Sketchup drawing of the Pencil/file box

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    JerryH
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    I have been playing around with Sketchup 8, free software formally from Google but now Trimble, drawing up a diagram of a small pencil box based on Paul’s latest box with a sliding lid. I still have to add the bottom and lid but I used it to try and understand the problems I will have with the groove interfering with the dovetails on the back of the box. As you will see I will have quite a problem which I may have to adjust the dovetails on the back of the box or just go ahead and have a go at the complicated joint. I think I may also have a problem getting the front of the box flush with groove too based on the drawing …. but I guess that what the learning curve I’m on with Paul’s lessons is all about. I’m sure when next week’s episode comes out I will see where all my errors are.

    If you haven’t seen Sketchup before I recommend giving it a try as its free and quite easy to learn. I’ve just started  and am sure I will get a lot better as I start to document all these projects.

    Seems you can’t upload Sketchup drawing to this site, I got an error that the file type was not allowed 🙁  so it will have to be a JPEG screen print for now.

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    JerryH
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    Here’s the Sketchup file now that Joseph has opened up the forum for this file type. …  Thanks Joseph.

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    Anonymous
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    Thanks Jeremy

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