January 2, 2009
Classic window sash and breakfront glass doors with molded muntins are challenging woodworking projects. However, I find that working through the detail design in SketchUp clears up any...
December 23, 2008
In starting the design for a Shaker Chip Box, I thought how easy it looked - but soon was surprised by the complexity of the bent handle or Bail. This…
December 22, 2008
Putting a new feature of SketchUp 7 to work.
December 18, 2008
Often I find myself fairly complete with a model design, yet have second thoughts about the overall size or configuration. Or following a presentation to a customer, adjustments and...
December 11, 2008
A demonstration showing how to quickly layout and "cut" dovetails.
About two weeks ago, I showed the beginning steps involved in making the SketchUp model of a Ladder Back Chair - mainly the creation of the Back Posts. In this…
December 5, 2008
Adding a bit of depth to a drawer.
December 3, 2008
I'm teaching another woodworking group this week, and am reminded how important initial setup steps simplify SketchUp and reduce frustration. I described many of these steps in a February 2008…
November 27, 2008
I've emphasized often, the benefits in the shop of having full-size templates as an output from the SketchUp model. Until now, I've created these templates one-by-one, printing as jpgs or…
November 23, 2008
An overview of how I created shop drawings for Tim Rousseau's Frame and Pannel Cabinet Video Workshop.
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