Just noticed that I haven't posted anything here for quite a while, since January 1st. I have been too busy working and doing things in the shed to find time for posting. I have made some benches and a whole lot of drawers to better organise my tools and stuff. I watch quite a few YouTube channels that feature a variety of woodworkers. Many of theses content creators, love the jargon, spend quite a bit of time on projects for their workshops. I must be guilty of the same except that I never seem to have the time to make a video or even compile the few photos that I take on my mobile phone. I keep promising myself that I will get around to creating some content. Perhaps I am just too busy to have time to edit and bung the stuff up on YouTube or whatever. The Bench pictured in this post was created in Sketchup. It been useful creating specfic projects using Sketchup. In the case of the bench it did speed up the build. Mostly because I used the dimensions from the scale model which took some of the guess work and on the fly calculations out. The internal shelf was modified so this is in fact version 2.0. I then took the time to revise the sketchup model to reflect the changes. Grinder Bench
Sketchup Plan I have been skirting around sketchup for a long time and could never get my head around it. I looked at lots of online tutorials even bought an ebook on the subject. I thought it too hard but lots of people are using it so what to do? I follow lots of woodworking channels on YouTube and there many mentions of Jay from http://jayscustomcreations.com/ . Sometimes it is not the information in the presentation but rather the way that it's explained. Jay focusses on small scale woodworking plans and has some really practical tips for getting to grips with Sketchup. You really need to put aside ideas from other software. Jays way of reinforcing keyboard shortcuts was really helpful in my case . The end result is that I have a really useful plan which is accurate. Being able to space the vertical slats in sketchup saved me tons of time in the build. So its thanks to Jay and his really useful tutorials on Sketchup.