Finishing Technique for Greene and Greene Furniture
Smoothing Plane Tips and Techniques
Customize Your Router for Centered Mortises
How to Sharpen Hollow Chisel Mortising Bits
Drawbore Your Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery
How to Sharpen a Spokeshave
The Essential Tool Chest
Simple Cabinetry with Pocket Hole Joinery
Speed Up Handplane Honing with Your Ruler
Simple Tape Trick for Tight Fitting Through-Mortises
Workbench Tool Storage Solutions
Capture More Dust from Your Router Table
The Coolest Cutting Board Ever?
Hinge Mortises on the Tablesaw
A Woodworker's Guide to Grain Direction
A Toolbox for Cub Scoutscomments (2) January 3rd, 2013 in blogs
Here is a quick project, both in SketchUp and in the shop. The project is a simple toolbox nailed together without special joinery. It has been designed to use with a group of Cub Scouts without use of power tools. My plan is to cover the following subjects and skills:
Making and reading drawings
Hand sawing a crosscut
Drilling with brace and bit
Marking out with the help of a template
Assembly with finish nails
Application of Flat Head Wood Screws
Filing and sanding
I will start the session in front of my computer, showing how SketchUp works. Then to the shop.
Here are pictures of the project.
And here is the video of me making the SketchUp model, including important Scenes.
Note: I did make changes to the model subsequent to creating the video. The illustrations above (Assembly and Orthographic Views) reflect a later design.
posted in: blogs, Sketchup, cub scouts, toolbox
Save up to 51% on Fine Woodworking
Become a Better Woodworker
About Design. Click. Build.
Learn the art and science of designing furniture in SketchUp with Fine Woodworking's official blog. Moderated by a devoted community of woodworkers, we feature step-by-step SketchUp tutorials on designing components, downloads of pre-built 3D models of furniture parts, and news and information about the evolving world of digital furniture design.
Basic SketchUp Tutorials
Learn the basics of building furniture in SketchUp with these classic posts from the Design. Click. Build. blog.
Creating a Project Plan in SketchUp
How I Draw in SketchUp
Axes in SketchUp
The SketchUp Move Tool
The SketchUp Rotate Tool
The SketchUp Scale Tool
Materials, Colors, and Textures
Applying Wood Grain Skins in SketchUp
Easy Dovetail Joints in SketchUp
Meet the Authors