Alabama Woodworker's Guild, Jay Bates, SketchUp
Comments 4

SketchUp: Speed Modeling Via Jay Bates

On tap this weekend is some speed SketchUp work. I need to finish the Alabama Woodworker’s Guild Habitat For Humanities kitchen and bath woodworking plan. And, speaking of quick SketchUp work, nobody creates a SketchUp model with more speed than woodworker Jay Bates. Take a look at the video below; Jay zoom zooms through the creation of a sofa table SketchUp model.

While I think Jay needs to slow way down to better explain some of the short cuts he takes, the process he uses to make this model is unique. I have rotated legs like he does, but I rarely use this method. Also his technique used for making mortise and tenon joinery is interesting. If you like SketchUp, this video will show you a different way to approach a SketchUp model.

Once I get the AWG woodworking plan completed, I need to finalize the SketchUp model for my new tool cabinet; then get my workshop cleaned up prior to building anything. So, lots of SketchUp work is ahead of me. I hope you guys get some good shop time this weekend.

4 Comments

  1. Whew! Jay really flew that one! Almost like Ron Paul… Good info and just goes to show how quickly one can create a detailed plan in SketchUp. Looking forward to final plans for H4H. Thanks for posting!

    • Murf – I worked on this on and off throughout the weekend. I have to confess, I am still trying to determine the best way to explain the build process for this many cabinets. 🙂 But I’ll figure it out.

  2. Great! Loved watching you work. Nice Nice Nice.
    The diagonal added to the constraining box and rotating the legs and stretchers is a great tip. Also the layout. Sharing your thought process while watching Sketchup was very instructive. Now I’m of to apply what I learned.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s