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Electronics. Food Related. Projects. Online Generators. A Review of Bob Lang’s “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” Last year I did an exhaustive, multi-part review of Tim Killen’s SketchUp ebook, during which Dave Richard’s SketchUp video was launched.
I reviewed it as well. Within the world of woodworking, I felt there was only one other source on SketchUp I needed to review to be well versed on the subject – that being Bob Lang’s ebook titled Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp. I share my thoughts on Bob’s ebook below. Bob Lang is currently Executive Editor at Popular Woodworking magazine.
He is highly regarded as a SketchUp instructor and each year teaches SketchUp classes at various locations around the USA. Having reviewed SketchUp teaching products from Tauton Press, I wondered how Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp would differ from Tauton’s competing ebook by Tim Killen titled SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers. Home Grown To call Bob Lang’s publication a book or an ebook does not do it justice because it contains a lot of video. A look at a typical page from Bob’s ebook. Working with objects is next. Bob Lang’s Better SketchUp Guide. “When I became adept at modeling in SketchUp, I became a better woodworker, as have most people I know who have learned how to use this program.” – Bob Lang This quote is from the opening pages of Robert W.
Lang’s new book titled New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp. This is a somewhat bold statement. Within the woodworking universe, there are those who can’t stand the thought of designing via computer. But Bob prefaces these words by saying “thorough planning makes for more enjoyable and more productive time in the shop.” I know this to be true. Bob Lang has been a woodworker for more than 40 years. All the while, Bob taught SketchUp at locations around the USA. The New Guide I reviewed Bob’s first SketchUp book here.
One point to understand: This book is meant to work hand in hand with Building Blocks for SketchUp. Bob has produced a video which provides a good overview of the book. New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp is spread out over 17 chapters and 223 pages. Boomerang Plans, ideas of decorations, help for making and throwing a boomerang - Boomerang Passion. Boomerang Passion is a huge site where you can discover the boomerang, read instructions about throwing, making (more than 140 plans are available) and decorating.
You'll find boomerang news (competitions, records), a directory of 130 sites about boomerang, many free downloads, a newsletter, a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)... The main part is in french but there is also an english part with more than 140 plans with full descriptions and some ideas of decoration for your booms. Try the Boomerang Plans search engine! Two boomerang galleries have been added to the English part of Boomerang Passion. Check them out! If you have some problems while throwing your boomerang, you may find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions about boomerangs: throwing, tunings and shapes problems. Check out the first ideas of decoration for your boomerang, and don't hesitate to give your idea!
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