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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

At long last, the next project

It has been a while since I've posted any real woodworking content. But that doesn't mean I haven't been making some sawdust. I finally got around to creating a new video theme for the this series, which means I'll be able to crank out some video a lot faster. Basically, this next project focuses more on my design and construction techniques rather than outlining a "how to" for a project. The design is the mahogany wine secretary I mentioned earlier, and I start by describing how I use Google Sketchup not just to design a project, but also as a shop tool. In the next few episodes I will go through lumber prep, layout, and referential measuring techniques. Enjoy, and as always I look forward to your comments, questions, and suggestions.

4 comments:

pmelchman said...

Rob,

where do you download the cutlist for SU?

neil said...

Rob..........I'm curious and what do you think as to how much an individuals creativity in the design process is effected by how well one knows how to use the software. I understand that Sketch-up is a tendy tool for the hobbiest. I believe the maker's depth into the creative process is limited to how much they know about SU. It seems to me an individual will design to their SU abilities and only scratch the surface of there creativity.

Just thinking out loud........Neil

Rob Bois said...

Here is a link to the version of the cutlist plug-in that I use.

http://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?nav=main&webtag=fw-designforum&entry=108

Mike Taillon said...

Rob,
Thanks for the link to the cutlist generator... The su5 generator worked great for me... What a time-saver. I'm just glad it works ...

Mike