Drawing a Water Wheel

comments (2) January 27th, 2013 in blogs

DaveRichards David Richards, contributor
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One of our readers e-mailed me and asked about drawing a water wheel in SketchUp. He's setting up a plan for a wheel to be built as a kit and shipped to Honduras where it will be assembled and set up to run a generator. Here's what I came up with. The process of drawing this wheel is made relatively easy by the fact that there's only four different components most of them are copied as a radial array about the centerline of the wheel.

Without further ado...

 

Dave


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Comments (2)

jagwah jagwah writes: I use SketchUp on just about every project I do now, to nibble out the details. I wish I had used it years ago for the 13' water wheel I built years ago for a client. The wheel is shown in Fine Home Building Sept. 2009. My biggest mistake was not realizing I could build this in the shop. A tremendous amount of time could have been saved.

I am using it now to work out the swing issues for building a hidden door book case similar to one done by Mr. Katz.

Posted: 3:08 pm on February 4th

aaylmer aaylmer writes: What a program! It will be interesting to see how this method influences design, instead of working things out by trial and error and math!!
Thanks a lot for a clear demo, I am going to show it to my 3-d design students as an example of possibilities.
Annabelle Aylmer
Professor
3-d area
Glendale Community College,
Glendale, California
Posted: 5:02 pm on February 2nd

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