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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 …