Recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

I would love to have a Paolini book to use.

Re: UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

I'd like to win a copy. I'm always looking for new ideas.

Re: UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

I'm always looking for expert help!

Re: UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

I use several of his tools including sharpening. The book would be a nice compliment.

Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

I build a few boxes. This would help!

Re: UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

I've built a number of them, but I'm always looking for new ideas.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

Can always look at different ways of doing things!

Re: SketchUp 2013 Released Today

One additional question: I note at the top of the screen, the file name followed by "... SketchUp Make [ EVAL ]".

Does this indicate I am still evaluating SK? Will it ever away??


Re: SketchUp 2013 Released Today

Dave - when I run Cutlist on SU13, I get a Script error, apparently the same as Harley130 talked about. I am using Win8.

I'll be happy to send you a screen shot.


Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

I would love a free copy! I use SK regularly and always look for FW's blogs to help me improve my skills.

Re: SketchUp: Down and Dirty

I'm somewhere in between. I will draw the complete item, even include tenons, but not mortises or dovetails. This way I can use Layout to help build a shopping list for wood and explode the components to help me organize my pieces for cutting.


Re: UPDATE: Woodworking 101 by Aime Fraser, Matthew Teague, and Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

Would fit well in my well-used library.

Re: Jefferson's Bookstand - Another Workflow Example

Dave - it's always a pleasure watching a master at work. Thanks.

For the rest of us novices, I recommend one extra step that I use regularly. Hit the save button! If/when mistakes are made, it helps to have a saved fresh start to fall back on.


Re: Adding Materials to Your Model

Dave - very enlightening! Thanks. Where does one "find" wood grain and colors for different woods?


Re: A Fern Stand: Demonstrating My Drawing Process

Dave - the sound level is now very good. Thanks.


Re: A Fern Stand: Demonstrating My Drawing Process

Dave - thanks for "putting it all together" with this drawing, including a bunch of shortcuts! I can use essentially every one of them.

However.... maybe its my machine, but the sound level (with video and computer levels at max) was barely audible. Next time, can you set your recording level a little higher?

Happy New Year,


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Craftsman Furniture Projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

A recent visit to the Grove Park Inn told me (again) how much I like this style!


Re: Personalizing Your SketchUp Settings

Tim - thanks! Just what I've been looking for.


Re: Style Settings for Woodworking

Tim - would you please consider updating your Template settings, particularly the Style settings? There are a few differences in SU7.


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Essential Guide to the Steel Square by Ken Horner

Finally, a way to learn how to use the tables on my framing square!


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture by Robert W. Lang

Great way to determine if I want to build some of the G&G stuff!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Choosing & Using Hand Tools

I use hand tools on every project.


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw

Great book for me since I just purchased a new bandsaw!


Re: How Much Wood Will It Take?

Dave - Thanks. I will give it a try.


Re: Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening

Is this the right place for advertisements?

Re: How Much Wood Will It Take?

Dave - thanks for all the SketchUp "lessons". Recognizing that you use the Pro version, will Cutlist and Layout plugin work with the free version of SketchUp?


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