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    • @phinds, Paul, are these photos enough to identify the wood. Supposedly they are Chestnut from a 1700’s log cabin and came from Augusta TN. This piece is 3.5” thick and 12” wide if that makes any difference?
    • Not sure if that's how I want to work or not but that's the way I'm headed.  I was curious how woodworkers were approaching relative dimensioning which is what lead me to that book.  I will have to find out how others are doing it without full scale drawings in comparison. The Guild will help, I'm just not there yet.   
    • Oh, I understand you now.  You can print any particular view of your design, but unless you're making doll house furniture, Sketchup won't deliver a full size drawing.  I doubt the other programs would, either.  You'd need a pretty big printer . In fact if you draw a 3 dimensional object in one of these programs, every view, whether face on, 90* or oblique, will be a 3D image, not the 2D you would have from a full size or scale line drawing.  But what you can do is check your design from every angle.  If you draw in your joinery you can check to see if it works.  And you can annotate the image with actual dimensions.  You could then use these to create a full size drawing, if that's how you want to work. You aren't at all.
    • I've had so much more fun driving than I thought possible at 2 mph offroading in a Jeep. Cars faster and nicer drive then my old Jeep but I still miss it. Something about putting the top down sure improved any bad day I was having. Which engine/transmission combo did you get? I'm waiting for a while but really looking forward to getting another Jeep soon.
    • I’ve done this with a bit that large on a hope chest I built, make your own base, slow speed and feed, light cuts until you reach the desired depth, you can PM me if you like, but it’s not as bad as it sounds 
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