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A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Phil » 16 Jun 2019, 08:35

Nice looking stand and sketch. 8-)
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 04 Aug 2019, 20:12

Phil wrote:Nice looking stand and sketch. 8-)


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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 04 Aug 2019, 20:15

Here's one from today. On the left, a day bed designed by René Gabriel later part of the 1940s. On the right, a modification of the bed to accept a proper mattress. Someone is too lazy to make the bed. :eusa-whistle:
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Robert » 04 Aug 2019, 22:22

I know you are using the pro version and probably some clever bedsheets plugin but I still find the idea of CAD drawing something like that impressive :)
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 05 Aug 2019, 01:59

Thank you Robert. The extension I used for the wrinkled sheet is called Clothworks and while it isn't free, it can be used in SketchUp Make as well as Pro.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Rod » 05 Aug 2019, 11:30

Ripples, shadows etc but where’s the chamber pot?

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby 9fingers » 05 Aug 2019, 12:38

The shadow from the daybed head end looks strange? I can't visualise where the light source can be to create all the shadows shown.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 05 Aug 2019, 13:28

Chamber pot was put out for collection. :D

Shadows are coming from roughly behind the camera and falling on a large flat floor. I didn't bother adding any walls. Maybe this would help?

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 16 Aug 2019, 13:03

Here are a couple of vises developed by a guy on another woodworking forum. They are both designed to be built in the shop for not a whole lot of money. I did up plans for them.

The first is a Moxon-inspired vise. This is a view from the back side. It clamps to the bench with tabs on the ends of the near piece.
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And he calls this one a portable vise. It also clamps to the bench or, as he says, a picnic table, dining table, etc.

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In both cases they use dumbbell handles that are threaded over their entire length and the spinlock collars that come with them. Pieces cut from an inexpensive HDPE cutting board act as the slippery bits for the collars to bind up against. Over on this side of the pond the dumbbell handles with two collars are available for less than $8. The Moxon-style vise only requires one of those screws.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 24 Sep 2019, 13:47

Moxon style vises (vices for you lot, I guess. :D ) are really popular these days. Here's another one for which I recently made plans.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Robert » 24 Sep 2019, 14:22

Looks a lot of engineering for a vice that doesn't open very far. It also looks too nice to abuse now and again.

I often cut too close to my vice or otherwise damage it or the wood faces so these beautiful creations for clamping wood are not for me.

I clicked to see larger on flickr and saw some of your other drawings for the same thing. Nice renderings and they made its operation clearer.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 24 Sep 2019, 14:40

Robert, I'd tend to be more in your camp and make something that isn't quite so much like fine furniture but you know some folks like to make the things in their shop pretty, too.

As for the travel, I guess it covers what the fellow who designed it needs. I guess the screw length could be changed easily enough. The screws started out as a couple of feet of Acme-threaded rod which he had machined. Over here you can buy that rod by the foot so it wouldn't be any big deal to double the travel of the chop. I'd be inclined to change the thing a bit and put the chain and sprockets in the chop so the screws move into the base assembly instead of sticking out the front. More like a twin screw front vise.

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