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    Next project/I am really liking Sketchup!

    Finally starting to learn a little about sketch up. So I decided to try drawing the next project in it instead of my usual hand sketches. I found a couple of problem areas I might have missed had not done this. Got to say I am impressed with this method and that I still have a lot to learn. But there is an advantage to viewing the project in 3D.

    So here is the my next project. Overhead cabinets that will finish out the Laundry Room project!

    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Jeff,
    I have to say if thats your first SU project I am impressed. It is a great tool.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    I'm slowly but surely getting better with SketchUp, with much of the credit going to Dave Richards and his various posts and tutorials. You're obviously getting the hang of it, from the looks of things.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Looks great, I've got to find some time to learn some more SU, just too busy right now

    What's with the color............... you buy a few 5 gallon buckets of it

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    What's with the color............... you buy a few 5 gallon buckets of it
    At least it's not green!


    Don, this is not my first project with SU. I have gotten frustrated with it many times. This is the just the first thing I have been able to make look good.

    What I did was do my shop layout in SU. I found the guys site that has shop machines you can down load. I then drew the walls and windows and started adding and moving machines around. I learned a lot doing that and it was fun too. It was not as frustrating as all the other things I had tried to do.

    Jeff
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    At least it's not green!
    Jeff


    It's not easy being green............
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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