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Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:03 am

Popular Woodworking magazine is giving away free CD's of it's back issues.

Create a SU model from one of their plans and you can choose which year of back issues you want. If you do more than 8 you get the entire back issue collection on CD. That CD retails for US$99

My CD is already on it's way to me. I didn't actually do the models for that, as I have posted in this forum before I was just after good woodworking plans to create models from.

The model requirements are VERY similar to the requirements for the SketchUcation Woodworking collection.

Read about the offer here.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Gaieus » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:16 am

Cool stuff and a nice find, Hazza! :thumb:
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby fossa » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:37 pm

I did two models for them and haven't heard anything. How long did it take them to get back to you after you did your models?
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:44 pm

I did my models ages before I knew about the offer. I found the plans on their web site, made the models and let them know. Robert sent me an e-mail telling me that he would like to send me the CD, I was pleasantly surprised.

I did not know about the offer until yesterday. I followed a link from this forum to a blog by a guy that makes SU plug-ins. I saw the entry on the offer and followed a link to the PopWoodworking site blog.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby fossa » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:40 am

I just picked a couple of the simpler ones to do for practice after seeing the offer. I'm trying to do more and more in sketchup in terms of woodworking, saw the offer and thought that would be cool to get some cd's for doing it. I'm not going to lose any sleep if I don't ever hear from Robert, I need all the practice I can get.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:20 am

Did you upload them to the 3DWH or e-mail them to him?

All I did was upload them but if you have a look at some of the models in the collection it was uploaded by Robert but he gives credit to reader XYZ.

Let me know, if you meet the criteria of getting a CD it will most likely meet the requirements of being added to the SketchUcation Woodworking collection.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby fossa » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:23 am

According to Robert's blog you are suppose to email them to him. Thats what I did anyway.

I've attached the models. The saw horses are from Fine Woodworking, the Ladder Chair is from Popular Mechanics, and only the last two were the ones I submitted to Robert. If they are good enough for the Sketchup Collection let me know.

On a side note I tried to get the ladder chair to rotate 180 degrees as a dynamic component. Something about trying to get it to rotate 180 causes problems but smaller degrees of rotation seem to work. I finally just gave up and moved on to the cutlist. If someone would like to pick up and try it, feel free.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby fella77 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:39 pm

I want to start working on some of these..is there a list published anywhere that has the plans that have already been modeled? I don't want to waste time working on a plan that has already been done and I don't want to have to thumb through the whole list of models to see which ones aren't there.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:12 pm

They normally upload the models that are done to the Popular Woodworking collection. You can find all of their plans on their site.

You will have to compare them if you want to do one that is not done already. Although I don't think they care if they already have a model of that plan already.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:55 pm

fossa wrote:I did two models for them and haven't heard anything. How long did it take them to get back to you after you did your models?

I was just reading the newsletter this morning in it Robert said that readers have been filling his Inbox with models. I think they had a better response than they though they would.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby fossa » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:52 am

Robert did get back with me about a week and a half after submitting them. He stated that one of the models I did already existed (so I'm assuming that duplicates don't count) and didn't say a word about the other one.

We'll see if a cd shows up in the mail.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby rfritz » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:14 am

Well, here are 2 that I just did and sent in yesterday. Neither were on the woodworking SketchUp Collection but maybe these are already submitted as well. I've just started working on a 3 drawing now.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:28 am

fossa wrote:Robert did get back with me about a week and a half after submitting them. He stated that one of the models I did already existed (so I'm assuming that duplicates don't count) and didn't say a word about the other one.

We'll see if a cd shows up in the mail.

The offer says nothing about doing models that have not been done yet. If it was me I would have worded it better OR give a CD to each and every model but only upload one of each plan.

I hope you get a CD for each model you did, everyone should.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby rfritz » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:12 am

Here is the Shaker Tresle Table that I submitted today.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby fella77 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:24 pm

Hazza wrote:
fossa wrote:Robert did get back with me about a week and a half after submitting them. He stated that one of the models I did already existed (so I'm assuming that duplicates don't count) and didn't say a word about the other one.

We'll see if a cd shows up in the mail.

The offer says nothing about doing models that have not been done yet. If it was me I would have worded it better OR give a CD to each and every model but only upload one of each plan.

I hope you get a CD for each model you did, everyone should.


I agree...either that or he should post a list of the plans that have already been modeled, so people don't waste their time.
Nice work Fritz...what did you use to do the renders?
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby rfritz » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:21 am

I agree about seeing a list of drawings that have been submitted but not posted yet. It would certainly save spending several hours of duplicated drawing. Fella77 - I did my rendering in Kerkythea.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Sawduster » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:53 pm

I finished this up yesterday morning and submitted it. It's from the Aug 07 issue. I plan on building one of these and had already started on the drawing when I found out about the deal with PWW.



Here's a link to the skippy:
http://www.sawdustersplace.com/Sketchup ... rClock.skp
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby BobLang » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:38 pm

Hi Everybody,

First of all thanks to all of you for your interest and participation, and my apologies for any delays in responding or sending CDs. As senior editor for Popular Woodworking and Woodworking magazines I have about seven or eight responsibilities that each take about a third of my time. The past couple of weeks I've had to put down a couple of the balls I juggle to meet print deadlines. That is about to be behind me, so I hope to get caught up on the SketchUp collection later this week.

