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Tim Killen of Killen•WOOD has found that SketchUp and LayOut are effective tools to You can download an example of Tim Killen's work; he's provided some documentation for a Connecticut Stool (below) for you to view. Find and download SketchUp 3D models. Quick View. Stool · dodo Quick View. Stool · Architect Engineer and Builder. Quick View. stool · dipa S . improved adirondack chair with norm abram in the new yankee yankee workshop plans pdf download - wordpress - new yankee workshop plans pdf this is a link to a google 3d sketchup drawing for a rolling workshop cabinet from the the plans should download a connecticut yankee in king arthurs.

I cannot find the file for the Connecticut Stool he mentions in the book. How do I find the file? Dennis, the. If you can't find it send me an email at tkillen killenwood. I also purchased the e-book for my ipad and I didn't get the file mentioned above. The link embedded in the book appears to be broken. Great book!

Dennis, I contacted Taunton Support about your issue. As Dave reported, you can send me an email, and I will return the file. Skip to Navigation. Faster Search Option. Thanks Dennis. Flat list Threaded list. Date - newest first Date - oldest first. Hi Tim, Great book! Recent Discussions Business. Pintu Rumah. Solid Wood Beds For Sale 5 replies.

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Unfortunately, individual 2D drawing can be difficult to interpret and may not supply enough information — especially in the case of complex joinery. The 2D drawings that I took to the shop were often rough, introduced more errors and had to be sorted out in the shop resulting in unnecessary re-work before getting to the point of actual construction.

The model inherently provides a much higher quality of design and documentation. The construction process is much more straightforward after having 'built' the piece as a 3D SketchUp model. There are less mistakes and re-work.


So it is saves me time, frustration, and materials. From one SketchUp model I can produce multiple orthographic views front, side, top , assembled and exploded views, one or more views of different details, full-size templates and even cross-sections. Full-Size Templates. Push your mouse along the green direction—toward the background—and toward the back of the block. You have just begun to create a rabbet.

Adding lines to a face to begin shaping a rabbet along one edge of the block. You can stop the rabbet at any point along the edge by clicking the mouse. Or, to run the rabbet all the way along that side of the block, click the mouse on the back edge of the block Figure Use it to select things in the model.

It can select one thing or many, depending on how you use the tool. Figure 17 shows one edge selected. Put the cursor over the line and click the left mouse button. The line changes from black to blue. If you then hold down the Shift key and click in an adjacent face, you will have both the line and the face selected.

The pattern of blue dots on the face tells you it has been selected. Using the Select Tool to highlight an edge. Moving left to right with the Select Tool generates a solid selection box.

That selects any element contained within the box, as shown by the blue lines. Partial left-to-right Selection Box Figure A partial left-to-right selection leaves some elements untouched. Right-to-left Selection Box Figure Moving right to left with the Select Tool generates a dotted Selection Box. In this case, anything the box touches will be selected. So, with the top and edge selected as in Figure 17, if I pressed the Delete key on the keyboard, I would remove only those two items. You can use this tool several ways to quickly select all or part of a model.

Left-to-right drag Use the Select Tool to click and drag a box around the modeled block, moving the mouse from the upper left to the lower right of the screen.

This creates a solid selection box, as shown in Figure All things entirely within the box are selected and highlighted. If you drag the box only part-way across the modeled block, as shown in Figure 19, only fully enclosed items are selected. In this case the box fully encloses only two edges and one side face, so they are selected and highlighted. Right-to-left drag Clicking and dragging the Select Tool from right to left produces a different result.

The box is shown with a dashed line, and anything the box touches will be selected. So, as shown in Figure 20, the front and top face are highlighted but not the left vertical and horizontal top edge. Double and triple clicking You can also use multiple mouse clicks to quickly select all or part of an object. Move the Select Tool cursor over the front face of the block.

Double-click the left mouse button. This selects and highlights the face and its four bounding edges, as Figure You can double-click with the Select Tool to select all edges and faces in an object. Drawing with the Rectangle Tool. Triple-click to select the entire block. And if, after you have selected everything, you click a fourth time, that will deselect everything but the face the cursor is over.

Move the mouse to size the rectangle; click the mouse again to finish the shape. When the angle of view is looking down on the model, as shown in Figure 22, the rectangle will draw on the red— green plane.

