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, Compound Angles and 3D Printing

What do middle school students and amateur carpenters have in common? Neither group realizes how tricky and troublesome compound angles can be. Carpenters will have fits trying to run crown molding and one group of middle schoolers recently hit a … 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

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

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

Make a Mortise from a Tenon with SketchUp

Here is one of my favorite moves in SketchUp, exploding and redefining components to move geometry from one component to another. If you don’t speak SketchUp fluently, that means I can take an existing tenon from a table apron and … Continue reading

Follow Me Made Easy SketchUp Video

This is an example of one of the videos embedded within Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp. Follow Me can be one of the most frustrating tools in SketchUp, unless you know the trick revealed at the end of this video. This … Continue reading

SketchUp Components As Resources Video

Here is an example of one of the embedded videos from Bob Lang’s enhanced PDF book Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp. This video shows how components in SketchUp can be used as resources. Using this method saves time because you can … 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