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  • Birthday 02/01/1970

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    Period furniture reproductions.

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  1. Thanks guys for your experience and input
  2. 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.
  3. Well, I mean you get to see if your design meets your expectations but beyond that, to start with, many measurements are taken from a full scale drawing to put on your work piece. I'm still working through the book so I'm sure there's more to story poles and relative dimensioning. How do you get a full scale drawing from those programs or do people do without? I don't want to derail your thread, I apologize if this isn't the place for these comments and concerns.
  4. True. Is the full scale drawing aspect with all of its benefits, how does that work with the programs?
  5. I ran across the book, 'Measure Twice, Cut Once' by Jim Tolpin, by accident recently. Great read, I'm about halfway through. The first printing of the book came out during SketchUp's infancy and while he does mention it, he does everything from design to Master Cut Lists mechanically. Has any of the woodworking schools gone to SketchUp instead of using traditional mechanical drawings? Some of the programs mentioned, at least AutoCad, would still require you to create Cut Lists, etc. on your own - correct?
  6. It seems like the banks would try to get their money back on fraudulent claims. Maybe they do something I don't know. If banks don't have power I don't know who does.
  7. I was curious how much it would cost to rent a small truck with lift gate service. Wow, what a hassle. I shopped Enterprise for a basic 16-footer with lift gate and they do not indicate pricing on their website, even though you can book your truck rental on the day you need the reservation online. I guess people are willing to pay any amount to rent their trucks. So I called and after I told them what I thought of their website they quoted me a price of $225 per day plus mileage. At this rate shopping around will take about 5 hours. A first timer trying to rent a truck, books it online but still has to call to get a price and wait for them to do everything I just did on their website. When you realize how silly it is shopping for a truck rental online you can cut this time in half by just calling them. The only positive aspect of this entire experience was at least the representive was not located in India and spoke excellent english.
  8. If you guys are traveling to these schools where are you staying? Are they 8-hr days?
  9. Troll... but good information exchanged as a result.
  10. I didn't want to be become dependent on the online, web version and then I'm under their thumb when they make changes. I want to be in control of my own destiny. Which is of course greatness. Thanks Bob!
  11. It looks like everything you discussed here is in your 'New Woodworker's Guide to Sketchup' that Mark J above mentioned. Can you use the e-book for Sketchup Make?
  12. Thanks Bob for responding. I was totally unaware you could do this. As far as extracting elevations or sections from the model. Can you do this on the free version? Or the downloadable Make version for that matter.
  13. The purpose of a split jamb door is the jamb is adjustable width wise to fit various wall widths. I'm assuming you can widen the gap between the two jambs the width of the stop that will hide the gap.
  14. I'm not exactly sure how to widen/extend split jamb doors but if you cut the nails securing the trim around the door on both sides of the room shouldn't the jambs be adjustable? Provided the jambs aren't extended fully already.
  15. Sound advice. It requires customer loyalty to some degree which isn't my strong suit. There always seems to be something wrong with the service that prevents it. I might be a tough customer, I have to offer that, but I find myself continually looking for professional service I can live with.