Stumpy Nubs Video Review — “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”

James Hamilton (aka Stumpy Nubs) has included a video review of my latest book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”. Jim is the host/author/publisher of the online “Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal”  and you can read the latest issue (and start your free … Continue reading

Review of SketchUp For Kitchen Design

Bob Lang's "SketchUp For Kitchen Design"

Win a copy of SketchUp For Kitchen Design — Leave a comment on Jeff Branch’s blog Woodworking is an interesting blend of the practical and the romantic. Like most woodworkers I swing back and forth; I love the artistic side … Continue reading

Look Inside “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”

To give you a better idea of what my new book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design” is like, I recorded a short video. Kitchens aren’t the most glamorous woodworking projects, but a new kitchen has been, and will be among the … Continue reading

SketchUp For Kitchen Design Model Collection

As an independent author/publisher I enjoy being free of corporate policies and rigamarole, so I can give stuff away if I think it makes a product better. While I was working on my new book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design” I … Continue reading

New Book – SketchUp For Kitchen Design

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO PREVIEW OF “SKETCHUP FOR KITCHEN DESIGN” SketchUp is the ideal tool to plan a kitchen, whether you are a cabinetmaker, an interior designer, a contractor or a do-it-yourselfer. With a 3D model you can see … Continue reading

New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Above the Arctic Circle

The good thing about running an online business is extended reach; folks from the other side of the world purchase and download my book the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” all the time, usually without a hitch. Once in a … Continue reading

Review of New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp

Of course I’m going to tell you that the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is the best resource available for woodworkers to get up to speed in 3D modeling – I wrote it and published it. An opinion from someone … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Reviews

I think my books are pretty good; they mix text and video in a digital format (PDF). These different methods reinforce each other so no matter what your learning style is you “get it” faster than you would with just … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide Featured in Woodworker West

The new issue (January/February 2016) of Woodworker West Magazine includes an excerpt from my book “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”. My thanks to Ron Goldman for reaching out and including this. As a small, independent publisher it is an uphill battle … Continue reading

Finally, Videos Work in My PDF Books on the iPad

One might think that major software companies could figure out a way to work with major hardware companies so that a format that works pretty well on a PC would work just as well on an iPad. One of my … Continue reading

Make an Exploded View in SketchUp

What I like most about modeling in SketchUp, compared to working with pencil and paper or in 2D CAD is that I don’t have to worry about what finished drawings or details will look like until after I’ve built a … Continue reading

2 Reviews-New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp

My SketchUp books are independently produced and published. That gives me an incredible amount of freedom as an author, but the flip side of that is there is no marketing department, broad-based distribution channel, or advertising budget. To succeed I … Continue reading

The First Thing to Learn About SketchUp: Navigation

A few years ago my son talked me into playing a video game, one where we had to run around an imaginary world with people shooting at us. I sucked at it, big time. I got blasted before I could … Continue reading

New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Table of Contents

When I first was learning how to use SketchUp, one of my frustrations was that the available references were geared toward architectural use of the 3D modeling program. I have nothing against those who design houses, but my interests are … Continue reading

Models From “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”

The “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is entirely digital. If you want a paper and ink version, you can print out the pages, but then you’ll miss out on the embedded videos and links within the PDF. This post details … Continue reading

SketchUp Books Bundle – Building Blocks + Woodworker’s Guide

Which SketchUp book should I buy? That’s a question I get a lot, and if you have no experience with SketchUp, I recommend that you start with “Building Blocks of SketchUp”. That book starts with downloading and installing SketchUp and … Continue reading

Look Inside the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”

The “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” isn’t like most books. It’s a digital publication in enhanced, interactive PDF format. One of the big advantages to this is the addition of video content, embedded in the pages of the book. The … Continue reading

New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Revised and Updated.

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO PREVIEW OF THIS INNOVATIVE DIGITAL BOOK In 2010 I wrote and published “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” in enhanced PDF format. Staying digital let me put videos in along with the text and images. A lot … Continue reading

Special Price on “Building Blocks” for “Woodworker’s Guide” & “Kitchen Design” Buyers.

If you have purchased the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” or “SketchUp for Kitchen Design” and would like to purchase the download version of “Building Blocks of SketchUp” as well for a 33% discount, just click the button below. Click … Continue reading

MWA Podcast Review — Building Blocks of SketchUp

“Building Blocks of SketchUp” is a different sort of book. It’s designed to be read on your computer while you practice in SketchUp. Within the pages are embedded  video lessons that reinforce the text and screen shot images. It’s independently … Continue reading

Building Blocks of SketchUp

New SketchUp Book, “Building Blocks of SketchUp”  Now Available for Download “Building Blocks of SketchUp” is the best way to learn the basics of 3D Modeling with SketchUp. With 260 pages of illustrated text, with 50 embedded video lessons this … Continue reading

Building Blocks of SketchUp on Disc International Orders

Our costs for shipping outside the United States have risen dramatically in the past year. We are now paying three times what we paid a year ago in postage, and can no longer ship internationally for free. (Note: that paragraph … Continue reading

Building Blocks of SketchUp-New Book Preview

Update, October 15, 2013: “Building Blocks of SketchUp” is now available as a digital download. CLICK HERE TO ORDER! SketchUp is a wonderful piece of software for designing, visualizing and planning just about anything. Some people catch on to SketchUp … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Download

  PLEASE NOTE: A NEW, REVISED EDITION OF “WOODWORKER’S GUIDE TO SKETCHUP” IS NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE “NEW WOODWORKER’S GUIDE TO SKETCHUP” SketchUp Book Now Available As a Download Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp is a unique … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Video Issue

The video content of “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is embedded within the text. It’s a cool feature that greatly enhances the learning experience. You read in detail about a technique, then you can watch a short video that shows you … Continue reading

Review of Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp is approaching its third birthday. It’s a unique work; it really isn’t a book although there are almost 200 pages to it. It comes on a disc in PDF format and what makes it different is … Continue reading

Woodworkers Guide to SketchUp-What About SketchUp 8?

Update: A revised & updated Version of my book is now available! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE “NEW WOODWORKER’S GUIDE TO SKETCHUP” Hi Bob, Any plans to update your SketchUp 7 ebook to SketchUp 8? Time frame? Thanks. Pete … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp

PLEASE TAKE NOTE! A NEW, REVISED AND UPDATED VERSION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE “NEW WOODWORKER’S GUIDE TO SKETCHUP” Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp This unique book is a comprehensive guide to using SketchUp … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Video Preview

Here is a short video preview of Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp, a detailed reference to using SketchUp in enhanced PDF format with videos embedded within the 184 pages of text. For more information about this book, including a sample chapter … Continue reading