To draw a rectangle standing up vertically, use the Orbit Tool to make the angle of view more straight on. A plane or face has two sides. SketchUp uses blue to represent the back side of a face; white, to represent the front. These faces are created automatically, and SketchUp guesses as to front and back. Figure 23 shows a rectangle with the Figure When you right-click an object using the Select Tool, a pop-up menu appears to give you a list of editing options.

Here, the faces of the object are being reversed. To reverse the faces, right-click on the face and select Reverse Faces from the pop-up menu. The face will turn white. A small blue circle will appear. The blue color signals that the circle will be created on the blue axis; its face will be in the red—green plane the same plane as the top surface of the block.

Placing a circle on the blue axis the face is on the red—green axis.

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Placing a circle on the green axis the face is on the red—blue axis. Hover the mouse over a vertical face on the block, as shown in Figure This time, the circle appears in green, meaning it will be created on the green axis because its face is on the red—blue plane. As you did before, click the mouse to position the center point of the circle, move the mouse to the desired radius, and click again. A pattern of blue dots inside the circle tells you that you have selected it.

Click the mouse, release the button, then move the mouse to either push the face to create a hole, or pull it to make a pin or a dowel. Click again to stop the action. The Arc Tool Figure Select the tool, click once on one of the edges, then click the mouse on the other edge. Now move the mouse to see how the arc changes size and shape. Also, there is an Figure Using the Arc Tool to place an arc. The magenta color signals that the arc is tangent to a face on the red axis.

Then you get tangency to both edges. Click again to fix the position and shape of the arc. In this case, the tangency determines the bulge of the arc. However, there are many instances in which you want to specify the height of an arc. You can do that by using the Measurements Box in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. The Measurements Box is more fully explained in Chapter 5. As you use the mouse to change the bulge of the arc, the numbers in the Measurements Box also change.

You can type a number and hit the Enter key to fix the shape of the arc. Push along the green axis, toward the background, then click on the back edge of the block Figure This is one way to round over edges and create moldings. Click the Arc Tool on one end of the edge of the rabbet, then click on the other end. Push the mouse upward, along the blue axis, to create a cove shape. Click again. The Tape Measure Tool SketchUp has a rich set of layout and construction lines temporary dotted lines called guides.

I find guides essential for furniture design. You use them to lay out and position cuts, holes, grooves, rabbets, tongues, and any other joinery shape. Using the Tape Measure Tool to place a guide parallel to an edge. Using the Tape Measure Tool to set a guide point near a corner. The type of guide the Tape Measure Tool creates depends on where you first click the mouse.

Setting guides can be frustrating at first, but with practice, you can increase your efficiency and speed. I will use our working block to show the various ways to use the Tape Measure Tool. Parallel Guide Line As shown in Figure 30, place the very tip of the Tape Measure Tool icon on an edge in a component, click, and move the mouse to the left, along the red axis. A dotted line, parallel to the edge line, follows the mouse movement.

Click again to set the position of the line. When you want a parallel guide a specific distance from an edge, type the desired value. This value will appear in the Measurements Box.

Unless you started the Tape Measure Tool at a corner, this can happen when the Tape Measure Tool senses an inference to some other corner or feature. To correct the problem, shift the location of your starting point to be free from the automatic inference. Guide Point As shown in Figure 31, position the tip of the Tape Measure Tool on a corner, click and release the mouse, move the mouse to the right, and Figure Using the Tape Measure Tool to locate the centerline of a face.

The cyan-colored dot tells you that you have moved the tool to the proper place. However, you can delete all guide lines and guide points in the model with a couple of mouse clicks.

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To set this type of guide, double-click the Tape Measure Tool on the desired edge. I use Linear Guides quite often when I need to line up components or find the intersection of two angled lines.

I often need to locate the centerline of a face, which I can easily do with the Tape Measure Tool. Click on one edge, move the mouse over to a perpendicular edge, and slide it along that line.

As shown in Figure 33, you will see a cyan-colored dot when you have moved to the midpoint. Click the mouse again. Now you have a guide running down the center of the face. You can also use the Tape Measure Tool as a tape measure. When you use the tool to draw guide lines, a plus sign appears.

Click the Ctrl key Option on a Mac to remove the plus sign. Now you can click to start a measurement, move the mouse to the endpoint, and click the mouse again. You can read the dimension in the Measurements Box. The rule and tape measure are always within reach because you continually check length, width, thickness, height, depth, distance, and so on. Accuracy and precision are critical for the drawings and plans you use as well. Building an object in SketchUp requires the same kind of accurate fitting that real joinery does in the shop.

