Making miters and splines in SketchUp
Dave Richards helps a fellow woodworker design legs for his table in Sketchup, working out the joinery along the way.
In a recent e-mail a fellow woodworker asked for help with the design of legs for his table. He sent me a profile and the basic dimensions for the legs. He was trying to sort out how to model the leg first to show it to his wife but then he also wants to use it to help him work out the joinery and to get usable cutlist information. The video shows the steps I showed him. Hopefully you’ll find something you can use here, too.
In the process I did use a few extensions. They are: Eneroth Auto Weld, CleanUp3, Solid Inspector, and Bool Tools 2. The first three are from the Extension Warehouse while Bool Tools 2 is available from Mindsight Studios. Auto Weld and Bool Tools 2 are not free extensions but they aren’t that expensive and if your time has any value, I think you’ll find that they are well worth the price.