Jefferson’s Bookstand – Another Workflow Example
There are a lot of ways to approach drawing a model in SketchUp. I think most users develop a work flow that works for them. Recently I’ve spoken with several woodworkers who have told me their workflow isn’t working for them. They struggle with things like how to accurately place elements in the model and when to make components They asked me for another demonstration showing how I go about these things. Recently there’s also been some interest in Thomas Jefferson’s bookstand. I’ve been looking at it, too. It’s become another project on my long list of projects. After doing a bit of research, I decided I’d model it. I hope this is helpful.
Warning: This video runs a little over half an hour. I didn’t cut any of the process out or accelerate anything. There are a few spots where it looks like nothing is happening. Those are times when I am referring to my notes to get details.
Addendum: I neglected to add a link to a plugin I used to put the radiused corners on the easel supports. The plugin isn’t necessary but it does make the job slightly faster. Here’s the link.