If reinventing the wheel does not appeal to you, then you will love Trimble’s 3D Warehouse. My friend Paul introduced me to the 3D Warehouse. I was using Sketchup to draw a table, and Paul showed me how I could download a lamp to put on my tabletop. Thanks Paul, the 3D Warehouse is my newest best digital friend.
The video tutorial at the link below covers how to access and use the 3D Warehouse. Also covered is how to resize models downloaded from the 3D Warehouse.
Do not like any of your material image options that come with Sketchup’s paint bucket? Well than if you have a jpeg of the material image you want to use for your texture then use that jpeg material image. This short video will show you how. Like most things in life, it is a simple process, if you know what to do. And, you will after viewing this video.
The following video covers how to use the “Paint Bucket” command. We will look at various types of textures included with Sketchup. In addition, we will cover how to incorporate textures into our sketches, how to alter texture orientation, and more.
1. Photo of Finishing Turntable
2. Construction of Finishing Turntable
3. What I Like About This Turntable
4. In Closing
Photo of Finishing Turntable
Shown in the following photo is the Finishing Turntable I configured for finishing a piece of furniture, I have been working on. It is nothing fancy, but it sure is handy. And, it was a piece of cake to put together.
1. Rationale Behind This Post
2. General Notes on finishing
3. Shellac Notes
4. Lacquer Notes
5. Polyurethane Notes
6. Varnish Notes
7. Gel Stain Notes
8. Dyes and Stains
9. Water-Based Finishes
10. Final Thoughts
12. Related Links
Rationale Behind This Post
In finishing a recent project (replica of an 1810 Stand), I put together the following eclectic collection of finishing notes.
1. In a Nutshell
2. Cut Speed Square Using Chop Saw
3. Check for Squareness
4. Making Square
5. In Closing
7. Related Links
Shown in the following photo is the speed square I modified.
2. Book Stats
3. Chapter List
4. What Each Chapter Covers
5. Final Thoughts
6. Related Links
In reading a book, one of the first things I like to do is to learn what I can about the author. Christian Becksvoort the author of “With the Grain …” has almost fifty years of woodworking experience, according to his website. A link to Christian’s website, with additional details regarding Christian’s woodworking experience, is included at the end of this review under “Related Links.”
1. Got the Pallets Now What?
2. The Wheelbarrow Handles
3. Holes for Wheel Shaft
4. Wheelbarrow Container Bottom
5. Wheelbarrow Container Back Wall
6. Wheelbarrow Container Front Wall
7. Wheelbarrow Container Side Walls
8. Wheel Construction
9. Wheel & Wheel Shaft Assembly
10. Back Legs
11. Now Go Make Your Own
The wheelbarrow design shown here is based on a YouTube video by Steve Ramsey. The YouTube video (by Steve Ramsey) link is included in “Related Links” at the end of this post.
The wood for this project is from wood pallets. Translation, it is free. I found my wood pallets next to a dumpster at a nearby shopping strip.
Before we get started, here is a shot of the finished product.
1. The Issue
2. Photos of Collet & Associated Parts
3. My Method for Inserting Router Bit thru Collet
4. My Method for Removing Router Bit from Collet
5. Removing Stuck Router Bit & Collet from Router
7. Related Links
Regarding inserting and removing router bits from the collet for my router, well let’s just say that the router bit doesn’t slip thru the collet with ease. What follows is the method I came up with for coming to terms with this issue.
Pictured below is my DeWalt trim router (model D26670), which I will be using during this post.