Electronic Drawings

With many of our woodworking projects, we supply an electronic drawing that you can manipulate or study. Usually these are in SketchUp format. Here you’ll find all the electronic drawings from Chris Schwarz’s woodworking blog, and the woodworking tips and tricks that go along with using them. Learing how to work with these drawings is a vital skill for the modern-day woodwoker – if you don’t know where to begin, start here with our library of SketchUp tutorials.

SketchUp Model Available for my Tool Cabinet

A few years ago I was teaching a class on handplanes when one of the students came up to my bench to ask a favor. One of the main reasons he had signed up for the class was to get me to sign the cover of the December 2004 issue of Popular Woodworking.On the...

Free Drawing: The Knockdown Holtzapffel Workbench

Ever since we published plans for the Holtzapffel Cabinetmaker’s Workbench in Issue 8 of Woodworking Magazine, readers have requested information on how to build the bench so it could be easily knocked down and moved. The version I built and published plans for in Issue 8 used old-world bench-building principles where the legs were...

Free SketchUp Drawings of Woodworking Magazine Projects

Now you can download six free SketchUp drawings for projects published in Woodworking Magazine during the last four years. These files work with Google’s free drafting program, SketchUp, and allow you to take the projects apart, see the joinery and view the projects at any angle. These files are great for understanding how a...

Free eDrawings of Holtzapffel Workbench Now Available

With the release of Issue 8 of Woodworking Magazine now imminent, we’ve uploaded a free eDrawing of the cover project , a 19th-century workbench , for you to download and examine. This interactive 3D- illustration can be opened and manipulated using a free program from eDrawings that is available both for the PC and...

The Holtzapffel Workbench

Building a workbench is a bit like childbirth. Some benches come into this world like my firstborn did, fighting the entire way and taking twice as long as expected , like the English workbench. Other benches are like my second child, where you are done before you know it. This weekend I’m putting the...

Download Free eDrawings of the Arts & Crafts Mirror

You can now download a free 3D eDrawing of the cover project from Issue No 7 (the Spring 2007 issue) by following the link below. By using a free program from SolidWorks, you can examine the projects from every angle imaginable. You can take the projects apart, inspect the joinery, make certain parts transparent...

New SolidWorks Drawings for Issues No. 2 and No. 3

You can now download free SolidWorks illustrations for the Stickley Magazine Stand from Issue No. 3 and the Sliding-lid Box from Issue No. 2. The printed versions of these back issues have been sold out for some time, however you can order them (plus three more issues) on one CD. Also, the Stickley Magazine...

New Issue of Woodworking Magazine Available

Issue six of Woodworking Magazine is now available for sale on our website and is on its way to bookstores. (Just about every Barnes & Noble and Borders carries it, so those are good places to look in the coming weeks). It will be on sale on the newsstands until Sept. 15, after which...