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  • STL 140: The one with epic smooth moves

    With Ben filling in for Tom, and Anissa Kapsales filling in for Matt, the group confesses smooth moves, discusses mortising options, intermediate proj...

  • Michael Robbins: New Showroom Grand Opening

    If you haven’t been noticing, in addition to our tried and true masters of the craft that have been writing for Fine Woodworking for years and even ...

  • Part 51: Completing Electrical Rough-In

    (Introduction, Syllabus, 1.Prelims, 1-4Precon, 2. Excavation, 3.Foundation, 4.Framing, 5.Close-In, 6.Roofing, 7.MEP, 8.Finish) A licensed electrical c...

  • SketchUp 3D Challenge #266: Tea Set

    Challenge Period: Monday, 19 June 2017 - Sunday, 2 July 2017View Challenge EntriesThe history of tea sets date back to the Chinese Han Dynasty and hav...

  • Vote Now: SketchUp 3D Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail

    Voting Closes: Thursday, 29 June 2017 @ 5:00PM PDTChallenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail has come to a close. Thanks for the awesome e...

  • Shop Time with Dad

    For me, there are few things I enjoy more than spending time in the shop with my Dad...

  • Winner Announcement: Challenge #264: Garden/Tool Shed

    It's a 3-way tie! The winners of previous Challenge #264: Garden/Tool Shed are...Garden Shed by Payal Sinha, Tool Shed by alfrebilbao, ...

  • SketchUp Shadow Studies

    Did you know that you can easily do this in SketchUp? It’s done with scenes. Here’s how I did this example.   Geo-Location First, I n...

  • A closer look at Rollie’s budget vacuum pump

    How to clamp and press on a woodworker’s budget...

  • Making Places with PlaceMaker

    In case you haven't heard, there is an incredible SketchUp extension available that will allow you to create models of entire cities in just a few cli...

  • STL 139: The horrors of moving your shop

    Plus, the guys talk about how they make drawer stock, tablesaw horsepower, roll around carts, and making a miter sled for a benchtop saw...

  • Execution of a 4th Grade Woodworking Project

    Tim Killen and the Diablo Woodworkers go back to school, and help introduce a new generation to woodworking...

  • Filtering Your 3D Warehouse Search

    A while back I did a series on finding quality components – picking and choosing from among the millions of models to find something you know wi...

  • MotC: Tool Chest with an Arts & Crafts Legacy

    Trevor Hadden's tool chest was the culminating project of a two-year apprenticeship that provided him with an impressive set of woodworking skills alo...

  • Bill Pavlak’s All Time Favorite Tool of All Time

    At least once week a visitor to the Hay Shop at Colonial Williamsburg will ask if I have a favorite tool. As I say “yes,” I reach into my tool che...

  • SketchUp 3D Challenge #265: Windsurfing Board & Sail

    Challenge Period: Monday, 5 June 2017 - Sunday, 18 June 2017View Challenge EntriesWindsurfingFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Windsurfing is...


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  • Plugins • [Plugin] FloorGenerator ( Updated 6-Apr-2017)

    utiler wrote:Hi Sam, just have a question about what's going on here...When I select the random texture option and select the source of the textures, ...

  • SketchUp Won't Let Me Use Free Version

    @brigid wrote: Description of the Issue: I've used SketchUp quite often on my old XP laptop. Now that I have Windows 8.1, I...

  • Can one change the image size of the Scra pbook window?

    @TheHyperbole wrote: I created a electrical symbol scrapbook for 1/4" scale plans, the previews in the scrapbook window are...

  • Help - Adding a new scene tab dislodges tray containing scenes

    @Moe wrote: Hey folks, my title says it all. I have no explanation as to why this is happening. SU was running fine and the...

  • Layers, visibility, front/back etc

    @GreyArea wrote: I've read the notes and some previous posts and I understand that layers in Sketchup don't work like layer...

  • Plugins • Raylectron Rendering Plug-In Review?

    I bought version 2 a while back, I thought it was awful especially how tricky it was with the orientation of faces. I stopped using it, buggy as anyth...

  • SUbD • Version 2 is out!

    There should be no need to ever use v1. Put it back into the shelf. Statistics: Posted by thomthom — Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:40 am — Replies 68 — Vi...

  • Newbie Forum • Importing Textures

    Normal maps are not supported by SketchUp.Statistics: Posted by Rich O Brien — Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:12 am — Replies 1 — Views 36...

  • Extensions & Applications Discussions • WrapR 1.1 Beta Trial

    Visit wrap-r.com and get a new installer and license key.Statistics: Posted by Rich O Brien — Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:04 am — Replies 28 — Views 137...

  • Site Plan with location

    @NoHands wrote: Hi Everyone I am trying to do a site plan using the location button but the pictures come out really blurr...

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