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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2019, 08:35
by Phil
Nice looking stand and sketch. 8-)

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 04 Aug 2019, 20:12
by Dave R
Phil wrote:Nice looking stand and sketch. 8-)


Thank you!

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 04 Aug 2019, 20:15
by Dave R
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

PostPosted: 04 Aug 2019, 22:22
by Robert
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 :)

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 05 Aug 2019, 01:59
by Dave R
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.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 05 Aug 2019, 11:30
by Rod
Ripples, shadows etc but where’s the chamber pot?

Rod

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 05 Aug 2019, 12:38
by 9fingers
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.

Bob

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 05 Aug 2019, 13:28
by Dave R
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

PostPosted: 16 Aug 2019, 13:03
by Dave R
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.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019, 13:47
by Dave R
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

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019, 14:22
by Robert
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.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2019, 14:40
by Dave R
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.

Thanks for the compliments on the drawings.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2019, 16:05
by Dave R
A few more in case anyone is interested.

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Desk by Tim Rousseau. I did plans for this one for Fine Woodworking. Had an opportunity to see and touch one made of birdseye maple while I was in Maine in September.

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A console table with herringbone patterned veneer.

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Tall clock based on one from 1900.

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Standing desk I designed. It was commissioned and built for the daughter of a doctor in North Carolina. It includes a secret compartment into which the doctor placed a letter for his daughter to find some day.

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A flax wheel based on "plans" found in a woodworking magazine from 1963.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2019, 16:54
by Robert
Like that first desk. Is it as light (and fragile?) as it looks?

I don't often comment on your posts here but I do always look so there is definitely interest :)

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2019, 17:00
by Dave R
Thank you Robert.

That desk is fairly light but not nearly as fragile as it looks. I was pleased to see that it isn't wobbly at all.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2019, 18:08
by DaveL
Of this group, I like the standing desk, I think the small internal draws are a very nice feature.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 31 Oct 2019, 19:23
by Dave R
Thanks Dave. It was a fun piece to design. Prior to that one I hadn't designed any furniture with secret compartments. It was fun to work out where it would be and how to access it.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2019, 14:38
by Dave R
Here's another flax wheel. This was based on plans that are available on the web.

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A close up of the business end.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2019, 20:06
by Andyp
I never tire of wondering at the detail you achieve on these renderings Dave. Thanks for continuing to share them with us.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 03 Nov 2019, 20:13
by Dave R
Thank you, Andy.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2019, 14:43
by Dave R
Idle hands while watching a program about the construction of Guedelon Castle in France.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2019, 17:57
by Malc2098
Nice.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 14 Nov 2019, 15:09
by Dave R
A modification of the previous table to put the leaves in the middle. A woodworker on another forum was looking for a way to add equalizer slides to a trestle table.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 14 Nov 2019, 17:18
by Woodster
It works with iPadOS.

Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

PostPosted: 24 Nov 2019, 15:51
by Dave R
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The other day I was poking around on one of those furniture clearinghouse sites. They are a great place to get inspiration for new projects because you can see so many different styles of furniture. I came across a piece that was labeled as a Dutch Secessionist period oak music cabinet. It is dated to about 1900 and is generally Arts and Crafts style and made of quarter sawn white oak. The music cabinet has the fold down flap with a drawer behind it and instead of a door, there is a curtain across the lower opening. I've been looking for ideas for sideboard for our dining room. The piece will need to go with the nearly 200 year old oak dining table we have. I like the drawer idea with the cut down front. We have a silver chest that we currently have to remove from the drawer it lives in to open it and I don't like that.

As it is now, this piece is exactly double the width of the original music cabinet but the drawer and the fold down flap are the same width as the original. I'm torn about the wide stiles. I kind of thing they should be narrower but I was thinking of creating a secret compartment between the drawers. (Don't tell anyone or it won't be secret.)

I've also been trying to refine the widths of the rails and stiles on the doors. Thoughts?