Last weekend at the woodworking show in Baltimore, a subscriber asked if there would be content related to SketchUp in our upcoming issues. There already is a lot of information here on our website, (Click Here to read posts about learning SketchUp), and we have some special things in store for our subscribers.
In the next issue of 360 WoodWorking, I have an article that follows up on the “Chasing the Byrdcliffe Iris Desk” article in our free premier issue. In that upcoming article I will be detailing how to import photos into SketchUp to develop a working model to build a reproduction. It’s an inside look at the process we use for many of our projects.
We’re also discussing SketchUp classes and videos for our subscribers, as well as other content. If there’s something you’d like to see in 360 WoodWorking related to SketchUp (or other design topics), let me know via e-mail or leave a comment below.
If you’d like to join me for a live class, I have two weekend classes scheduled in the coming months. A live class is a huge help if you’ve been struggling with SketchUp, or if you think you have the hang of it and want to take your modeling to the next level. In my classes, we start with basic principles and concepts, practice those and by the end of the weekend we’re making complex parts like cabriole legs and dovetail joints. I try to spend as much time as I can working with the students, looking over shoulders and saying “click here, not there” and “zoom and orbit so you can see what you’re doing.” I have fun and people tell me it resolves problems that come from trying to learn without a coach.
The first class is February 21-22, 2015 at
This will be my first visit to the Woodworkers Club, read the full class details and sign up for the Woodworkers Club class February 21 and 22 at this link.
The second class is the May 2-3, 2015 at
I’ve taught at least one class a year at MASW almost every year for quite a while. It’s a great group of people (both students and the staff) and a first-rate facility. Read details and sign up for the MASW class May 2 and 3 at this link.
I’ll be at most of the “Woodworking Shows” this year, so if you have a question about SketchUp, come and see me at the 360 WoodWorking booth.