Sketchup for Tool Chest Video #1

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  • #15021
    robinhc
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    Here is my sketchUp model for Video #1 of the tool box series:

    Tool Chest Pic 1
    Tool Chest Pic 2
    Robin

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #15027
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    Very cool, Robin.
    I like sketch-up but haven’t played with it a ton yet.

    #15028
    Scott
    Participant

    Very nice Robin. Thanks!

    Sketchup should have some sort of dovetailing script that will generate a user defined number of dovetails at a specified width/spacing. Save everyone a boatload of time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyone happen to know what the fifth short rail is for? Extra?

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #15029
    robinhc
    Participant

    some sort of dovetailing script

    A script would be nice. Still … I kind-of like laying them out by hand. I lay them out in sketchup the same way that they are laid out in “real life” so the practice helps me understand how they all come together.

    Robin –> @rroselavy

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #15030

    Thanks a lot Robin)This Sketchup model will really help. Thanks again.

    Toronto, Canada

    #15033
    Craig
    Participant

    Robin,
    Neat drawing.
    Your tails are on the sides, opposite of the project layout.
    Probably doesn’t make much difference unless you’re putting on handles for carrying.
    Best,
    Craig
    Oops!, Need to get these danged glasses fixed.
    The project intro dovetails are opposite those on the build.
    Sorry, My bad etc.,etc.
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #15039
    David Perrott
    Participant

    In the video, he does the tails on the sides and pins on the back? Thats one of the sides he works on? Little confused now.

    #15041
    Craig
    Participant

    In the Project Info., the example chest Paul is showing, the tails are on the front and back.
    On Episode 1, the tails are being placed on the sides.

    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #15043
    David Perrott
    Participant

    Thanks.I had the tails opposite of episode 1. I changed it to the tails on the side, so I can match the episodes. I didn’t think the layout was real clear. Oh well. One of the many reasons I’m using pine…..

    #15046
    Ken
    Participant

    I’m putting the tails on the front and back panels, and the pins on the sides.

    It will not be moved or pulled about, and I think the tails look much nicer on the front. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #15050
    robinhc
    Participant

    Hey Joseph, is there a technical reason to put the dovetail pins on one edge or another? Or is just about what looks better?

    Robin –> @admin

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #15053
    Ken
    Participant

    Robin,
    Dovetails are really only strong in one direction, that’s why the tails are on the drawer sides, so they cant pull apart

    #15055
    robinhc
    Participant

    Dovetails are really only strong in one direction, thatโ€™s why the tails are on the drawer sides, so they cant pull apart

    Would they really pull apart in the weaker direction once the dovetails are glued up? I am not sure.

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #15056
    Ken
    Participant

    Robin,

    The way I see it if you are going to pull the chest width ways, as in pulling the front towards you, then the tails will be better on the sides. If you will be pulling it, as in using one handle and pulling the side towards you the tails will be better on the front and back panels.

    That would be using the mechanical strength of the dovetail to its best advantage and not relaying on the glue strength.

    Just my opinion buddy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #15057
    Craig
    Participant

    Robin,
    I think Ken stated the idea well.
    From a practical view point, I’m not sure that given reasonably well fitted joints and modern glues, that it would make much difference either way.
    May really boil down to aesthetics and your personal preference.
    A quick Google of woodworking tool box images shows both ways being used in similar boxes.
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

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