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Postby Dave R » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:28 pm

Here's an unabashed plug for a blog that I contribute to. You might find something useful there. The material is available free of charge and I am always open to suggestions for topics.

Design. Click. Build.
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Postby davidheim1 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:22 pm

Dave,
You're a master of understatement. If only doctors were as willing as you to answer questions at any time of day. For my money, the blog is the best SketchUp tutorial out there. Although geared toward the needs of furniture-makers, the lessons that Dave and his co-blogger, Tim Killen, put forth should help just about anyone who wants to model in SketchUp.
Full disclosure: I'll confess to being partial. I worked at Fine Woodworking.Com for a time, where the Design.Click.Build blog originates. That's how I met and first had the pleasure of working with Dave. His skill and patience continue to amaze me.
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Postby d12dozr » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:37 pm

I highly recommend this site as well...one of the best Sketchup instruction sites out there.
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Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Simply a masterclass :thumb:

Thanks Dave
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Postby boofredlay » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:34 am

Top notch as always Dave.
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Postby dermotcoll » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:11 pm

Never has this man (read Sketchup God) failed to deliver help and advice when I have asked. Both he and Tim Killen have enabled me to improve so much in modelling and then displaying my models to clients, and usually winning the business. Thanks Dave.
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Postby chrisjk » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:39 pm

Dave,

Another disciple here! :thumb:
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Postby joppermann » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:05 pm

This is great. I have also pointed a friend to it as well since it has a wealth of knowledge.

Great stuff!
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Postby watkins » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:39 am

Dear David,

An excellent and informative blog. I often visit to see what new ways you and Tim have found to model complicated geometry, and I am never disappointed. Keep up the good work, and thank you for all your hard work.

Kind regards,
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Postby Dave R » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:45 am

Thank you all for the very nice compliments. :oops:

I am happy the blog is a good resource.
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Postby watkins » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:53 pm

Dear David,

One teeny-weeny suggestion. It would be nice if there was a down-loadable .pdf copy at the end of each presentation. This might be against the policy of the Design, Click & Build website, but it would be a nice feature as then one could build a library of woodworking techniques.

Kind regards,
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Postby Dave R » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:58 pm

Dear Bob,

I agree with you that it would be nice to have an option to download a PDF file. I think you might be right about copyright considerations, though. Currently there isn't a good way to attach files for download directly to the blog posts or I would periodically add files that might be appropriate. I will pass on your suggestions to the PTB (Powers That Be) and we'll see what happens.

Thank you.

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Postby knoxmountain » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:28 pm

Ditto on Design.Click.Build. being a great blog. I have learned a lot there. Is there a way to search just the blog and not the entire FWW site? Or is there a handy index to it? I'm finding that I have to page through it all to find a specific topic. The bigger it gets, the more we can learn, but the harder it is to find things.

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Postby Dave R » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:14 am

HI Sue,

I'm glad to read your comments. I sympathize with you about searching the blog. I have the same problem. Unfortunately, due to the way it is laid out, seraching isn't so good. One thing I find speeds things up when I want to go back and find a post I know I have made or that Tim has made is to click on the appropriate name in the right hand column. If you click on my name it should give you a list of all of the posts I have made. They show as a long list but at least you don't have to go to page after page looking.

We're hoping for a revised format for the blog that will make searching for content easier but we'll have to wait on that one.

By the way, if you are looking for something, you can always drop me an e-mail and ask. I'll get you on the right track one way or another.

-Dave
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Postby knoxmountain » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:27 am

Wow Dave, that's very generous of you...THANKS! I'll also take your advice on how to find a topic. It seems that one downfall of blogs is that they're hard to search.

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Postby m.wendt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:07 am

Great resource Dave, thanks for sharing that with us. I do delve into woodworking (mainly tables and desks and such) so I'm sure I will be checking the blog quite regularly this Spring when we start production again
(a friend and I do custom made to order furniture locally). Thank you! :berserk:

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Postby Masta Squidge » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:39 pm

I would just like to point out that as someone who enjoys this kind of thing as a very occasional hobby, this is great.

Bookmarked for sure. Every time I have an idea for a project I'll be checking that out for ideas/tips.
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Postby ericschimel » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:36 pm

Hey Dave, I read that blog all the time! Nice work!

A while back, probably over a year ago I contacted Fine Woodworking to see if they wanted a contributor, although my message wasn't answered.. Perhaps it didn't make it through. Would you guys be interested in having me as a contributor?
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Postby mut » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:52 am

I love this blog!
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Postby irwanwr » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:48 am

i'll bookmark the blog.
thank you Dave.
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Postby TomTaylor » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:23 pm

Dave,
Thank you for all your contributions. I bought your Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers at Finewoodworking.http://www.tauntonstore.com/fine-woodworkings-google-sketchup-guide-for-woodworkers-basics-download-067125.html I went through it three times amd printed out the video Transcript. Very nicely done if I might add. What a great start to Google SketchUp. Next I bought Tim Killens 145 page Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers http://www.tauntonstore.com/sketchup-guide-for-woodworkers-tim-killen-ebook-077846.html. Wow. He covers it all. Then over at FineHomebuilding is TheTimberTailor geared to the carpenterhttp://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/TheTimberTailor. If a guy can't find what he wants here well. Then join get more involved here. I love it.
I can tell you these gentleman do what they do because they love it. The and they do it so well. The people at Taunton are lucky to have you guys.
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Postby jpalm32 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:58 am

Desk, Abraham Roentgen, c. 1758 - c. 1760
h 148.5cm × b 110cm × d 58.5cm. More details
This desk has numerous hidden compartments and drawers and even includes a folding kneeling bench. It was made for Johann Philipp von Walderdorff, Archbishop and Elector of Trier, and is embellished at the top with his portrait and coat of arms. This desk is the greatest showpiece ever made by Abraham Roentgen –the most famous German cabinetmaker of his time.
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Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:36 am

Jolly joker, John. :D

Actually, I'd draw it up if you can find me the construction details.

Tom, a belated thank you for the nice remarks.
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Postby pilou » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:54 am

Here's an unabashed plug for a blog that I contribute to.


Sorry : it's a plugin or a blog ? :oops:
(don't found the plugin)

Of course very good Blog for wood workers! I give this one very often for the French "menuisiers et ébénistes" ! ;)
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Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:02 pm

Sorry Pilou, the word is 'plug', not plugin. The word is used thusly:

PLUG
informal
mention (a product, event, or establishment) publicly in order to promote it.
"during the show he plugged his new record"
synonyms: publicize, promote, advertise, mention, bang the drum for, draw attention to;

Thank you for the compliment.
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Postby pilou » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:15 pm

Aaaah! OK! :)

In French we use "Plug" as Plugin English's abbreviation! :oops:
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Postby Box » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:27 pm

Does that mean you would abbreviate a Button Plugin to a simple Butt Plug?
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Postby pilou » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:35 pm

As I am not an English native speaker so...
After a little research images of your 2 last words, I discover that your are a little ironic joker! :mrgreen: (+ 18)
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Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:00 pm

Box wrote:Does that mean you would abbreviate a Button Plugin to a simple Butt Plug?


I had a mouthful of coffee when I read that. Now it's on my screen and keyboard. :lol:
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Postby db11 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi Dave --

In reference to the post I just made on your Woodworking Basics video, are there any particular posts (or series) for a SU beginner on your blog, that I should point my friend to?

There's such a wealth of material in the 55 pages (!) of posts, that it's a little tough to ID those at the appropriate level. Just thought that there might be an obvious starting point for him that you know of.

Thanks,

Doug
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