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I Get Featured at SketchUp’s Blog

Want to see something cool? I was contacted to write a blog post at SketchUp’s website. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The subject? How I find realistic wood images for my SketchUp models. Seems that since I am just a hobbyist woodworker, SketchUp was impressed my models look so realistic. I guess this level of detail is something normally associated with professionals using SketchUp. See the steps I take to find wood materials by clicking here.

Bob Lang’s Better SketchUp Guide

“When I became adept at modeling in SketchUp, I became a better woodworker, as have most people I know who have learned how to use this program.” – Bob Lang his quote is from the opening pages of Robert W. Lang’s new book titled New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp. This is a somewhat bold statement. Within the woodworking universe, there are those who can’t stand the thought of designing via computer. But Bob prefaces these words by saying “thorough planning makes for more enjoyable and more productive time in the shop.” He continues: “If I know how a project will go together before I start cutting wood, I can concentrate on doing my best work in the shop. I’m not side-tracked by math problems or design decisions.” I know this to be true. I am one of those woodworkers who believes in drawing SketchUp models to a high level, to include as much joinery as possible. With all the details worked out ahead of time, I don’t make as many mistakes or have as many …

We Have a Winner

The winner of the Memorial Day Give Away is Bill Lewis. selected the 36th comment and that comment was written by Bill. I’ll be forwarding Bill’s email address to Bob Lang who will send Bill the download link for the new e-book New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp. It was a lot of fun to see the comments come in and I want to again thank Bob Lang for providing his new e-book free of charge. If you are interested in purchasing New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp, you can do so by clicking here. I’ll have a full review of it next weekend. Thanks to those who participated and look for more give always in the future.