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.

Expanded Drawings for the Shaker Hanging Cabinet

The first issue of Woodworking Magazine has been sold out for a long time, but we still get comments and requests for it regularly. So we’ve done two things: First, we’ve reissued that first edition (along with four other issues) on a CD that is now available. And second, we’ve also asked draughtsman Louis...

Expanded Drawings for the Shaker Side Table

Below you will find a SolidWorks “live model” for the Shaker Side Table from the sold-out Autumn 2004 issue. This table is probably the second-most popular project we’ve built (second only to the Roubo-style workbench). In the next two weeks we’re going to announce a new product that will give you access the plans...

Expanded Drawings for the Roubo Bench

Below you will find a SolidWorks “live model” for the Roubo-style Workbench I built for the Autumn 2005 issue. This nifty drawing was prepared by Louis Bois , a reader, mechanical draughtsman and all-around interesting fellow. You can open this file using a free little program from SolidWorks that you can download for both...

Introducing the Future to the Past

Louis Bois is a lucky guy. Recently he purchased the beautiful carver’s vise shown above, which was made by the French firm Forge Royale. He’s been looking for background information on the vise and the manufacturer and has come up empty-handed. But there’s hope. Back in 1981, The Mid-West Tool Collectors Association reprinted a...