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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Kurt Meyer is my name. Woodworking is very new to me, but I can at least do the basic stuff. Just do not ask me to do dovetails, etc. still a bit scary.

For my first project, I decided to build a patio table out of Saligna wood. I drew a simple design on a small 2x4 piece of paper, but I have redrawn it properly on Sketchup. My first piece of drawing since college days. Took a bit getting my head around drawing in 3D, but got the hang of it soon enough. I've attached the SKP file below.
I have cut the wood into the correct lengths, now to glue and screw everything together.

I'll put up a photo once it's been completed.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 10:13 AM
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Hi Kurt and welcome. My computer says I need a newer version of Sketchup before I can look at your drawing. We have a few members who are pretty good with it. I started trying to learn it and was making progress and then got busy with other stuff and forgot what I had learned.
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Welcome to the forum Kurt.

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Hey, Kurt; welcome!
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Welcome Kurt - I also couldn't open your Sketchup drawing, as I too would need a newer version, which I can't access due to only having a 32 bit system. But I look forward to seeing a pic of your finished article. (I have been using Sketchup for over 10 years, and commit nearly all my appropriate projects to a Sketchup 'rehearsal')

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Welcome to the Router Forums Kurt.

File opened for me and looks like a good starter project. Not sure how well Saligna will hold up to the elements. Being a gum wood it would have a tendance to be slightly unstable and also prone to insect damage. That being said, if you build it out of Saligna and it falls apart in the weather after a couple of years then you will have built your woodworking skills so the replacement you make would be a whole lot better.

Post pictures of the build and of the finished table.

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Welcome aboard.

How about a photos of the project as it progresses and reaches fruition for us Luddites who can't or won't advance to Sketchup?

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Welcome. I guess I'm officially old since I am just not interested in learning Sketchup. Sounds like a good project. Are you thinking of using mortise and tenon joints in the bench?

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