Chinese cabinet can be a very tedious process. Maybe... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:44:56 -0500 A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2 Posted by Killenwood
Last time I introduced the Coffin and its complex angles. I showed the early design process of the model, and developed the bottom shape, the Foot End and the Side. I explained that the design should... ]]>
<![CDATA[Mortises in Round Legs--Trim and Keep]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:01:36 -0500 Mortises in Round Legs--Trim and Keep Posted by DaveRichards
Generally, when I create SketchUp models of furniture, I like to get the bulk of the modeling completed and then go back and add joinery. As I've demonstrated in many of my blog posts, I make the... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:12:09 -0500 A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles Posted by Killenwood
This simple looking box, can turn out to be a challenge in SketchUp and in the shop. The angles create the difficulty, particularly in corner joinery - in this case being dovetails. The video shows... ]]>
<![CDATA[Substitute a Texture for Geometry]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:40:35 -0500 Substitute a Texture for Geometry Posted by DaveRichards
Sometimes the models I draw have repeated details that can be very tedious to draw. Unless I need to show that detail up close, I will consider using a texture material instead. In a blog post I made... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Shaker Oval Box - Remaining Parts, Stage 3]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:01:23 -0500 A Shaker Oval Box - Remaining Parts, Stage 3 Posted by Killenwood
This video shows the completion of parts to a Shaker Oval Box #5. Stage 1 and 2 videos showed the creation of the Box and Top Bands. There are several more parts required including those used during... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Transition from Leg to Stretcher]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:45:01 -0500 A Transition from Leg to Stretcher Posted by DaveRichards
While perusing some of the used furniture sites, I came across a mahogany coffee table designed by Edmund Spance and manufactured in Mexico in 1953. I modeled this coffee table loosely after that... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Shaker Oval Box - The Cover Band, Stage 2]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:48:14 -0500 A Shaker Oval Box - The Cover Band, Stage 2 Posted by Killenwood
This is Stage 2 of a series on the Shaker Oval Box Size No. 5. My last post showed the development of the finger shapes, the two bands, the elliptical shape, and the lower box model. In the following... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pommels and Other Square to Round Transitions]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:23:10 -0500 Pommels and Other Square to Round Transitions Posted by DaveRichards
The transitions between round and square sections are a common feature on things such as table legs and columns. Drawing them correctly in SketchUp can be a bit of a challenge if you aren't familiar... ]]>
<![CDATA[Placing Back Rest Spindles on a Chair]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:48:43 -0500 Placing Back Rest Spindles on a Chair Posted by DaveRichards
I had an e-mail from a gentleman in Peru recently. He was trying to draw a chair something like these. He was trying to work out how to draw the hoop and then get the spindles into place. I expect as... ]]>