Chilliwack, BC, CA
Several years ago I read the "Workshop in an Island" article and was enthralled by it. As a woman (and an old one at that) I found it hard to…
Hello Tim, I haven't spoken to you for a while because your last explanations to me were great and I've been getting along fine. Now however I need your help again.
I'm designing a G&G bed with storage drawers below. It will be a double size version of the Gamble bed. I've drawn the head and footboards and made scenes of the cloud lifts in each piece. My problem is how do I print full sized templates? In your chapter on templates I got up to the "print set up for Macintosh" but not beyond. I can't figure out where the "restore down" button is on my Mac. The red, yellow, and green buttons you refer to on the Mac are close, minimize and enlarge respectively, I can't restore down with any of them. Can you help?
Hello again Tim,
I have a question about the computer desk, but I think it will apply to almost any drawing. Several components have the same joinery but are different sizes. Is there any way to adapt a component so you don't have to do the same joinery all over again? One other question and it may be related. How is "make unique" different than exploding an existing component and making a new one? Thanks
Hello again Tim,
I have another question. Before I bought your book, I was attempting (without much luck) to design an L shaped computer desk in the Greene and Greene style. I was feeling confident enough after the first nine chapters to try again. Now the problem I'm having is, having constructed the post component and placing copies (there are 10, 8 in a row 20 inches apart (wide) & various distances lengthwise and the other 2 on the bottom of the L) I'm not sure how to orient them so they mirror each other. I know how to use the flip along function and can mirror the first four in the long row but do I have the next 2 mirror the second two, the final two mirror the third two and the short L two, who do they mirror? Hope I haven't confused you too much. I'd send you a copy of the drawing but I don't know how. Barb
Thanks Tim for the clarification. I accept your comment that the "back" is not a stretcher, and although it matters not one iota, and if you can stand one more stupid question, why is it not called a stretcher? I am enjoying your book so much, and have learned so much, I'm very happy you published it. It's the best!!!. Barb
I'm glad to learn that the tenons on the stretchers are 11/16 long. When I got to making the mortices I couldn't understand. There is one other thing though I still am not getting. At step 20 on pg. 50 you indicate the tenons on the back stretcher are different from the front stretcher. I don't see how that can be. Are you speaking of the lower back stretcher or the upper back stretcher? Barb
Hi Tim, I guess I got onto this site first and then onto another site which seemed to be your blog and asked the same question. There were several other people responding to your new book and you were responding back so I asked the same question. Then after reading some of your responses and those of others, I was able to proceed. But I'm sure I will have more questions. I just want to say though, that by and large your instructions are great and I've found that even if I screw up all I have to do is click on the little "undo" button and try again. The other thing that is great is that the opportunity to annotate in the book. Brilliant idea!! It makes it easy to fix the little bugs. Great job. Barb
back again. After writing that last note, I read your response to ScottSh and selected the top and edit component. I fiddled a bit (like Scott?) and did figure it out. I've been "designing" with Sketchup for some time but, your book so far has made it a much more pleasant experience. And that's an understatement!!!!!
I'm sure I'll be back. Thanks Tim. Barb
Tim, I just purchased your ebook and have learned so much in the first six chapters I'm thrilled!!! However, like ScottSh, I too got stuck on step 4 in chapter seven. Unfortunately, unlike him, I was not able to work it out. I don't understand where I am to trace the lines "to form the tongue and shoulder..." and when I try and then use the push pull tool nothing is highlighted and the tool indicates it can't be used (a circle with a slash). What am I doing wrong???? Hope you can help me. Thanks Barb
I just purchased an ecopy of Tim's book and learned a huge amount in the first three chapters. However, I got to the first project in chapter seven and got stuck on step four. Is there anyone to ask questions to about this stuff?
I agree it's a good quiz. However I was surprised that the fact there was no blade guard in place was not included as a no no.
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