Maria Klemperer-Johnson is not your typical carpenter. Formally trained in computer science, she left the academic world to pursue a career in the trades. After realizing the lack of women in woodworking, she founded the Hammerstone School of Carpentry for women.
Jeff Branch is a woodworker and blogger. In the pre-SketchUp years, the majority of Jeff’s furniture design was via pencil and graph paper. Jeff now designs furniture projects using SketchUp Pro, which he also uses as an illustration tool in the project plans he creates.
Does this sound familiar? You’re in the middle of a SketchUp project, working out how to rescale a backsplash texture. You’ve basically figured it out, but now the tile looks fuzzy and just kind of… not right. It’s frustrating, and you have a sudden urge to give up and go compare Instant Pots on Amazon.
Twas right after Thanksgiving, as we setup the tree;
Just my wife, my son, our 2 dogs, and me.
The stockings we hung, lights all round the eaves
(then I cleaned out the gutters, and raked up the leaves).
A longtime member of the SketchUp community, Fred Bartels is an educator, builder, artist, and maker. Influenced by Seymour Papert and other education visionaries, Bartels saw a promising future for SketchUp in the classroom.