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    SketchUp - Took the Plunge!

    After several false starts over the past couple of years, I finally found the determination to dive into SketchUp. And it's all YOUR fault!!! Seeing many of you doing your designs in SU while I was still in the 2D world made me jealous. Yep, that's what did it!

    Whatever the motivation, I dove into SU a little over a week ago and truly made the effort. I know I have a long way to go, but I think I have a good start. Dave Richards has been great to answer several questions and review my drawing via email. I know I haven't finished my credenza project yet, but the next big project is a platform bed for our guest room. Here's a jpg of what I have so far along with a link to the SU file on my website. Your comments and criticism are very welcome!!!

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    By the way, the primary material will be red oak to match an existing headboard. Internal panels will be 1/2" plywood; the top platform will be 3/4" plywood. There are some unnecessary lines in the drawing that I need to remove when I learn enough to do it!
    Bill Arnold
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    way to go bill!!
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    well you got a hold of the right guy to show you,,
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    Good work Bill.

    I'm still hoping for the opportunity to demonstrate a few things for you.
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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    Looks great to me! And if it gets Dave's official Okey Dokey, you've done good!
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    Have a wonderful time with your new toy.

    Enjoy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Good work Bill.

    I'm still hoping for the opportunity to demonstrate a few things for you.
    Thanks, Dave. I'm hoping to have a better evening schedule this week. Let's keep in touch.
    Bill Arnold
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    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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    I've continued to work on my drawing of a platform bed, doing some cleanup, adding drawers, etc. What a learning experience! The panel at the head of the bed has no hardware and will be in a fixed position because a nightstand will be on one side and a chair on the other.

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    SketchUp file

    As before, comments and critique will be welcomed!
    Last edited by Bill Arnold; 01-25-2012 at 02:36 PM.
    Bill Arnold
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    Hi Bill, I'm downloading now.

    Let's figure out a time to hook up.
    Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly

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