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SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:59 pm

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My new eBook and DVD are now available. The book shows how to draw things such as barley twists, padfoot legs, a ladderback chair and many other woodworking projects. The Table of Contents is attached here as a PDF file.

The DVD adds some additional detail to some of the chapters in the book but isn't just a video version of the entire book. It is designed to be able to stand on its own, too.

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My friend and Sketchucation member David Heim did the editing and my sow's ear into a silk purse.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby tuna1957 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:51 am

Dave, any plans for your book to get printed on actual paper ?
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:03 am

Not that I'm aware of. They only ever talked about an eBook.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby pbacot » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:08 am

Wow! That looks like a wonderful book and a great deal of effort and expertise! Congrats!
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:14 am

Thank you, Peter.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby dale » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:54 am

Congratulations Dave. I know what a tremendous amount of work this represents. You have always been a consummate teacher, and always so willing to share.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:26 am

I got myself Dave's first book. I don't do woodwork but I knew he'd cover native SU workflow techniques I would've been unfamiliar with.

Just grabbed a copy of this edition and as usual it's it's packed with pure gems of knowledge.

Best of luck with it Dave!
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby pilou » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:26 am

Bravo! :fro:
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:52 pm

Thank you, all.

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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Box » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:22 pm

I posted the link to my FB page, it might generate a bit of interest.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:29 pm

Thank you, sir.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby slbaumgartner » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:21 pm

Got a copy the minute I heard it was out. Great work as always, Dave!
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:42 pm

Thank you, sir. That's high praise coming from you.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby dhdyr73ee » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:31 pm

Hope I can get the DVD shipped down to Australia.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby dhdyr73ee » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:51 am

I just noticed there is also a downloadable version of the DVD.
http://www.tauntonstore.com/sketchup-guide-for-woodworkers-advanced-techniques-067165.html
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:08 pm

dhdyr73ee wrote:I just noticed there is also a downloadable version of the DVD.
http://www.tauntonstore.com/sketchup-guide-for-woodworkers-advanced-techniques-067165.html


Yes. that is a recent addition. The DVD is not the same content as the book, however. The DVD/video download is additional content to go along with some of the book but it will also stand on its own.

Thanks for posting that link.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Hoff70 » Sun May 29, 2016 10:32 pm

I'd like to order a copy but am a bit confused. Does the eBook come on the DVD, or are these separate items?

Sounds like there is somewhat different content on the eBook and video? Neither the Tauton store nor Amazon seem clear on this.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Mon May 30, 2016 11:24 am

Larry, the eBook is a direct download. It does not come on the DVD. The DVD is a collection of videos that show, in motion, some of the drawing steps in the book. The DVD is intended as a supplement to the eBook but it can stand alone as well.

The DVD that is available through Amazon is a Basics video. Entirely different from the eBook and it's associated DVD.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Hoff70 » Mon May 30, 2016 5:40 pm

Ah, thanks. Sounds like the video download and eBook is the way to go for the "full meal deal" here. For my purposes, I'd rather not hassle with a physical DVD if the video content is the same. But when I'm in student mode, I do like having SU open on my main monitor, and an ebook on one side monitor and video on the other side monitor.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Mon May 30, 2016 8:47 pm

But the video download is for the Basics--the same as the DVD offered on Amazon. The eBook is advanced methods. So the two side by side would be a bit confusing. There is a DVD for the advanced techniques, as well. Again, it is sort of a companion piece to the eBook. It is not a duplicate of the eBook.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby baz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:32 am

FYI. The 'eBook' link appears to be broken...
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:55 am

Thanks for the heads up. I fixed the links.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby lockha » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:55 pm

Dave- I have this DVD and love it. Based on the DVD, I bought the Wudwurx plugins and after some effort was able to install them. But I can't get the dovetail one to work properly.
My sequence-
1) Draw the 2 boards apart from each other. 2) make them components. 3) Set up preferences (in my case I'm using angle 0 for finger joints). 4) Edit component board 1. 5) select Dovetail, click on baseline at both ends then drag to outside edge. Result- good set of cut tails. 6) Edit component board 2. 7) Select Dovetail, click on its baseline, drag to outside edge. Result- another good set of tails.... Can't get cut pins regardless of what I try!

I've followed the video tutorials on both your DVD and the Wudwurx site and can't figure out what i'm doing wrong, but it's clear I'm missing something.

I have a second question, but I'll save that for when I get this one figured out.

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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:15 pm

Andy, I'm happy you found the DVD useful.

As for the Dovetail plugin, I find it better to have the two components in place overlapping when I use it to make dovetails or box joints. Think of a drawer box. The drawer front receives the pins and the drawer side receives the tails.

To create the pins, orbit the camera to look at the end of the drawer front and open the drawer front component for editing. Get the dovetail tool and click on the top back corner, then the bottom back corner and finally the front edge or a corner.

To create the tails, open the drawer side component for editing and click on the exact same corners in the drawer front component as you did to make the pins.

If that's not clear, try to hold on until i get home from work and I'll set up a session to show you "live".
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby lockha » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Dave- Thanks!
It worked- the key was clicking on the same line both times- I never knew that (and didn't figure that out from the tutorials...)
Now for the second question- (and remember I have Make not Pro)- Imagine a blanket chest 20x20x40 inches. The joinery is either dovetails or finger joints. The sides and ends are 11/16 thick at the top and bottom but bulge in a curve to be 1 1/4 thick at the centre. Kinda like a subtle Bombay style.
So I can draw the curved sides, and I can draw the joinery, but I can't draw them together (faces don't work). I have an idea that Intersect Faces is part of the answer, but every time I try that I end up with no faces at all, or at least losing the ones I want to keep.
I've looked around for a simple understandable guide to doing this but haven't found one that I can pound into this old bone...
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:37 pm

Glad you got the dovetail tool to work. This tutorial might have made it clearer.

As for the curved outside surfaces, I think I did a tutorial on that sort of thing. i'll see if I can find it or I can show you when I get home in about an hour and a half.

Edit to add: I think this is the sort of thing you're asking about.
Screenshot - 12_27_2017 , 5_21_22 PM.png


Done about the same way as you'd do it in the shop. After the dovetails are cut, make a "cutter" to create the curved surface and intersect it with the sides.
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You'll need to open each case side component and paste the cutter into it before running Intersect Faces so you'll have the curved surface left behind as the outer surface of the side.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby lockha » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:40 pm

Hi Dave-
What you've drawn is what I'm after.
But I don't understand what a cutter is and/or how to use it.
PS- now away from my computer till about 3PM Mountain time.
thanx
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby lockha » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:57 pm

Dave-
Thanks again for your help.
In looking at my notes, it's unclear if I make the cutter a component.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby Dave R » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:29 pm

Glad to help.

I didn't make the cutter a component although you could. If you do, you'd need to explode the cutter component after you paste it in place inside the case side component.
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Re: SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques

Postby lockha » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:14 am

Well, I'm trying it without much success-
Drew the boards (just 2 adjacent with dovetails at this point) and made the cutter- seems ok
Think I got the cutter copied ok to the clipboard- paste in place seems to work
But if I select the cutter I lose that selection when I open the component for editing.
And if I have the component open I get an error that there are no intersections in the model.
Guess maybe I wasn't paying as good attention as I thought I was....
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