When you place a dimension, you can count on its accuracy. Keep it next to your computer so you can refer to it. As you create your own drawing, you will use the Measurements Box, located in the lower right-hand corner of the SketchUp screen Figure 3. As you use different drawing tools, the values shown in the box change to tell you exact line length, circle radius, arc bulge, rectangle size, distance moved, angle rotated, and protractor angle.

The label to the left of the box changes to tell you what value will be shown. SketchUp controls the Measurements Box and decides which parameters are applicable for the specific tool or action involved. You cannot click to enter the box or force it to change parameters, say.

However, with most drawing tools, you can select the tool, begin using it, and type a value that will appear in the Measurements Box. Drawing this object will introduce you to these essential skills: The parts of the tail vise from the Tage Frid workbench. Re-creating the bench proved challenging. About board feet of rough maple, German-made vise screws and bench dogs, and a comprehensive package of my SketchUp drawings made us eager to get started.

The SketchUp package consisted of 75 pages of details, X-Ray views, closeups, orthographic views, exploded views, and full-size templates. I e-mailed the document to participants several weeks before the first day in the shop. The 18 participants printed their own package for use during construction. The full-size templates were invaluable, ensuring that each piece of maple could be marked up precisely. Although the actual building took longer than we thought, at least we did not have to deal with confusing or Figure A.

The Tage Frid workbench. SketchUp provided a high-quality document package without the faults commonly found in complex woodworking plans.

Making the benches was a very challenging but satisfying experience for the group. It increased our confidence in tackling other difficult furniture projects. SketchUp has been a big part of our success. Print this dimensioned drawing of the workbench end and use it for reference as your draw a copy. Move the mouse left to right to draw the line on the red axis. Be sure the line is red, showing that it is on-axis Figure 4. Note how the numbers in the Measurements Box change as you lengthen the line.

The Measurements Box is the key to precise drawing. To draw a line to an exact length, type the length. The number appears in the Measurements Box. You can type customary fractions or decimal values; if you use fractions, type a space and not a hyphen between a whole number and the fraction. Type the amount of thickness; the figure is displayed in the Measurements Box. Step 2 Continue a line upward, on the blue axis. Type 4 and press the Enter key.

This creates the full height of the workbench end Figure 5. Step 3 Finish the front face of the workbench end with the Line Tool. Be sure your lines remain on the red and blue axes. Use the inferences that SketchUp shows to set the line lengths. That is, stop the line where the inference indicates. Drawing a 4-in. Notice how the values in the Measurements Box change. This will produce a block representing the workbench end Figure 6.

Use the Tape Measure Tool to check the length, height, and depth. Select the tool, place its tip on a corner of the block, and click the mouse. To use the tool as a tape measure, tap the Ctrl key Option on a Mac ; then you can click at both ends of the measurement. Step 4 Now you will create the large rabbet on the top face and the tongue on the end of the block.

Begin by adding guide lines to your model. Select the Tape Measure Tool, click on the top right edge, and move the mouse right to left to start a Parallel Guide Line on the top face.

It marks the length of the tongue. Start another guide line. Repeat those actions, beginning at the guide you just placed. It defines the top of the rabbet Figure 7. Placing Parallel Guide Lines to fix the location of a tongue and a rabbet. Draw over the two guide lines Figure 8. Lines drawn over the guide lines. Click on the narrow rectangle at the right end of the top face.

Use the tool to push that part of the face downward, along the blue axis. Use the Eraser Tool to delete the two guide lines, which are no longer needed.

You can also remove the guide lines by choosing Edit from the Menu Bar, then clicking on Delete Guides in the drop-down menu. Click on the area at the right of the top face. Figure 9. A new Parallel Guide Line marks the width of the tongue. This completes the tongue. Delete the guide line. Here, you hover the tool over the face above the tongue to quickly set the proper depth.

Placing intersecting Parallel Guide Lines to locate the center of a hole. Step 9 Use the Line Tool to draw a line over that guide line. Use the tool to push that part of the face along the red axis, from right to left.

To end the movement, use the existing upper surface as a reference. For this type of Step 11 Select the Circle Tool. Fix the center of the circle by clicking at the intersection of the two guide lines. Release the mouse button and move the mouse to lengthen the radius. Delete the guide lines.

