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    Rockler Clamp-It Assembly Square set of four SOLD

    Yes, posted yesterday as planned.
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    Rockler Clamp-It Assembly Square set of four SOLD

    Yes, still available!
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    Any recommendations/tips/views for CAD/3D modelling software

    I model everything in Sketchup. Once you get the hang of it, it's fantastic. I recommend "Sketchup for Dummies" if you're a beginner with 3D modelling.
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    Anyone made an adjustable height desk?

    I made mine (a his & hers double desk) using a bought frame. Having handled it, there is no way I would consider building one from scratch. The actuators are incredibly heavy, and I couldn't find any to buy separately that weren't a stupid price (even more so than the frame). That's where the...
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    Any SketchUp Aficionados In The House?

    Looking great!
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    Inset frameless - Blum movento

    Yes, the front is a little wider (I aim for a 2mm gap, so with 15mm drawer sides, I guess the overhang is 4mm). Fixing to the front is rudimentary - I just screw through from the inside of the drawer (holes in the front of the drawer are pre-drilled and countersunk). Number and location of...
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    Any SketchUp Aficionados In The House?

    I've come to realise that you need to avoid missing faces in the first place, as trying to close them later almost always fails. In practice, this means as soon as you spot a missing face, undo commands until it reappears, no matter how much work you lose in the process. In the end, this saves...
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    Inset frameless - Blum movento

    If you're asking what Blum mandate, then the gap is a minimum of 5mm each side. (21mm from inside of cabinet to inside of drawer side, max thickness of drawer side 16mm.) If you're asking whether you can break the rules and sacrifice some of that gap (and accept reduced side-to-side...
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    Any SketchUp Aficionados In The House?

    Aha, I misunderstood. I thought you just wanted the overall outline, but you're doing it properly :) OK, there must be a good way to do this, but I can't work it out. A tedious way is; From each corner of your "base" square, draw a line to the apex of your roof (so you end up with a "line...
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    Any SketchUp Aficionados In The House?

    Super. Pleased you were able to follow my dodgy instructions! Follow-me is also one way to draw a hipped roof. Make a cube, draw a line from bottom corner to top-middle of the same face, select the top face of the cube, click Follow-me, then select the line. Bingo!
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    Any SketchUp Aficionados In The House?

    You mean something like this? If yes, then (and I'm sure there are 99 better ways of doing this, but with Sketchup, any way that works is OK with me) the basic strategy is draw horizontal and vertical beams as guides like in my diagram (as always, make these components) use an Arc tool (I...
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    Sit-Stand Desk - Completed Project

    I bought my frame from https://uvidesk.com/product/uvi-desk-double-frame/ They were very responsive to emails, and I can't fault them.
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    Sit-Stand Desk - Completed Project

    I thought I would update on the results of my activities. Firstly a recap. I wanted a sit-stand desk for my study, plus one for my wife. Most are 1200mm+ wide, and I didn't want the desk to dominate, so needed one 1m wide (in black). I eventually found a manufacturer (in Croatia! with no...
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