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A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

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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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