Hi, and thanks........

The ideal place for beginners to get help using SketchUp

Hi, and thanks........

Postby woodtick » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:22 am

Hi,
Yet another noob checking in finally.I've been following this forum for a while now and want to say thanks to ALL that post here.I'm truly amazed at the generosity and depth of knowledge that is so freely shared here....way cool. A special thanks goes out to the moderators and the folks from Google............I don't see how you find the time to keep up with all this.

A bit about me:
I'm self employed as a carpenter/remodeler/builder/woodworker. Mine is a small operation for sure but I couldn't imagine doing anything else.I've been using SU to help me with all sorts of work related details.Nothing flashy.......just quick sketches on a "digital napkin" to help me think in 3D so I can avoid those "Oh Fuuuudddggge...." moments in the field.

Now that winter is here I have some time to work with SU to get a bit more proficient with it.I finally have the basics figured out but have a ways to go with workflow issues, managing file sizes, etc.I can build you a house, but I have huge gaping holes in my computer skills.But,I learn something every time I check in here so I'll get there.

I'll see 'ya around and thanks again.
(I'm going to post my entry for Green Toaster's challenge in the Gallery. I also enjoy doing some fun, non-work related stuff in SU.)

Rich
0

woodtick 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby Gaieus » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:46 am

Hi Rich, welcome here and if you have any problems/questions, just feel free to ask...
:)
0
User avatar
Gaieus 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby dylan » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:35 am

Welcome Rich, nice to hear from you.
0

dylan 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby alan wood » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:15 am

Welcome Rich
great place to learn here.
cheers
Alan
0

alan wood 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby Bill Wilson » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:08 pm

:D Hi Rich, welcome to our big happy family where :?: problems are solved and lighthearted :lol: fun is had by all. :P
0

Bill Wilson 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby Ross Macintosh » Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:59 pm

Welcome Aboard Rich!

Bill - Are you Santa? That icy avatar (North Pole?) & the white beard seem to be clues.

Regards, Ross
0

Ross Macintosh 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby boofredlay » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:19 pm

Welcome Rich. Glad to have you here.
0
User avatar
boofredlay 
Global Moderator
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby Gidon Yuval » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:54 pm

Welcome aboard fellow woodworker.
How about posting some pictures of your work? The SU models and the pieces made from them.
0
If you don't know where you're going, you're never going to get there.

Gidon Yuval 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby Bill Wilson » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:18 am

Ross Macintosh wrote:Welcome Aboard Rich!

Bill - Are you Santa? That icy avatar (North Pole?) & the white beard seem to be clues.

Regards, Ross

:D No Ross, I'm not related to the portly gent in the red suit. :P The photo was taken at Butchers Dam in Central Otago a few months ago when it was winter down here in the southern latitudes. It was a beautiful hoar frost and it stayed that way for about 10 days.
Central Otago has cold winters and sweltering summers, I go there about 4 times a year and stay with my sister. Some of the best wine in the world comes from that area.
Happy Xmas to you and all of my mates in the forum, most of you will be into winter now while I'm lolling about getting my annual suntan. :lol:
Cheers and beers to all.
0

Bill Wilson 
 

Re: Hi, and thanks........

Postby woodtick » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:57 pm

Gidon,
As a noob I don't have a vast library of models to share, but I'll give it a shot.Remember what I said at the top of this page......nothing flashy.
We are in the process of building a new workshop for my wife.We were considering two different locations on our property,both with various limitations on what we could do.I started giving her options on floor plans,window layouts,site location etc.Just simple boxes with a roof on top.As with any building project we went through many versions, most of which were put out of their misery with the delete key.
Here's an example for site #2:
Triple shop.skp

Pretty rudimentary SU work for sure but it really helped us determine what would work best for us.
And, a couple photos of how the actual project is going.

triple shop 1.JPG
,
triple shop 2.JPG


We chose the version in scene 7 of the skippy and couldn't be happier with the way it worked out.

As a builder I was able to refer to that very simple model and create quick sketches for my excavators,concrete sub,and myself for window and door layout,sf of sheathing,roofing etc.I like the way SU helps me visualize just the details I'm working on at the moment so I can move on with a project.We are about ready to start trimming the interior and I have some cabinet and trim details to work out..........I'll post another skippy of a couple things I'm working on.

Rich
0

woodtick 
 

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago



Ad Machine 
Robot
 



 

Return to Newbie Forum

cron

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Visit our sponsors: