Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/design-click-build Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:56:09 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Design. Click. Build" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/design-click-build <![CDATA[Post & Dowel Fixture for Workbench]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:30:55 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114604/post-dowel-fixture-for-workbench http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114604/post-dowel-fixture-for-workbench 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114604/post-dowel-fixture-for-workbench
<![CDATA[Angled Box Joints]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114554/angled-box-joints http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114554/angled-box-joints 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114554/angled-box-joints
<![CDATA[Drawing a Flag Case -- Some Basic Skills]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:42:11 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114452/drawing-a-flag-case-some-basic-skills http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114452/drawing-a-flag-case-some-basic-skills 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114452/drawing-a-flag-case-some-basic-skills
<![CDATA[Ebony Plugs for the Greene & Greene Table]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:03:53 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114444/ebony-plugs-for-the-greene-greene-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114444/ebony-plugs-for-the-greene-greene-table 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114444/ebony-plugs-for-the-greene-greene-table
<![CDATA[Drawing and Modifying Multiple Dadoes]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:35:44 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114296/drawing-and-modifying-multiple-dadoes http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114296/drawing-and-modifying-multiple-dadoes 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114296/drawing-and-modifying-multiple-dadoes
<![CDATA[A Greene & Greene Bedside Table]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:43:53 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114226/a-greene-greene-bedside-table http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114226/a-greene-greene-bedside-table 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114226/a-greene-greene-bedside-table
<![CDATA[Create a Cut List From Your Model]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:52:07 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114136/create-a-cut-list-from-your-model http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114136/create-a-cut-list-from-your-model 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114136/create-a-cut-list-from-your-model
<![CDATA[A Writing Arm Chair]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:18:23 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114102/a-writing-arm-chair http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114102/a-writing-arm-chair 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/114102/a-writing-arm-chair
<![CDATA[A New SketchUp Forum]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113998/a-new-sketchup-forum http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113998/a-new-sketchup-forum 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113998/a-new-sketchup-forum
<![CDATA[Latticework on a Chinese Cabinet Door]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:36:32 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113996/latticework-on-a-chinese-cabinet-door http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113996/latticework-on-a-chinese-cabinet-door 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113996/latticework-on-a-chinese-cabinet-door
<![CDATA[A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:44:56 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113951/a-coffin-an-exercise-in-angles-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113951/a-coffin-an-exercise-in-angles-2 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113951/a-coffin-an-exercise-in-angles-2
<![CDATA[Mortises in Round Legs--Trim and Keep]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:01:36 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113787/mortises-in-round-legs-trim-and-keep http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113787/mortises-in-round-legs-trim-and-keep 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113787/mortises-in-round-legs-trim-and-keep
<![CDATA[A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:12:09 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113744/a-coffin-an-exercise-in-angles http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113744/a-coffin-an-exercise-in-angles 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113744/a-coffin-an-exercise-in-angles
<![CDATA[Substitute a Texture for Geometry]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:40:35 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113663/substitute-a-texture-for-geometry http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113663/substitute-a-texture-for-geometry 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113663/substitute-a-texture-for-geometry
<![CDATA[A Shaker Oval Box - Remaining Parts, Stage 3]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:01:23 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113614/a-shaker-oval-box-remaining-parts-stage-3 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113614/a-shaker-oval-box-remaining-parts-stage-3 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113614/a-shaker-oval-box-remaining-parts-stage-3
<![CDATA[A Transition from Leg to Stretcher]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:45:01 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113435/a-transition-from-leg-to-stretcher http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113435/a-transition-from-leg-to-stretcher 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113435/a-transition-from-leg-to-stretcher
<![CDATA[A Shaker Oval Box - The Cover Band, Stage 2]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:48:14 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113333/a-shaker-oval-box-the-cover-band-stage-2 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113333/a-shaker-oval-box-the-cover-band-stage-2 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113333/a-shaker-oval-box-the-cover-band-stage-2
<![CDATA[Pommels and Other Square to Round Transitions]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:23:10 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113285/pommels-and-other-square-to-round-transitions http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113285/pommels-and-other-square-to-round-transitions 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113285/pommels-and-other-square-to-round-transitions
<![CDATA[Placing Back Rest Spindles on a Chair]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:48:43 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113214/placing-back-rest-spindles-on-a-chair http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113214/placing-back-rest-spindles-on-a-chair 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/113214/placing-back-rest-spindles-on-a-chair
<![CDATA[A Shaker Oval Box - The Box Bend, Stage 1]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:48:21 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112940/a-shaker-oval-box-the-box-bend-stage-1 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112940/a-shaker-oval-box-the-box-bend-stage-1 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... ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112940/a-shaker-oval-box-the-box-bend-stage-1