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Los Angeles, CA, US
Former mechanical engineer turned furniture maker. Currently teaching furniture making full-time at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA.
Okay Dave, you're holding out on us! Five minutes in to the video, you created a circle perpendicular to the red axis. How did you do that? SketchUp does not do that by default (at least not that I'm aware of.)
As usual, great and thorough explanation of what seems like a simple SketchUp concept. I would add that moving and the flipping more than one component or group gives you the option Flip Along > (Axis) Direction, not Component's (Axis). That can be helpful at times when a component's axes don't align with the model axes, but you move them along one of the model's axes.
I'm looking forward to your discussion on glue to faces. Thanks!
Very nice, Dave. I tried it before I watched the video and came up with a similar solution, but yours was more elegant than mine. I was wondering if you could use Move and Toggle Auto-fold to create the thickness while at the same time creating the beveled edges. I was able to do it but I'm not sure it saved any steps. Thanks for the post.
Why wouldn't a table saw owner think he couldn't use his saw without a rip fence? Check out a recent episode of This Old House, #6 of Charlestown 2014, where at the 6:30 mark Tom Silva rips a board without the fence. You can see him in action here http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/video/0,,20869122,00.html.
If I remember correctly, Norm Abram does the same thing a bit later in the show. Maybe SawStop is a sponsor...
You convinced me. When I got home (I couldn't install the plugin on my work computer) I tried it. Very slick! Thanks!
I tried this after reading the problem but prior to reading the solution. I was not familiar with the plugin, so I came up with a different method.
I created the brace in the same position as yours, but mine was 3" too long. I then drew a circle with 96 sides, with the center in the same spot as your rotation axis, and the radius at the opposite corner of the frame. I was then able to rotate the brace into position using the appropriate intersection point on the circle.
I don't think it's quite as accurate as your solution, due to the segmented circle, but it's pretty close if you use lots of sides on the circle.
Great tip about flipping multiple components! That will come in very handy.
I agree with Loxmyth; this is much safer when using a sled. I teach this method in some of my advanced classes at Cerritos College, although I first evacuate most of the material out with a series of cross cuts. The sliding action is only to smooth the tenon cheek.
I would not allow a student to use the method as shown in the video. Too many simultaneous or nearly simultaneous motions.
(I hope you're still responding to old posts.)
I am trying to find an example of a project that includes all the scenes used to create the project plan views. If I purchase one of your or Tim's plans from the store will it include those? Or are the plans only in the PDF file?
Awesome! Thanks for the tip. I have gone through great frustrations to create that center point. This is so simple.
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