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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby 9fingers » 27 Apr 2020, 16:54

Dave R wrote:How do you pronounce Adirondack?



I think I first heard it spoken by Norm Abram as three syllables addy - ron -dack both "hard" Ds

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 27 Apr 2020, 17:05

A good friend of mine, who might read this thread so I won't out him, says it as a-DEER-un-dack :D
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Andyp » 27 Apr 2020, 18:53

I think it could be either, thats eether not eyether.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby TrimTheKing » 27 Apr 2020, 19:14

I say Addyrondack but I’ve heard someone else previously pronounce it as Airondack which makes no sense...
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby 9fingers » 27 Apr 2020, 19:23

TrimTheKing wrote:I’ve heard someone else previously pronounce it as Airondack which makes no sense...


Clearly wrong as everyone knows there is no hair on a duck :lol:

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 08 May 2020, 17:00

I thought I share a thing I've been playing with in my shop lately. Normally I try to suppress my over-engineering tendencies but things being as they are I figured why not let him out to play a little. The idea is a fine screw advance system for the Router Boss.
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If you aren't familiar with the Router Boss, it is designed to hold the work piece(s) on a bar that slides left and right when you turn the crank on the top. There are numerous ways to secure the work to that bar but the common way is via a fixed jaw and a cam clamp as shown in the photo below. Then the router can be moved forward or back and plunged. All very simple and it's even safe to use for climb cutting.

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Although it doesn't really need it, I got to thinking about a way to make very small, precise adjustments to the position of the work for small pieces. So this uses a 1/4in. dia. by 16 TPI precision lead screw (orange) so one full turn of the crank moves the work 1/16 in. I made a proof of concept mockup the other day although I didn't have the right hardware. It seems to work fine. So the next thing is to bite the bullet and order the stuff. It ain't cheap but I guess it's only money. Of course the non-over-engineering side of me may wake up and beat the over engineer back into submission. :D
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby DaveL » 08 May 2020, 21:06

Nice idea, followed on it needs a lead screw for the router and then some stepper motors. You now have a CNC machine!
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 08 May 2020, 21:12

True that. :D
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 14 May 2020, 22:36

Blowing off a little steam.

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For those who are looking for a way to improve their skills with SketchUp or whatever modeling tools you prefer to use, do a hunt for 'technical drawings' or 'machine drawing' on the Goog. There's loads of free dimensioned drawings you can download. Then set to work drawing from them.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Phil » 03 Jun 2020, 19:44

Dave R wrote:Blowing off a little steam.

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For those who are looking for a way to improve their skills with SketchUp or whatever modeling tools you prefer to use, do a hunt for 'technical drawings' or 'machine drawing' on the Goog. There's loads of free dimensioned drawings you can download. Then set to work drawing from them.




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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 03 Jun 2020, 19:59

Thank you, sir.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 21 Jun 2020, 13:02

Here is a concept drawing for some folding steps for a guy with a boat. He needs steps so his guests can get on board from his dock and he didn't want the common plastic or GRP kind. He also wanted them to be collapsible so he can stow it when he's away. Still need to add the panels and hardware but the general idea meets with his approval.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby 9fingers » 21 Jun 2020, 13:07

Nice ideas in there Dave.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 21 Jun 2020, 13:10

Thank you.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Robert » 21 Jun 2020, 14:45

Took me a while staring at it to see how it folds but I got there. self retaining when folded too. Clever.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 21 Jun 2020, 15:09

Oops! Sorry. I didn't mean to make it a secret. There's also to be a fabric mesh bottom in the larger section for shoe storage for those who might wish to take off their shoes before boarding.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 05 Sep 2020, 19:00

Here's a quickie I did for a guy whose daughter asked for a bookcase like this. He wanted to make sure that he was on the same page as she was. He said this was it.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 01 Nov 2020, 21:51

MCM Credenza designed by Libby Schrum. Modeled for plans.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Rod » 01 Nov 2020, 23:33

Very 60’s but one of our large Department Stores is selling something very similar for £590.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby clogs » 02 Nov 2020, 16:51

I'd go back to school to learn this craft but guess that won't happen....
apart from the design I always fancied a 3D print machine......
never mind....
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby sunnybob » 03 Nov 2020, 09:50

DaveR... if you are a bit bored I have a very simple (to everybody else) design I am at a brick wall over.
In this picture, I want the shape of the two tallest pieces of wood, with similar curves, but I need to get both pieces out of a 200 mm wide plank. So i need the main one inverted and slightly lower down the plank to keep wastage at a minimum.
The top shelf support needs to be full 200 mm across.
The overall length of the piece needs to be 980 mm and the legs at floor level to be around 60 mm.
Curves can be arranged to reduce wastage.
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I'm not copying the whole thing, just the long rear leg.
Pretty please? 8-)
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby sunnybob » 03 Nov 2020, 14:29

ok, stand down. @er indoors has drawn the shape she wants, so if it doesnt work its not my fault. :D :lol: 8-)
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 03 Nov 2020, 14:44

:)

Hopefully her drawing works. If not, let me know and I'll see what I can do for you.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby sunnybob » 03 Nov 2020, 17:43

its worked well thanks. i have a mental blindness to 3D thinking and geometry. I can make just about anything from scratch as I go, but this is an expensive plank and I wanted to minimise wastage by having a plan. :oops: :shock:
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