The Circle Tool placed over the intersection, ready to begin drawing the hole. Click on the face of the circle, release the mouse button, and move the mouse so that the face of the circle moves to the background.

This will end the movement on the back face and create a hole that is open on both sides, as shown in Figure Use the Orbit Tool to change your view so you can see through the hole.

To create the dado, begin by placing two Parallel Guide Lines on the front face to define the width of the dado. The guide lines should look like the ones in Figure Step 14 Select the Line Tool and use it to draw the shape of the dado on the front face. You will draw over the guide lines. Continue a line from right to left along the red axis over to the other guide line, then down to the bottom edge Figure Placing a Parallel Guide Line for a cutout on the end of the piece.

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Click on the face of the dado, release the mouse button, and move the mouse to push the dado toward the background. Use the Orbit Tool to change your view so you can see through the dado.

Drawing along the guides to create the profile of the dado. Two Parallel Guide Lines mark the edges of a dado on the bottom of the piece. Step 16 The left end of the piece has a cutout. Use the Orbit Tool to move close to the left end of the piece.

Step 17 Select the Line Tool. Use it to draw a vertical line over the guide line. Use it to push the cutout to a depth of 1 in. Placing a Parallel Guide Line to locate the top edge of a stopped groove on the face of the piece. Using the Line Tool to draw the shape of the groove. Type a value to give the groove a precise length. Step 19 Select the Line Tool.

Zoom in close to the model, if necessary, to better see what you are doing. As before, move the Line Tool and type the desired lengths. Use it to click on the shape of the groove, then push left to right along the red axis. This creates a stopped groove exactly the right length, as shown in Figure You have just created a detailed, complex woodworking part.

Even so, the face will just not appear. The quick fix is to draw a line over one of the edges, endpoint to endpoint see Figure A. No matter how many times you draw over the edges, nothing happens. What are some of the other remedies you can try? First, look at the model from several angles. SketchUp can fool you. For example, in the front view shown in Figure B, the rectangle looks perfect.

However, when you use the Orbit Tool, the problem becomes quite apparent. Use your mouse with the Orbit, Zoom, and Pan Tools. Look at your object from all angles to see if a line or an edge is off-axis. The next step is to look for extra line segments that are in the way of the face. These extra line segments are blocking the automatic creation of a face. Sometimes, the extra lines are very easy to see and erase. However, often they are hidden next to a line you want to keep.

It takes close visual inspection to detect and delete such lines. Use the Eraser Tool to delete the thickness of the component, leaving only the front face. Figure A. Figure B. From the front, this rectangle looks right. But when you use the Orbit Tool to look at the side, you can see that one side is off-axis. Figure C. Figure D. Woodworkers create, move, connect, copy, and modify furniture or cabinet parts.

Components are the SketchUp equivalent—legs, stretchers, tops, drawer fronts, knobs, rails, stiles, panels, slats, arms, seats, and so on. You can touch the leg using the Select Tool , move, copy, and change it as if it were a real piece of wood. Components are essential for success in SketchUp. Without them, all you have are a bunch of lines and faces that interact and interfere with one another. There is no other way to work with the model; you must create pieces components that represent each part of the woodwork assembly.

Without components, you would not be able to create an exploded view, like the tea table shown in Figure 1. The table consists of 8 uniquely defined components and a total of 19 distinct components or pieces. For example, there is one leg component definition and four instances or copies of it. When you make a change to one copy of a component, the same change instantly appears in all copies of that component. For example, when you add mortises to a leg to hold tenons on a table apron, you need to draw the mortises only once.

All the other legs are changed instantly and identically. I wish that happened in the shop. In a single SketchUp design file, I generally have multiple copies of the leg components within Orthographic, Exploded, and Detail views.

Modifying a leg in any one of those views automatically modifies them all. That lets me complete a design file and get to the shop quickly. SketchUp also lets you create groups, which are similar to components but not nearly as powerful or versatile. You can group lines, edges, faces, and other graphical entities into one integrated item. You can copy and move these groups within the design file. Groups differ from components in one important way: Copies of groups do not automatically update.

Use components instead. The elements in this square tea table are components, the SketchUp equivalent of pieces of wood that have been milled, shaped, and turned.

