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What sort of modeller are you?

A woodworker that does SketchUp models
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What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Hazza » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:53 am

I am interested to see if you are a SketchUp user that does woodworking models or a woodworker that does SketchUp models.

I myself don't have anything but a drill and no drill bits, I just love doing woodworking models.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Dik Harrison » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:33 pm

Although I enjoy using SketchUp, I don't just use it for woodworking. I use it for planning additions and changes to our home and property. I design the layout of my woodworking shop, as well as tools and jigs for woodworking. I make animations and videos to illustrate uses of a certain woodworking system that I am in to. I am a woodworker, but not really a professional. I don't do it for money at this time. I did when I was in graduate school, but not since.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby MALAISE » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:35 am

I'm interested in woodworking to be close to reality when drawing framework's houses or boat.
In order to avoid structures mistakes modelling oldies...
Nevertheless, I hardly find 3D framework of church, mill or other when browsing the web.

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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Dave R » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:43 pm

I've drawn a few pieces of furniture with SketchUp. Most everything (although not all) I draw is to joinery detail level for construction drawings.

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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Jean-Franco » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:13 pm

Really impressive Master Dave :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Hazza » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:52 am

Dave R wrote:I've drawn a few pieces of furniture with SketchUp. Most everything (although not all) I draw is to joinery detail level for construction drawings.

Are they available to have a look at? Are you interested in adding them to the SketchUcation collection?
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Dave R » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:47 am

Sorry, those models are not currently available. They will be in the future.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby SchreiberBike » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:23 pm

I've been a woodworker for a while and took up SketchUp a few years ago. (Thanks for the help Dave!)

Now, I'm almost as much a SketchUpper as I am a woodworker. There's a lot of time when I can't get out in the shop, but my creative juices can flow at a computer.

SketchUp is easier and more rewarding than woodworking in some ways. But there's nothing like giving a quality gift which you made yourself or using furniture you designed and made.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby boofredlay » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:12 am

I enjoy long walks on the beach, moon lit nights, a cool breeze, a....

Oh, this was about Sketchup :oops:

I work for a medium size architecture Firm as well as for Form Fonts. The majority of my time as of late has been at the SketchUp helm. I also use SketchUp for my personal woodworking projects, of which are very few and far between anymore. Boo Hoo.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby titmas » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:13 am

im a woodworker with a Sketchup habit. i use SU to generate basic drawings that show the design and layout of the project im working on. its very easy to make changes and show the details involved with the job. i do all my changes and detailed drawings in SU and once i have the clients acceptance i use eCabinets to generate the cut list and cutting diagram. SU has the ability to manipulate the model so i can design and layout complicated hardware and cabinet functions with a high degree of accuracy. my last job required using two types of hardware on the same door( pocket door slides and Soss hinges)so that i could have 4 doors open up accordion style and than slide back into a pocket. the result was a 36" wide door than opened up into a 12" cabinet. without SU i would of needed to build a few different mockups to get all the parts to work together and this would take time and money but instead only a few hours on SU and i had my shop drawings.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby boofredlay » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:38 am

Beautiful work!
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby titmas » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:07 am

Boofredlay wrote:Beautiful work!


thanks.
even though it was fun and challenging to build this unit i am somewhat burnt out on oak ever since the "oak n brass" era of the mid 80's.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby Sawduster » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:21 pm

titmas wrote:
Boofredlay wrote:Beautiful work!


thanks.
even though it was fun and challenging to build this unit i am somewhat burnt out on oak ever since the "oak n brass" era of the mid 80's.


Then I guess you wouldn't be interested in seeing the tool chest I just completed. :D

I'm a very serious hobby woodworker. Prior to getting into SU I had tried a number of different drawing programs but couldn't force myself to spend the time needed to learn them. I did woodworking projects on the fly. I would visualize what I wanted to make, maybe do a quick overall sort of to scale sketch to get overall dimensions that were pleasing, then start cutting wood. It was a very slow process because every step had to be analyzed in view of steps further down the line. Problems were addressed as they came up.

With SketchUp I make detailed drawings right to to the dovetails, come across problems in the design stage and work around them then. Having everything laid out on drawings of the individual pieces lets me get much more accomplished in my limited shop time.
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Re: What sort of modeller are you?

Postby titmas » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:46 pm

Sawduster wrote:Then I guess you wouldn't be interested in seeing the tool chest I just completed.


actually i would like to see the tool chest. im always interested in looking at shop made tools and jigs because each one is unique and built from a different perspective than mine are. what a coincidence, i just finished building a rolling tool chest for the job site and used SU to design it. it is a utility piece built for strength and function but with a few well designed aspects that make it work better than most store bought units i researched while designing it.

oak is a plentiful wood that is easy accessible and beautiful to look at. when used in moderation it can be real enjoyable, even to work with but when used excessively and without regard for smart design it can become very boring, heavy and even a strain on the eyes to look at. the house where i built the oak media cabinet was a good example of excess to the point of nausea. it had every cabinet made from oak all with the same style and trim profiles. the kitchen, baths, library, office, den, bedroom furniture and assorted tables were all made from oak with a clear polyurethane finish.
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