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  • Tool News: Oneida Air Systems New Deputy Deluxe SD Cyclone Separator Kit

    From Oneida Air Systems: Oneida Air Systems introduces the newest offering in its Dust Deputy® family of products—the Dust Deputy Deluxe SD Cyclone...

  • Ultimate guide to SketchUp Collections

    SketchUp collections organize your default/custom/embedded Materials, Styles, and components. Do you want to understand what happens when you edit mat...

  • What’s the Lead in Your Pencil?

    Vic Tesolin is really picky about what pencils he uses in the shop, and he's narrowed it down to three that cover all of his marking needs...

  • CUSTOM CAMERAS in SketchUp with FredoPortrait

    In this video, we learn how to use the brand new extension from Fredo6 for SketchUp (FredoPortrait) to create custom camera views and export custom im...

  • My Top 10 SKETCHUP NAVIGATION TIPS

    One of the most important skills to have when working in SketchUp is the ability to navigate quickly in your model. Check out these 10 tips for speedi...

  • Complex Shapes ALONG CURVES in SketchUp with Flowify!

    In this video, we explore the effects created when we use the extension flowify to bend complex shapes along different kinds of curves! The post Compl...

  • Loose-pin butt hinges: a little play may be better than none

    I’m working on a set of built-in cabinets in cherry for a late 1920s house in one of our town’s loveliest historic districts. There are two cabine...

  • Axiom Tool Group Launches STRATUS Ambient Air Cleaner

    From Axiom Tool Group: Westerville, Ohio - Axiom Tool Group today announced the release of its revolutionary STRATUS shop air cleaner. Beginning immed...

  • Tool Cabinets Are Overrated

    Many woodworks feel building a beautiful wall cabinet to house and display their tools is a rite of passage and a shop necessity. Mike Farrington says...

  • DYNAMIC STAIRS in SketchUp with FlexStairs

    In today's video, we check out the newest dynamic component contained in FlexTools for SketchUp - FlexStairs! This new stair feature allows you to cre...

  • Different STYLES of Follow Me Extrusions with Segment Counts

    In this video, we talk about how you can adjust the segment count of the paths that you extrude along with the Follow Me tool to create different kind...

  • Creating CUSTOM MATERIALS in SketchUp

    Last week I made a video about places to download custom textures and materials for your SketchUp models. In this video, I show you how to import thos...

  • STL193: Pocket Screws vs. Dominos

    Former STL host, Asa Christiana, joins Mike and Ben, answering questions about jointing long boards, communal workshops, outdoor furniture, and debati...

  • Are You Anti-Social?

    Some woodworkers like social media and others despise it but I think like any technology, it should be used as a tool as opposed to taking over our li...

  • Revised: Capturing an Ancient Stool in SketchUp

    I need to show a revised process for capturing that ancient Egyptian Stool. My process used last month in this blog was not an accurate reproduction o...

  • Fine Woodworking Live 2019 Student Exhibition

    Imagine building a piece of furniture and putting all your attention, experience, knowledge, hopes and dreams into it (OK, that might be a little dram...

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