Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp is approaching its third birthday. It’s a unique work; it really isn’t a book although there are almost 200 pages to it. It comes on a disc in PDF format and what makes it different is the fact that embedded within the pages are short video lessons. People have said nice things about it before, but this review just appeared on the blog Jeff Branch’s Woodworking. Jeff wrote one of the most thorough reviews I have ever read, and when people ask me questions about Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp from now on, I think I’ll just send them to read what he wrote. Here is a brief excerpt:
When I first started learning SketchUp, I did what I think a lot of us do. I viewed the tutorial videos found at the SketchUp website. I spent no telling how much time searching the internet for answers when a problem presented itself. I bought the Dummies book on SketchUp which wasn’t very helpful (not specific to woodworking). Many months of frustration passed by before I decided to get some help by way of books on SketchUp written specifically for woodworkers. So, if I could put a price tag on all that frustration and time wasted with search engines, how much would it be?.
Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp currently sells for $39.95. When I first came across Bob’s ebook, I did not buy it because I thought the price was high. But after spending time with his ebook, I feel Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp is a great value. Bob’s combination of text and video makes his ebook a must have for woodworkers who want to master the program. The tips he offers will have you creating 3D models in no time. I have no doubt that if I had purchased his ebook early on, I would have considered SketchUp to be just as easy to learn as Bob does.
My thanks to Jeff and to the thousands of woodworkers who have purchased this book.