Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Google+ Hangout

Woodworker's Guide to SketchUp HangoutI finally had a chance today to try out Google+ Hangouts, and I think I have found an exciting and effective way to share techniques for using SketchUp to design, plan and understand woodworking projects. Hangouts are a way that up to 10 people can interact online. With a hangout, you’ll be able to see what my screen looks like as I work, and if you’re having a problem with a technique, I can look over your virtual shoulder and see what’s happening on your screen and help you out.

I’d like to take this for a test drive, so I will be hosting a Hangout this Saturday, June 23rd at noon Eastern Daylight time. I don’t have a formal agenda for this, I’d like to spend about an hour showing some of the techniques from my book, classes and blog. I’ll also answer questions and show how I go about designing and planning furniture and cabinets using SketchUp.

SketchUp in a Google + Hangout almost as good as in personThere is a limit of 10 participants, so the first 9 e-mails I receive will get an invitation. If there is enough interest, I’d be happy to hold a second or even a third session. I think there is a great potential to use this technology to share, teach and learn, so I’m hoping to hear your ideas for possible class formats and subject areas.

Leave a comment below, with your suggestions, and send me an e-mail to get on the list for this first of what I hope will be many hangouts.

 


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Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Google+ Hangout — 14 Comments

  1. Bob – if you have access to the Hangouts on Air (which are being rolled out to everyone on G+, but not all at once) you can make the video stream to youtube. That allows folks beyond the first 10 to view the video. Once complete, you can either make the uploaded youtube video public, and viewable after the fact, or not. Check with +Al Navas on G+ (he may already be in your woodworking circle) for details if you need them – he’s helped lots of folks with hangout questions.

  2. It went well enough that it’s worth repeating. I’d like to do it once or twice a month. Stay tuned and let me know what day and time work best for everyone.

    Bob Lang

  3. I ENJOY WHAT I HAVE READ , I AM A RETIRED CARPENTER __SUPERINTENTEND HAVE SEEN A LOT OF NICE WORK. BUT WHAT WE REALY NEED IS SOMEONE TO GO FORWARD A TEACH THESE YOUNG PEOPLE THE WRIGHT WAY AND I BELIVE YOU DO THAT .

  4. Stay tuned Charles, we worked some of the bugs out this morning, and I’ll be announcing another hangout soon.

  5. There´ll be any other henagout? I´ve just founded your blog, and i´ll love to participate in one…i´m a cabinet maker from Brazil, and i use sketchup 8 (free edition) to make my costumers projects for presentation as well to study the ways of construction.

    • I’m hoping to get some sort of online sessions going in the near future. The experiments with Google Hangout had some technical glitches, I need to give it another try to see how it works.

      Bob Lang

  6. Please put me on your mailing list. I’m taking a Sketchup class at a local community college, but it’s geared toward building design. I’d like to see how a woodworker uses it.

What do you think?