October 2, 2019
Bob Miller argues that with a few simple formulas and a clever jig, it becomes possible to draw and cut ellipses of any size and add this stately and pleasing shape to your work.
September 30, 2019
When working on furniture designs, Yuri Kobayashi eschews the sketchbook or computer in favor of modeling in three dimensions
Aaron Poritz designs cabinets with tambour doors where the workings of the door remain visible whether it is open or closed. Typical tambour doors disappear from view when opened. These…
September 12, 2019
For Mike Farrington, sometimes planning a project is the most difficult part of woodworking
September 4, 2019
Rather than simply read a book on classical architecture, Tim Killen set out to create a Classical Order in SketchUp
August 27, 2019
Craig Thibodeau demonstrates a simple jig that makes it simpler to draw large single-radius curves
August 21, 2019
As a follow-on to his recent blog post on modeling angled dovetails, Dave Richards thought it would be interesting to take a look at how Chris Gochnour’s dovetails can be modeled.
August 7, 2019
Tim Killen needs to work out dimensions and angles from an old Shaker chair pattern, so he uses SketchUp, one of his favorite tools, to fill the gaps
Michael Fortune demonstrates how to modify your drafting tools to bridge the gap between precise and artistic
In this video, Michael takes you through his design process step by step, sharing his tips for drawing and brainstorming along the way
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