Wednesday Woodworking – planning

With our trip to SFMOMA last Saturday, I didn’t get much done in the workshop.  Certainly nothing worth taking a photo of so how about a woodworking plan?

Our church is starting a project to make little library boxes for a local neighborhood. I am helping out the wooding team (someone read my blog and thought I was a ‘real’ woodworker).  Some how I got the job of making the basic drawings, cut list and materials estimates.  Here’s a rough sketch of the thing.

Starting the design

Starting the design

Of course as soon as I posted it I realized I messed up the location of the dimensions so I’ll be going back to the drawing computer.  Hum, doesn’t sound as good as, “Going back to the drawing board.”

If you need me – I’ll be doing SketchUp

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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17 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – planning

  1. vonholdt says:

    very awesome, i have a friend back home that made one of these for his wife.

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  2. artseafartsea says:

    Libraries are one of my favorite places. Nice of you to be helping them out.

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  3. If you are looking for Andrew “Real Woodworker” Reynolds, you’ll find him in the shop.

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  4. I love these Library boxes, they compliment the neighborhoods. Good luck with your project.
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  5. jfwknifton says:

    I’m sure it will all work out!

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  6. Jeff Branch says:

    Your SketchUp skills are very good. Dimensions are tricky in SketchUp.

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    • I put dimensions on the components because I wanted to play around the most efficient way to cut the parts out of a single sheet. Then I thought, “I should model the prototype to make sure everything fits.” Then I realized that I shouldn’t have put the dimensions in the components. Oh well, something to fix.

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  7. I was going to ask if you used SketchUp. Great little program.

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  8. Carrie Rubin says:

    You are definitely a real woodworker! Nice of you to help out.

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