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Philosophy of Craftsman Furniture

15 hours 6 min ago
  It is like hoisting a danger signal to speak out loud to Mr. Stickley of ornament, yet all people do not know this. “It is very grand,” said one visitor, “but have you no ornament, carving or draperies in Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Enhanced PDF Books in Windows 10

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:34am
When “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” was first published in 2010, it was the first book of any kind about using SketchUp specifically for woodworking. It was also my first publication in PDF format with embedded videos. It was sometimes a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Update on Online SketchUp Classes

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:51pm
About two months ago I floated the idea of offering online SketchUp classes and about one month ago I held some live practice sessions. It’s a simple idea; I can connect with students online, they can see my screen, I Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Marc Adams July 22-23 SketchUp Class

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:53am
Space Available MASW July 22-23 SketchUp Class There are still a few seats available in the two-day SketchUp class I will be teaching on the weekend of July 22-23, 2017 at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana. Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Special Price for Kitchen Remodel Resources

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:13am
Special Price on two books “The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker” and “SketchUp for Kitchen Design” scroll down to purchase. If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, you’re not alone. It’s a great way to make your home more enjoyable, and a new Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Special Price for Kitchen Remodel Resources

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 9:13am
Special Price on two books “The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker” and “SketchUp for Kitchen Design” scroll down to purchase. If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, you’re not alone. It’s a great way to make your home more enjoyable, and a new … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Training-Free Practice Sessions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:34am
UPDATE-Wednesday June 21: Last night’s session went well. There are still a few spots available for Saturday morning. Contact me by e-mail to reserve your spot. I’m getting closer to offering a series of live online classes for using SketchUp Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Training-Free Practice Sessions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:34am
I’m getting closer to offering a series of live online classes for using SketchUp in a variety of situations. Before I do that, I want to test the online platform and I could use your help. I have two sessions … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class At Marc Adams, July 22-23, 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 3:51am
One of my favorite weekends of the year is teaching SketchUp at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. There are still a few spots available in this years class on the weekend of July 22 & 23. Complete Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

SketchUp Class At Marc Adams, July 22-23, 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 3:51am
One of my favorite weekends of the year is teaching SketchUp at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. There are still a few spots available in this years class on the weekend of July 22 & 23. Complete … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Individual Tutoring

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:20am
Teaching yourself how to use computer software is possible, (that’s how I learned to use SketchUp) but the drawback is you suffer for a while with an ignorant teacher (I know I did). The problem is you don’t know what Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Online SketchUp Individual Tutoring

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:20am
Teaching yourself how to use computer software is possible, (that’s how I learned to use SketchUp) but the drawback is you suffer for a while with an ignorant teacher (I know I did). The problem is you don’t know what … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

New Way to Grab SketchUp Wood Textures

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 5:03pm
The good folks at SketchUp recently tweaked the features of the 3D Warehouse and it is now possible to “borrow” materials or components from a warehouse model without downloading the entire model. In this example I have a model of a Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

New Way to Grab SketchUp Wood Textures

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 5:03pm
The good folks at SketchUp recently tweaked the features of the 3D Warehouse and it is now possible to “borrow” materials or components from a warehouse model without downloading the entire model. In this example I have a model of a … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Design Elements of Arts & Crafts Furniture: Offset Surfaces

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:56am
Furniture from the American Arts & Crafts period is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Many woodworkers assume that the deliberate lack of ornament means it is easy to build. One often overlooked feature is the visual effect of parallel surfaces that Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Design Elements of Arts & Crafts Furniture: Offset Surfaces

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:56am
Furniture from the American Arts & Crafts period is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Many woodworkers assume that the deliberate lack of ornament means it is easy to build. One often overlooked feature is the visual effect of parallel surfaces that … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Your Thoughts on Online SketchUp Training (and mine)

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:48am
In the almost 10 years that I’ve been teaching people how to 3D model with SketchUp, I’ve learned a lot about the many ways different people learn. Each of us is a little different in the way our brains absorb Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Your Thoughts on Online SketchUp Training (and mine)

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:48am
In the almost 10 years that I’ve been teaching people how to 3D model with SketchUp, I’ve learned a lot about the many ways different people learn. Each of us is a little different in the way our brains absorb … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

Secrets to Long Miter Joints

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:52pm
The average woodworker doesn’t always use the best looking method to join two pieces of wood – he or she is happy just to get the face frame stuck to the cabinet side. That’s why these folks are “average”. The Continue reading →
Categories: General Woodworking

Secrets to Long Miter Joints

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:52pm
The average woodworker doesn’t always use the best looking method to join two pieces of wood – he or she is happy just to get the face frame stuck to the cabinet side. That’s why these folks are “average”. The … Continue reading
Categories: General Woodworking

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