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26105Re: [Michalak] Re: Sketchup

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  • tomek wilamowski
    Nov 24, 2012
      Ok Thank You- I will try sketchup to see my boat.
      regards Tom

      2012/11/24 okiebobby@... <okiebobby@...>

      > **
      > Like I said, I'm learning as I go. I'm using sketchup kind of like a new
      > pilot would use a flight simulator. I build a 3D model of the pieces in
      > sketch up, prior to building the actual piece.
      > For example: Per the plans, Step-1 is the stem. I built a 3D model of
      > stem, prior to cutting the stem on my table saw.
      > Sheet-1, the lines diagram of the plans, is a map of where all the key
      > pieces of he puzzle line-up. Using this diagram I made 'guidepoints' in
      > sketch up.
      > Then using Sheet-2, the construction diagram of the plans, I read the
      > designer's stem dimensions. I built a cyber stem, already lined-up and
      > hanging where it will be within the lines diagram.
      > Oh, one more thing. For me, I'm building a half model in sketchup. I think
      > that will allow me to spin the model around and get better perspectives as
      > it gets complete.
      > By the way, the designer having Step-1 be this little 6" stem was really
      > brilliant. No gluing; I just used scrap lumber (which happened to be a very
      > nice scrap I had been reserving). It was a real confidence builder. Granted
      > without a table saw it would require some skills.
      > For now, I'm not comfortable sharing this file, or even doing screen
      > prints. I may do some screen prints later, but I need to be careful and do
      > it in a way that doesn't trespass over Mr. Michalak's intellectual property.
      > You can google a search for sketchup boats, particularly Bolger's boats,
      > and there are 3D models of Micro and some others out there. They will give
      > you an idea of how powerful this software is. Those models are way beyond
      > my ability.

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