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As we do with every new issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, we’ve added free SketchUp models of projects to our collection. This group of models is a great example of how you can use SketchUp as a tool for building. If you download SketchUp and install it on your computer, you can gather tons of information about a project, or customize it to suit your needs, and you only need to learn a few simple tools and commands. If you’d like to give it a try, here is a previous blog post that explains how to Navigate a Model and Explore the Parts and Assemblies.

Click Here for the Jefferson Bookcase SketchUp Model
Click Here for the “I Can Do That” Bookcase SketchUp Model
Click Here for Gary Rogowski’s Jasmine Jewelry Box SketchUp Model
Click Here for Glen Huey’s Tea Caddy SketchUp Model

We have two bookcase projects in this issue, the Jefferson Bookcases, and the “I Can Do That” Bookcases. These are the kinds of projects you may want to stretch, shrink or add on to when you build your version. This blog post tells you how to make changes to a SketchUp Model.

I’ll be adding a post about using the dimension tool in SketchUp, and you can find all our resources for learning SketchUp at this link.

–Robert W. Lang

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