Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Thanks, Betsy

Love to have this resource

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional Finishing Techniques from the New Best of Fine Woodworking

I could sure use it! Maybe I wouldn't hate finishing so bad if I knew what I was doing.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Workshop Machines

thanks can't get too many ww books.

Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

I have been woodworking for oover 40 years and my wish list is just as long today as it ever was. Still don't have one of those nice Lie-Nielson block planes though.


Re: A Pad-Foot Leg in SketchUp

Thanks Dave, I understand how to make the bandsaw leg but I don't quite follow your explanation regarding the follow me tool. A demo would be very helpful and much appreciated if you would be so kind.

Re: A Pad-Foot Leg in SketchUp

Hey Dave, is it possible make this pad foot on a cabriole leg using SU. I have spent a lot of time thinking and trying to make it work and still nothing.

Re: Another Look at Creating Plans From a SketchUp Model

Hey Dave, from time to time I would like to use xray view to illustrate certain component features in my construction documents using scenes. The problem I run into is that I can't seem to make xray scene specific. It's all scenes or nothing.

Is there something I am missing.


Re: More Quick Dimensioning Tips

Hey, Dave thanks for the dimensioning tips. Let me share one with you if I may. Anytime you want dimensions to show in one view and not in another view of the same piece simply hide it and update the view. It will appear in one view and vanish in the other.

Re: Using the Intersect Feature

Tim, I have done a few breadboard table tops recently and discovered the quickest and simplest way I have seen for doing the mortises.

Before making components out of the top or the BB, simply draw the tenons on the top and copy them and the shoulder onto the BB after deleting the BB face. No flipping, no intersecting - you're done!

Re: Layers, Scenes, Dimensions and Construction Drawings

Thanks, Dave for the advice regarding the BF calcs in Cutlist.

Do you know why dimension columns will not sort correctly in cutlist. Other colums sort as they should. Is it the number marks (")or am I missing something else.

Thanks, again you are a great resource for all of us.

Re: Layers, Scenes, Dimensions and Construction Drawings

Hey, Dave, do you know the guy that designed Cutlis 4.0. If you do, would you pass along my suggestions to him.

I was having trouble with the board foot calcs and found out that the program calculates BF incorrectly. In the formula, (length x width x thickness)/144, the thickness should never be less than 1. Cutlist uses whatever is listed in the thickness column. I could calculate the BF correctly if the inch mark(") was removed from the dimensions. The dimensions cannot be used in formulas with the inch marks present. I could remove them manually but that is very cumbersome in a large projet. Why offer the .CSV option in the program if the data is restricted like this. The inch notation could be made in the column heading, i.e. length(inches).

Thanks, Dave

Randy Morgan

Re: Create Shop Drawings II

Tim, thanks for this info and all you do for us SU users.
You mentioned in this blog about converting Excel files into JPEG. Do I have to have special software to do this? If so can you direct me to it on the web?

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