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.

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...

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...