Photos, Sketches, & Dimensions For A Heywood-Wakefield End Table

Topics Covered
1. History
2. Photos
3. Sketches
4. Scaled Photos
5. In Closing
6. Request
7. Related Link

Pictured below (photo 1) is a Heywood-Wakefield end table purchased by my wife, Cathy, at a local auction. I found it interesting that it has a hinged top for storing items inside the end table. Usually end tables will have a drawer built into the side of the end table for storing stuff.

If you have an interest in Heywood-Wakefield furniture, then check out the following 28 end table photos, three sketches (with partial dimensions), and links to nine scaled photos (using SketchUp).
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SketchUp Tutorial – How to Import & Rescale Photos

When I found out that you could import a photo into a SketchUp file and then rescale the photo and take measurements from the photo, I found that to be amazing.

I found myself saying, you know this means I can take a photo of a piece of furniture that interests me, take one or two measurements with a ruler, import the photo into SketchUp and then measure anything I want on that photo.
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The Shelving I built for Storing Wood

Topics Covered
1. Problem
2. Solution
3. Abbreviations used
4. Steps for Building
5. Vertical Members (VMAs) (step 1)
6. Horizontal Shelving Arms (HSAs) (step 2)
7. Vertical Blocking (VB) Between Horizontal Shelving Arms (step 3)
8. Wall mounted Horizontal Shelving Arms (WMHSAs) (step 4)
9. Wall Mounted Faceplate Support (WMFPS) (step 5)
10. Faceplate 1 x 4s for Horizontal Shelving Arms (step 6)
11. Flooring for Horizontal Shelving Arms (FHSAs) (step 7)
12. Structural Strength
13. Material Costs
14. Closing Thoughts
15. Related Links

Problem
If you are in need of a means to store your wood more efficiently, I know I was. Well, what follows here is how I tackled this Issue. Which to be blunt was getting way out of hand. Let me show you what I am talking about. Photo 1 shows the wood dilemma in my shop. What a mess. Continue reading

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Sketchup Tutorial for Using Trimble’s 3D Warehouse

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.
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Sketchup Tutorial For Using Paint Bucket to Insert Your Own Custom Textures

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.
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Sketchup Paint Bucket Command Video Tutorial

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.
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Video Snippets Explaining Basics of 17 Sketchup Commands

Sketchup Commands Covered
Preferences — ▶ PREFERENCES COMMAND – YouTube

Setting up Your Own Preferences Template
▶ SKETCHUP CUSTOM PREFERENCES TEMPLATE – YouTube

Large Tool Set — ▶ LARGE TOOL SET – YouTube

Two Dimensional View Option — ▶ TWO DIMENSIONAL VIEWS

Dimension Lines & Text Options — ▶ DIMENSION LINES & TEXT OPTIONS

Instructor — ▶ SKETCHUP INSTRUCTOR COMMAND – YouTube

Line — ▶ SKETCHUP LINE COMMAND – YouTube

Rectangle — ▶ SKETCHUP RECTANGLE COMMAND – YouTube

Push / Pull — ▶ SKETCHUP PUSH PULL COMMAND – YouTube

Component — ▶ COMPONENT COMMAND – YouTube

Move/Copy — ▶ SKETCHUP MOVE & COPY COMMAND – YouTube

Guide Lines — ▶ SKETCHUP GUIDE LINES – YouTube

Eraser — ▶ SKETCHUP ERASER COMMAND – YouTube

Tape — ▶ SKETCHUP TAPE MEASURE TOOL – YouTube

Orbit — ▶ SKETCHUP ORBIT COMMAND – YouTube

Text — ▶ SKETCHUP TEXT COMMAND – YouTube

Zoom Window Shortcut — ▶ SKETCHUP ZOOM WINDOW SHORTCUT – YouTube
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The Cheapest and Simplest Finishing Turntable Imaginable

Topics Covered
1. Photo of Finishing Turntable
2. Construction of Finishing Turntable
3. What I Like About This Turntable
4. In Closing
5. Request

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.

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An Eclectic Collection of Finishing Notes

Topics Covered
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
11. Request
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.
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Modified Speed Square

Topics Covered
1. In a Nutshell
2. Cut Speed Square Using Chop Saw
3. Check for Squareness
4. Making Square
5. In Closing
6. Request
7. Related Links

Shown in the following photo is the speed square I modified.

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