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A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 05 May 2018, 02:03

Robert, the gong is 16 inches in dia. Does that help for scale. If it was a table top thing I believe you'd have to call it a "ging" not a "gong".

The sketchy line styles can be used in SketchUp Make but the tool for making your own only comes with SketchUp Pro. There are a number of sketchy styles included with SketchUp Make and you can get more of them. I've got a bunch of my styles available here and there are some from others, too. The shadow thing is done by taking a shadows only export from SketchUp and running it through a freeware program called Fotosketcher (Windows only at this point) andthen combining the result with the sketchy style.

Rod, does your much small version do what it says? If so, I should get one. I suppose, though, if I wanted it to bring whisky, it would need to be bagpipes. :D
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Phil » 05 May 2018, 07:08

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Sleepless night and needed something quiet to do. How about a Gothic-Revival dinner gong from your side of the pond c.1880? Those crazy Victorians knew how to get a party started.




Nice sketch, like the shadows.

It won't work in our house. :lol:

As a kid we had a small silver bell which summoned us to dinner.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 06 May 2018, 13:49

It wouldn't work well in my house, either. Neither would a small bell.

When a friend of mine was a child, her father had a whistle from a steam locomotive up on the roof of his garage he used to call the kids for dinner. He connected it to an air compressor. It worked well but on more than one occasion the 5:15 made an emergency stop when the engineer heard that whistle. :lol:
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 05 Aug 2018, 16:03

I haven't shared any drawings for awhile and in case there's anyone still needing kill a few seconds...

A queen-sized bed.
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A side table based on one from 1950s Italy.
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A quickie sketch to show a jig for cutting dovetails on the bandsaw. The jig was designed by someone else. I was just presenting a modification to allow the angled guide to be locked in position at the request of another woodworker.
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This is a wall cabinet designed by Nancy Hiller. She was inspired by the work of Victorian Gothic Revival architect and designer Bruce Talbert
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Another view.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby TrimTheKing » 08 Aug 2018, 12:37

Inspirational stuff as always Dave, thanks. :eusa-clap:
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Phil » 09 Aug 2018, 09:17

TrimTheKing wrote:Inspirational stuff as always Dave, thanks. :eusa-clap:





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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Phil » 09 Aug 2018, 09:20

Dave R wrote:
This is a wall cabinet designed by Nancy Hiller. She was inspired by the work of Victorian Gothic Revival architect and designer Bruce Talbert
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Another view.
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:D



This was posted in the September/October 2018 Fine Woodworking as a download.

The design could also lend itself to a wall clock with a glass panel in the door to see a pendulum.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 09 Aug 2018, 10:14

You're quite right, Phil.

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

Postby Dave R » 30 Oct 2018, 15:10

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Although nothing to do with woodworking, here's a current work in progress. It's a WWII vintage code key. This one was made by Lionel which is more famous for electric trains. I was gifted with two of them. One is a rare one in its U.S. Army Signal Corps box.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Robert » 30 Oct 2018, 15:19

I only know Morse code for one four letter word and it may be in the swear filter. Funny the things you remember from schooldays ... .... .. _

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 30 Oct 2018, 15:21

:lol: I guess when you put it that way, it gets through the filter. :D

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 25 Nov 2018, 20:55

Helping out a friend who is new to woodworking. He wanted some shelves to hold some standard sized boxes. I designed this for him. Trying to keep him away from construction lumber and stretch him a tiny bit with some loose tenon joinery.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby DaveL » 25 Nov 2018, 23:18

That looks useful, but that has a good collection of stuff stored on it, careful not to lose them.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby TrimTheKing » 27 Nov 2018, 11:32

Good stuff as always Dave, thanks for sharing.

I love the code key! Love stuff like that. I hope you have them on display and not hidden away in the attic!
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Andyp » 27 Nov 2018, 14:38

My Dad was a MOP in the RAF in Basra. He still remembers a fair bit and certainly recognised my mobile's incoming message tone ...--...
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 27 Nov 2018, 14:46

DaveL wrote:That looks useful, but that has a good collection of stuff stored on it, careful not to lose them.


I was thinking that maybe I should have designed in some arrangement for locking it up to protect the stuff. :D

TrimTheKing wrote:Good stuff as always Dave, thanks for sharing.

I love the code key! Love stuff like that. I hope you have them on display and not hidden away in the attic!


Thanks Mark. I don't have them on display currently but I was thinking about doing so. I was even thinking of hooking one up to a battery and LED so it could be used. I'd hookup a buzzer or something but my son would be playing with it all the time.

Andyp wrote:My Dad was a MOP in the RAF in Basra. He still remembers a fair bit and certainly recognised my mobile's incoming message tone ...--...


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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 16 Dec 2018, 15:15

Here are a couple of tilt top tables I modeled recently for Fine Woodworking. On the left, Tom McLaughlin's take on a Shaker-inspired tilt top table, and on the right, Will Myers's version of a wine tasting table from Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Rod » 17 Dec 2018, 00:53

I’ve seen tables like the one on the left but the RH one is new to me - novel idea

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 08 Jan 2019, 23:03

Sideteacked by something shiny.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby DaveL » 08 Jan 2019, 23:09

That looks like the tap wrench that This Old Tony made, nicely drawn sir.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Malc2098 » 08 Jan 2019, 23:12

Mine aren't that shiny!
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 08 Jan 2019, 23:12

It is based on his wrench. Glad to see another watcher of This Old Tony.

And thank you.

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Rod » 10 Jan 2019, 12:50

Nice work

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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby Dave R » 06 Mar 2019, 15:28

Since nothing else is happening in this forum category, here are a few more.

A wall bracket for something.
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I'm sure you know what this is. FWIW, the dashed lines were added using the Dashes feature in SketchUp 2019.
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Somebody wanted to convert a Morris chair into a two-holer, er, I mean a settle.
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And a couple of little machinist's jacks.
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Re: A Few Recent SketchUp Scribbles

Postby TrimTheKing » 06 Mar 2019, 15:54

Lovely Dave. The rendering on that last one is special!
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