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Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Jeff Jilg, May 13, 2006.

  1. Turnedoutright

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    Examples:Behive

    Beehive design done with Sketchup and the Virtual lathe.
     

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    Examples: Simple bowl

    Simple bowl on Sketchup & Virtual Lathe
     

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    Examples: Humidor

    I'm currently working on a turned humidor design using SketchUp and the Virtual Lathe. The design is still pretty ugly. Thats the point this software helps me to get the dimensions correct and looking good before turning.

    The humidor design is particularly challenging because of the multiple pieces and the liner. Also the materials for this project will be expensive and I don't want a re-do.

    The first picture is the layout on the tool in 2D. Note the multiple pieces.

    The second picture shows the pieces assembled after rendering in 3D and then assembled. I can check the fit on the computer!

    Note the models of the cigars to the left. They will be used to check dimensions. Also note the Spanish cedar insert/liner.

    I am reasonably proficient with SketchUp and at this point I have only 2 hours in the design.
     

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    Examples: Street Clocks

    Street clocks look ugly if the proportions aren't right!

    Picture1:
    This picture shows how to get SketchUp to make a full size drawing. I use this feature to make story sticks to take to the shop. I like to use the 3d models printed in full scale and a pair of calipers when turning spindles.


    Picture 2:
    The model to the right shows how actual picture of components can be (clock taken from woodcrafts site) inserted in a 3D model to show reality and dimension.

    My wife liked the model on the right best and that is what was turned.
     

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    Examples: Tools

    SketchUp with the Virtual Lathe can be used to model tools as well.

    Here is the infamous hat tool available on www.woodhat.com dressed up in 3D.

    This shows turned items combined with standard woodworking models hardware and all.

    Remember SketchUp is free all my book does is show you how to use it for wood turning.

    Just because I hate to see you miss out on this great tool I have reduced the price :) See www.turnedoutright.com
     

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    Inside out modelling etc.

    Attached are some recent modeling's using SketchUp.

    Segmented turning
    Inside out techniques
    German ring turning
     

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  9. Rick M

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    It's another of Google's amazing collection of free products. Or you can just go straight to the Sketchup home page.

    I'm glad to see this rather old thread resurrected and am wondering how well some of the other programs mentioned have fared since the thread began?
     
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    Woodturning with Sketchup

    Guys,
    I have been using sketchup for wood turning modeling for about 2 years now.
    I wrote a book on the subject and supply a wood turning modeling environment with it.
    SketchUp is free and the book sales keeps me in tools :)
    I have 100's of users using SketchUp and the book.
    I have purchased or run all the existing woodturning tools and none can do as much as sketchup.

    www.turnedoutright.com
     
  11. Adamshefard

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    Thanks for taking the time out to share this with the world. I really appreciate this. Keep doing what you're doing.
     

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