Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:26:31 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries <![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... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Shaker Oval Box - The Box Bend, Stage 1]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:48:21 -0500 A Shaker Oval Box - The Box Bend, Stage 1 Posted by Killenwood
The following video shows my process of creating the first stage of making a #5 Shaker Oval Box. I tried various Warehouse plug-ins for bending components. However, I was not satisfied with the... ]]>
<![CDATA[SketchUp 2014 Maintenance Release 1]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:26:52 -0500 SketchUp 2014 Maintenance Release 1 Posted by DaveRichards
The folks on the SketchUp team have been hard at work and today released Maintenance Release 1 of SketchUp 2014. If you are using SketchUp 2014, it would be a good idea to download this version... ]]>
<![CDATA[The Guts of a Classic High-Boy]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 13:00:18 -0500 The Guts of a Classic High-Boy Posted by Killenwood
Here's the W&M highboy that I've been working for a few weeks. Some of my previous blog posts show various SketchUp procedures in modeling this piece. In this video I show the guts of the upper... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Simple Way to Show Proposed Changes]]> Sun, 25 May 2014 14:21:54 -0500 A Simple Way to Show Proposed Changes Posted by DaveRichards
Sometimes we need to show others proposed changes to an existing object. This might be the addition of cabinets in a kitchen or maybe an extension to the kitchen. We want to show what already exists... ]]>
<![CDATA[The Beading on the HIghboy]]> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:33:15 -0500 The Beading on the HIghboy Posted by Killenwood
This is the lower section of a William & Mary Highboy. There are many details to work out on a complex piece like this one. For example, there is a thin beading that is applied to the scroll work on... ]]>
<![CDATA[Adirondack Chair -- Placing the Back Slats]]> Sun, 04 May 2014 12:05:57 -0500 Adirondack Chair -- Placing the Back Slats Posted by DaveRichards
Of all the pieces of furniture woodworkers make, chairs are probably the most difficult to get our heads around. Most cabinet work involves making rectangular boxes with square corners. Chairs are... ]]>
<![CDATA[Screw Threads in SketchUp]]> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:13:00 -0500 Screw Threads in SketchUp Posted by DaveRichards
Last week I had an e-mail conversation with a fellow who has been doing a bunch of 3D printing. He is working on an adaptor for something in his shop and wants to print a threaded part. He was... ]]>
<![CDATA[Creating the Rule Joint]]> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:32:40 -0500 Creating the Rule Joint Posted by Killenwood
I'm again faced with designing and making the rule joint for this Shaker table. The rule joint is the very functional, structural, and beautiful connection of the table leaves - to allow the folding... ]]>
<![CDATA[3D Basecamp Recap and a Lesson Reinforced]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:17:51 -0500 3D Basecamp Recap and a Lesson Reinforced Posted by DaveRichards
Last weekend my family and I drove out to Vail, CO for SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014. I look forward to these trips each time because it gives me a chance to see some friends and to find out first hand... ]]>
<![CDATA[From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:35:53 -0500 From Dovetails to Mortise & Tenon Posted by Killenwood
This model was made by a friend, David Heim. I will be using his model to create a multi-page shop drawing for my students. David created the model from sketches by Lester Margon in his book... ]]>
<![CDATA[Drawing a Bin Pull]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Drawing a Bin Pull Posted by DaveRichards
I was asked about a method for drawing a bin pull type of of drawer pull. A long time ago I did a tutorial showing how to do that but that one seems to have evaporated into the ether so here we go... ]]>