March 22, 2018
A friend of mine is using SketchUp to make models of the automata and other wooden mechanical devices he builds. Many of his projects include wooden roller chain and sprockets.…
March 7, 2018
Tim Killen tries his hand at marquetry, of course with an assist from SketchUp
February 22, 2018
Recently, while doing an online SketchUp session with one of my students, he asked about creating components with irregular shapes. He was thinking of creating a rug component to use…
February 12, 2018
This is the third of a series on the Chamfered Post Table developed in my eBook "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers." I'm including videos in this series (not included in the…
January 17, 2018
A friend of mine called me the other day to tell me he's a new grandpa. He wants to carve a name board for the new cherub but he wanted…
January 3, 2018
Tim Killen shows you his detailed process for tracing images using the arc tool
December 20, 2017
In spindle turning it's common to have transitions from square to turned sections. This is frequently seen on table legs that have a square pommel at the top for the…
December 6, 2017
This is the second of a series on the Chamfered Post Table developed in the eBook "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers"
November 15, 2017
SketchUp includes a few different wood grain textures, and they can work, but they have their shortcomings. In this blog, Dave Richards shows you how to make your own textures
November 9, 2017
CHAPTER NINE of my Fine Woodworking eBook " SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers" steps through the modeling process of the Chamfered Post Table. This table, made in about 1700, is one…
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