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Re: Rough Cut PBS Station Locator

I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and I searched all listings and it is NOT playing - I use Service Electric Cable Vision in the Birdsboro area.

Re: Another New Plugin with Great Potential for Woodworkers

Thanks Dave,

Chris Fullmer just added Beta v0.2 that allows you to use components (instead of just groups):
http://www.sketchucation.com/forums/scf/viewtopic.php?f=180&t=18210

Bill

Re: Axes in SketchUp

Thanks Dave,

I found this link that had a selection of wood that may be useful:

http://www.woodmagazine.com/materials-guide/lumber/wood-grain-textures/

Bill

Re: Axes in SketchUp

Dave,
Thanks again for your blogs. I have been reading both yours and Tim's and find them very helpful in trying to get up to speed with SketchUp. While viewing this video on axes, I noticed you had a good collection of wood textures in your SketchUp tool. Where did you find all those wood grain textures that we could import into SketchUp? SketchUp comes with a small collection but nothing near the selection you had available - which is a great asset!

Thanks Dave,
Bill

Re: Joint Push/Pull

Thanks Tim! I just came across this technique that allowed me to create a curved crest rail very similar to yours without the need of the Joint Push/Pull. It's basically projecting a flat shape onto a curved object and then carving it out, check it out:

http://www.sketchucation.com/?p=877=1

It's certainly not as advanced as your method, but it may be good for quick turn-arounds. Thanks again Tim!

Bill

Re: Joint Push/Pull

Tim,

How did you create the curve shape of the crest rail (i.e. before you applied the Joint Push/Pull tool to give it thickness)? I tried tracing your image but I think the issue I am having is that it is coplanar and when I used the Joint Push/Pull tool I am getting a flat rail, not curved like yours. Just curious how you went about making that shape (I am new to SketchUp so I apologize if this is a remedial question...)

Thanks,
Bill

Re: Joint Push/Pull

I tried creating a more advanced crest rail with curves (such as your example) with this offset method that I mentioned above, and I can see its disadvantages - I cannot cut-out shapes to make it fancy when on a curve (i.e. multiple planes).

I will try the plugin and this may answer my questions.

thanks,
Bill

Re: Joint Push/Pull

I am new to this forum, new to wood working, and new to SketchUp as well, but I am trying to learn!

Thanks again for sharing your techniques, I have found them very helpful. I don't know if this is an easier/different technique in which you are trying to perform with the Joint Push Pull plugin, but I was just going through some Google SketchUp video tutorials last night and came across this simple how to video that shows another way to create the crest rail without any third party plugins.

http://sketchup.google.com/training/videos/new_to_gsu.html
watch: Part 4 - Create a Chair (8:43)
about 7 mins into it, it shows how to use the offset to create the crest rail - very simple technique.

Is there an advantage or disadvantage of doing it this way? I haven't tried the Joint Push Pull plugin so I am not sure if it produces better results or not, but I thought I would share this...

thanks,
Bill



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