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Woodworking in America 2015 Message Board

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Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 11.48.05 AMI’ve had a barrage of questions lately (not a surprise, given that we’re at T-28 days and counting) about how folks can get in touch with others who are attending Woodworking in America 2015 (Sept. 27-27, in Kansas City, Mo.). So, for lack of a better fast and effective way to do it, I’ve created a “sticky post” atop Popular Woodworking’s Facebook page – it will stay there until the […]The post Woodworking in America 2015 Message Board appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Creating SketchUp Models from Pictures

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here's a sketchup tutorial for woodworkers who want to model from picturesThe ideal way to create SketchUp models of furniturefrom pictures is to take front-on and end-on views with a digital camera. Also take overall measurements. Then the .jpg images can then be imported to SketchUp and placed on the Red/ Blue and Green/Blue planes and scaled. From there it is a simple matter of drawing over top of the images and reconstructing the furniture piece. One of my students sent […]The post Creating SketchUp Models from Pictures appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Taking Woodworking Classes on what You Already Know

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IMG_8818Continuing education should be a priority in your life – especially in areas such as favorite hobbies! The longer you travel down the path of a particular subject, however, you gain more knowledge and might feel a bit more advanced than available offerings. Many classes seem targeted toward beginners. But as woodworkers, I think we’re lucky because in addition to raw knowledge, there is a kinetic aspect to our education. […]The post Taking Woodworking Classes on what You Already Know appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Making & Fitting Doors

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T8523_Doors_160Imagine walking up a path to a beautiful home, only to see that the front “door” is actually a moldy shower curtain nailed to the frame. Or compare the sound of a door closing on a 1987 Yugo versus a 2015 S550 Mercedes. A door is a first impression – so make yoursa good one. “Making & Fitting Doors,” a new digital magazine featuring eight articles from thePopular Woodworking Magazine […]The post Making & Fitting Doors appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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