September 2, 2020
Tim Killen creates a beginner-friendly SketchUp model with only two components. Nevertheless, it is surprising how many basic SketchUp skills and tools are practiced in making this simple piece.
August 5, 2020
Even though there is no space in his house for one, Tim Killen begins the planning process for his newest project, a Seymour secretary bookcase.
July 1, 2020
Tim Killen uses a SketchUp plug-in, Fredo Curvaloft Skin Contours, to help him model a complex shape on a challenging Queen Anne leg.
June 4, 2020
SketchUp makes it easy to explain technical details, including a way to show phantom lines demonstrating how pieces connect
May 7, 2020
When inventing a new design, Tim Killen doesn't see a need for a cardboard mock-up. He jumps right into SketchUp, guided by rough handmade pencil sketches.
April 2, 2020
SketchUp master Tim Killen demonstrates how he "flattens" shapes in SketchUp to use as templates in the real world.
March 4, 2020
Tim Killen finds it extremely helpful in the shop to have multiple views of the components from different angles and positions. SketchUp makes this possible by using various Scenes with separate dimensions used in different layers.
February 10, 2020
SketchUp master Tim Killen recreates an antique saw vise both virtually and in his shop
December 25, 2019
Using the power of SketchUp, Tim Killen shows his method for capturing the design of an oak sideboard from a magazine picture.
November 14, 2019
Tim Killen demonstrates how he used SketchUp to help him create the curved stretchers for the nesting tables he's reproducing
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