Design It

“Design It” is where you will find topics related to Designing Woodworking Projects.  From design inspiration to tutorials on how to design something.  You will find posts & videos about Computer Aided Design (CAD), Project Design, Artistic inspiration, and more.

Many of the woodworking projects that I build, I will first design it in a CAD system.  Currently, I use Autodesk’s Fusion 360 and ArtCam Express.  Here you will find both blog posts and videos featuring these two CAD systems.

I will also highlight both other woodworkers, and artists who use woodworking in their art.  These woodworkers and artists always inspire and challenge me to take my woodworking designs in new directions.




A Fusion 360 Interface Tutorial – Plus Navigation Tips

Hey, we’re talkin’ Fusion 360 again.  More specifically, the Fusion 360 Interface, including the application bar, toolbar, the viewcube, timeline, the model toolbox, as well as some navigation tips, and more. We’ll even create a little bit of...

How to Install Fusion 360

In this video, I am going to show you how you can get an awesome piece of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360… For FREE!!  I’ll discuss the system requirements.  Plus, I’ll show you how to download and install Fusion 360. There are some...
Autodesk Fusion 360 Review:  CAD for Makers

Autodesk Fusion 360 Review: CAD for Makers

Or ‘Autodesk Fusion 360 Review: An Outsiders Opinion’ Before I get into this Autodesk Fusion 360 Review, I should let you know that I’ve been using various CAD systems for over 20 years now, but until recently, have never touched an Autodesk product....
Saving Money by Building My Shop Doors

Saving Money by Building My Shop Doors

This past fall, as the temperature began to be cooler and cooler, I decided it was time to finish building my shop doors.  This was a project that I started over a year ago, but as with many of my projects, it was set aside for more important things. I have a walled...
Why Learn Drafting?

Why Learn Drafting?

These days most companies (at least those that do some form of design work) use some type of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) system. It wasn’t all that long ago, maybe 15 or 20 years, that much of this work was still done on drafting tables with t-squares,...
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