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A Walk in the Woods

Simon Frost spends a day with the Forestry Commission, to get down to the roots of this multi-facete......

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Mission Mirror

Unlike the other projects in this series, the mirror frame design made here is relatively simple, bu......

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Sketch It Out - Part 1

Simon Rodway gets your ideas down on the screen with Google's nifty new SketchUp program Imagin......

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Sketch It Up - Part 4

We are close to completing the full mission bed design with Simon Rodway In the last issue, we fini......

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Feature Mondays - In the workshop with Oliver Sparks

Oliver's journey into woodworking began while he was in secondary school, after an 'old-scho......

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Sketch It out - Part 2

In the last article, I showed you how to construct a grid using Guides, which are created by the Tap......

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Sketch It Out - Part 3

1 &2First you need to rotate your view so that you can see the reverse faces of the rectangles you created in the last session. Once again we will use the Push/Pull tool to give the rectangles solidity or thickness. Hover the cursor over each in turn, and as you extrude the rectangles type 30 into the VCB for each one [gallery image 1>. The next step is to shape the lower rail. SketchUp makes this very easy for us, as we simply need to draw a curve on the face of the rail, and use the Push/Pull tool to subtract the part we would cut away in reality. Rotating your view back to the foot of the bed again, select the Arc tool [gallery image 2>, and click on the bottom left hand corner of the lower rail. Without clicking again drag the pointer to the right and click on the bottom right hand corner of the rail, and then move the pointer to to a point somewhere midway between the two ends and above it. Your arc should appear, and as you move the pointer up and down you will see a blue line joining the two mid points and showing you that the arc is being created in a vertical direction, along the blue axis. Again without clicking anywhere, enter 50 on your keyboard and press the return key. This will create an arc 50 mm high at its midpoint. 3 & 4Selecting the Push/Pull tool, move the cursor over the portion of the rectangle below the arc, ......

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Sketch It Up - Part 5

We finished the last issue with the headboard and footboard complete, and this month we're going......

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Triplegrove Furniture

Arriving on a busy day, like any other, at Triplegrove Furniture's workshop, we were greeted by ......

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Kit and Tools Tuesdays - Briquette Makers

Every woodworking company, large, medium or small, can be energy independent or can also be a source......

 

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