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Busy, Busy, Busy

I was talking to my sister who asked me if I was busy right now. The answer was “Oh Hell yes.” I recently began doing some side work for Sawtooth Ideas. As they add woodworking plans from sources like Woodcraft magazine, SketchUp models are needed to help run their IdeaRoom software. I have already completed two models and am working on the third now, and the third one, shown above is very complex. It is called a “Deluxe Cross Cut Station” which combines a miter saw stand, storage space and on the back, a lumber rack. It is mobile as well. This model would not be terribly difficult except for the more than 200 screws which the model will contain. This is required since screw location is important on a project this large and the IdeaRoom software has to be 100% accurate. These models have been both fun and challenging, with the added benefit of me becoming a better SketchUp modeler. Woodworking Illustration I continue to explore work as a woodworking illustrator. I met with …

My first real experience with IdeaRoom

In a recent post about my queen size bed project plan, I said this about Sawtooth Idea’s “IdeaRoom” software: I know of no other woodworking plan source which provides such a complete experience as Sawtooth Ideas does. I had played around with the software, an app for my iPad, but I had never built anything with it. So I offered to build a simple project and write a blog post for Sawtooth Ideas – they gladly accepted my offer and the blog post went live today. See it here: Building the Garden Planter with IdeaRoom. I selected a garden planter because I wanted a simple project that I could build quickly. I made it using cypress; my first project with this wood and I was pleased with the results… But, back to IdeaRoom. As I used this new tool, I realized how the guys at Sawtooth Ideas are really onto something. Tablet devices are seen as the future of computing and they have the only woodworking plan app for mobile devices (there is also a …

et cetera 06.08.13

Some interesting things from around the web A Claro Walnut Sideboard – Dan Mosheim runs Dorset Custom Furniture and his team of craftsmen just finished a particularly interesting sideboard. I have to admit that when I saw this project about mid-construction, I was not sure how the finished piece would look; but it turned out extra good. The project combines wood and steel and a lot of small burl walnut veneer – check it out. The Hobbit Cupboard Completed – I am drawn to medieval-style furniture and carving, and while watching the Lord of the Rings movie series, I often found myself looking at the furniture and architecture. So it is no wonder that I really like Mike Peckovich’s new cupboard. See the cupboard during construction here. Writing Desk Building Process by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers – D&WFM usually produce two types of videos: one of their finished project, and a second which shows the construction process. It is my opinion that the later type of video is the better because I can see …