This will make your modeling more efficient and accurate. The steps are the same for any component. Draw a square leg, as shown in Figure 2. To make this a leg component, draw a left-to-right Selection Box around all the edges and faces that represent the leg.

The selected items will change to blue. As shown in Figure 3, right-click on the selection and choose Make Component from the pop-up menu. Enter a name and click on the button labeled Create. After creating the component, use the mouse to click on it once.

That selects the entire object, not just a single line, edge, or face. What you drew now represents a piece of wood that can be modified, moved, copied, and connected to other components. To begin Figure 3. Right-click making a compoon the selection to nent, draw the item open a pop-up window. To finish making a component, give it a name in the new window, then click the Create button.

When you use this tool, the cursor changes to a four-way arrow shape. This automatically selects the component; note how it changes to bright blue.

Figure 6 shows the screen when I hovered over the upper front corner of the leg. See how the leg also moves in the direction of the mouse. You can move the component on any of the axes. SketchUp will tell you when you are on-axis by displaying a colored dotted line that trails the component as you move it Figure 5.

Using the leg component as an example, zoom in close to the top of the leg. Small red plus signs appear on the top face, and a protractor icon appears in the center when you hover over one of the plus signs. The mouse icon changes to a pair of chasing arrows, indicating that the component will be rotated Figure 7.

Click and move the mouse. The leg will rotate around its center on the blue axis. For more precise rotation, type an angle, which will show up in the Measurements Box, and press Enter to end the rotation. Or move the mouse until you see the desired angle in the Figure 6. Measurements Box and click the mouse to end the rotation. SketchUp hesitates at some angles, such as 90 and degrees, making it easier to rotate to commonly used values. SketchUp has a dedicated Rotate Tool, which is covered on page The Rotate Tool operates somewhat differently and has more options.

Press the keyboard Ctrl key Option key on the Mac. A small plus sign will ap- pear next to the cursor, which tells you that you are making a copy. Click on the component and begin to move the mouse. You will see a copy move with the mouse. Click the mouse button to stop the movement of the copy. You can move the copy on any of the axes either by watching the dotted path trailing the copy Figure 8 or by clicking the appropriate arrow key as you begin the move.

The length is the distance from one corner of the original to the same corner of the copy. To move a copy a precise distance, type in the value, which will show up in the Measurements Box.

Press the Enter key to place the copy where you want it. Use the Line Tool to draw a face that you will then make a component. How to Edit a Component Figure 8. Copying a component creates a duplicate, which you can place anywhere in the model. To place it precisely, type a value, which appears in the Measurements Box. Begin by creating a new component, which you will then edit.

Make the component shown in Figure 9. Next, draw a line back along the red axis until it intersects with the leg, then click the mouse button to end the line. Continue to draw a line up along the blue axis to close the face. You should see a blue rectangle like the one shown in Figure 9. Make this shape a component. Doubleclick to select it.

Then right-click on the selection and choose Make Component from the pop-up menu. When the next window appears, name the component and click the Create button. Now you have a skirt component. That will highlight it in blue. Right-click on the component and select Edit Component from the pop-up menu Figure When you select Edit Component, SketchUp places a dotted-line box around the component.

All other components are paled out. The dotted-line box around the component indicates that it is the only component available for editing. When you have finished editing the component, right-click on an area of the model away from the box around a selected component.

This will open a small pop-up box; choose Close Component from the list. That will immediately close the dotted-line box around the component, indicating that you are no longer in an editing mode Figure How to Connect Components Accurately Hands-on woodworking requires pieces to be positioned precisely and connected accurately, thus SketchUp provides a way to position and connect components precisely and accurately.

The top edge of the skirt is flush with the top of the leg, and the front face of the skirt is flush with the front face of the leg. That means the top corners of those two components are coincident when connected.

For precise positioning, find matching connecting endpoints, corners, or intersections. Now, reconnect the two components precisely. To deselect the component, click the mouse anywhere outside the dotted-line box and use the pop-up menu. Move the skirt away from its connection to the leg. The dotted red line shows that the component is moving on-axis. SketchUp provides a label to tell you when the cursor is in the right place. SketchUp will recognize that the components should join there and automatically position them.

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Move the mouse and therefore the skirt toward the leg. Click the mouse to end the movement Figure In those cases, place a guide line or guide point where you want the connection to occur on one component. SketchUp will recognize a connection with a guide line or guide point, just as it will with a corner. I often use centerlines to connect turned parts.