I have received more entries than I anticipated, but I am working through them in the order that I've received them. If you haven't heard from me yet, feel free to e-mail me a reminder. If you have heard from me, and you've let me know what CD you want, please be patient. CDs will be in the mail by the end of this week. I don't have the time to generate a data base of what models have been completed, or to keep it up to date. I can't think of a better way to check than to look at the collection. I'd rather not add duplicate models to the collection, but I'm trying to be flexible about awarding CDs for duplicate submissions. The whole idea is to have some fun, share skills and models, and build a collection unlike any other. Sending out some extra CDs is not a big deal, but please be fair with me and try not to duplicate models that are already in the collection.

We are working on adding a page on popularwoodworking.com dedicated to SketchUp and its use in woodworking. In the meantime, I'll make myself available here, and can be contacted by e-mail at:

robert.lang@fwmedia.com

thanks again for your contributions,

Bob Lang
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:28 pm

BobLang wrote:Hi Everybody,

I have about seven or eight responsibilities that each take about a third of my time.

I have received more entries than I anticipated, but I am working through them in the order that I've received them.

We are working on adding a page on popularwoodworking.com dedicated to SketchUp and its use in woodworking.

Hi Bob, good to see you on the SketchuCation forum. It's the best forum related to SU on the entire interweb.

he he.... I think your maths is off... then again when I ran my own business I had the same sort of thing, sleep was for wimps, I still can't get more than 5-6 hours sleep a night.

I suspected as much, you either did expect that many people used SU or didn't expect your offer that good, either way you have learnt :)

It would be good to see published articles about using SU for woodworking. Get ideas from readers about things such as using dynamic components to make REALLY easy to alter the size of projects like beds.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby BobLang » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:59 pm

I wish my math was off. I'm hoping to do an article or two in the coming year, and when the page on the popwood website is up, it will be another place to share ideas and techniques. What gets printed in the magazine depends on lot on how many people request it, so let me know and I'll do what I can.

I'm also preparing to teach a class, and I'm curious as to what people struggled with as they first began using SketchUp.

Bob
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby daveball » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:19 am

BobLang wrote:I'm also preparing to teach a class, and I'm curious as to what people struggled with as they first began using SketchUp.


I am just starting to use 3D. I did some of 2D drafting a long time ago. I paid a decent chunk of money for DesignCAD 3D Max a year ago (never did much with it) and then discovered SU. Wish I had my money back....

Anyway, the hardest thing for me so far is to figure out where to start the drawing, and which way to build it. Do it part by part and put them together, or some other way? If I was doing it on paper, I would figure out what I wanted to do, rough sketch it out, draw the parts, create the cutlist. The Google Tutorials were not much help for me.

I have a project from another mag. (sorry Bob) that I am working on, but it needs changed. I refuse to build a replica of a Stickley dining room chair with dowels, :shock: so I have to recreate all the parts with proper mortises and tenons. I started building parts, but then couldn't figure out how to put them together. Some searching lead me here.

I am working through the tutorial by Chiefwoodworker at http://www.sketchucation.com/forums/scf/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=8810 . Things are starting to come together in my head. He advocates doing training by building project as opposed to a series of exercises, which I agree with completely. The Hanging Shaker Cabinet might be a good one to use. Not too simple and not too complicated.

BTW - I love PW. I have been conversing with Chris on some hand tool stuff, and he has been tremendously helpful. Keep up the good work.

Dave
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:57 am

BobLang wrote:I'm also preparing to teach a class, and I'm curious as to what people struggled with as they first began using SketchUp.

How to stop the walls of my bird house from joining the floor and cutting bits off each other. Eventually I worked out I had to group them so they kept seperate. Later I worked out to use components so that a change in one was reflected in the other copies.

Now I make components of EVERYTHING, even if there is only piece in the model.

Really hammer home the "Use components" message..... actually this is starting to drift off topic... maybe start a seperate thread specific to woodworking models. Keep it in this forum, general starter tips is another thread that I started in the Newbie section. You could do a whole article from that thread alone :)
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Removed member » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:47 pm

I just got a reply for Mr. Lang. If you are not drawing the units as components you will not get recognition for the drawings.

He was his reply after I made 14 different drawings.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thanks for submitting all these models. I won’t be able to add them to our collection because the individual parts are not converted into components. If you’re not familiar with groups and components in SketchUp, here is a link to an online tutorial.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Dave R » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:52 pm

That seems like a reasonable thing on Mr. Lang's part. It might have made some sense to check out how models he's already put out there were built before going to all that trouble.

Besides, why wouldn't you make components of the parts in the model? Save yourself a bunch of time and work.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby PKast » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:22 pm

Tale Gunner sorry to hear of your problems,

Here are the guidelines for submittal from the Popular Woodworking website:
"... Here are a few guidelines for modeling:

•Make each part into a component and give the component the name it had in print
•Show the relevant joinery
•Make the model as clean and accurate as you can
•Don't bother getting fancy with the rendering, we'd rather keep the file size small..."

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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Removed member » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:13 pm

I spent some time on this drawing. I have not made the eye hooks yet but the rollers took some time.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby todd burch » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:22 pm

Y'all be sure to get the Nov. 1999 issue #111. That's the issue your's truly debuted - the "Out of the Woodwork" column - very back page.
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Re: Free CD's of Popular Woodworking magazine

Postby Hazza » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:50 pm

Tale Gunner wrote:I just got a reply for Mr. Lang. If you are not drawing the units as components you will not get recognition for the drawings.

owwww...... that must sting, the requirements for the models are there on the blog entry though.
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