Shop Drawings for Difficult Components

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The college’s Fall semester has began, and we’re
tackling an 18th C. Pembroke Desk, proven under. The
first exercise within the store will likely be working the Legs,
and I’m struggling to successfully present all of the
dimensioned joinery in these Legs. There’s a lot happening at
the highest of the legs – stringing, mortises and inlays.
These complexities make it arduous to learn
dimensions and know what they imply.

Assembly Sep

Additionally, the drawing must be clear on the place and
orientation of the Leg part – is it a Entrance or Again Leg,
and are we taking a look at a entrance or aspect view. For this challenge, I
included “triangle marking” on the part elements in SketchUp.
These similar marks are positioned on the lumber elements
within the store to tell apart entrance, again, high, backside, and many others. In
SketchUp, I confirmed these triangles in Cyan shade, as proven in
the next inside view of the desk.

Inside View Sep

With SketchUp you may have limitless choices to create
views of elements in 3D area. So it’s fairly simple
to indicate a part from many instructions and orientations.
Nevertheless, I’d additionally prefer to have
an environment friendly and clear drawing that is straightforward
to interpret.

I’ve ended up with a number of views of the Leg elements,
beginning with the general perspective view proven under. As
these elements have the triangle marking (on the highest face),
the reader can decide that that is the Entrance Left Leg
and Again Left Leg, together with their orientation.

Leg Sep

Since a lot of the complexity is on the high part, I included
separate close-up scenes of the identical elements. The
dimensions in these scenes are set on separate layers so there
isn’t any battle of overlapping and redundant dimensions. The
subsequent two scenes present dimensions for the mortises.

Back Leg Mortises


Front Leg Mortises

I created one other scene for the structure and dimensions on the
inlay items.

Leg Inlays Sep

I wanted a strategy to test the marking and structure
of mortises and inlays, so I created full-size templates in
hidden-line mode of all 4 faces of the highest of the legs. In
the poster-board templates, utilizing an X-acto knife, I reduce out
the mortise positions.

Within the store I positioned these templates over the mahogany leg
blanks to confirm my markings of mortise places.

Leg Mortise Templates Sep

Lastly, I created full measurement templates for the total size of
the Legs. These are used to mark out the taper on the mahogany

Leg Template Sep

Under is a photograph of all of the templates utilized in marking and
structure of leg particulars.

Leg Templates Sep




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