David Heim

David Heim is a veteran book and magazine editor specializing in woodworking. After a 28-year career at Consumer Reports, he moved to Fine Woodworking magazine. David has been writing about and teaching SketchUp for over four years, and never begins any project until he has previewed it in SketchUp first.

  • Six rules for success for SketchUp beginners

    Six rules for success for SketchUp beginners

    These rules embody basic principles to help beginners who find SketchUp frustrating. And although the rules are for woodworkers, they can benefit newcomers doing any kind of design work in SketchUp.

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  • A pedal-powered lathe in SketchUp

    A pedal-powered lathe in SketchUp

    David Heim shares his talented woodworking skills by showing us unique pedal-powered lathe designs he created using SketchUp.

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  • SketchUp Success for Woodworkers: Define and conquer

    SketchUp Success for Woodworkers: Define and conquer

    In woodworking, there’s a sound, logical sequence of steps you need to take from start to finish.

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  • The value of "clean modeling"

    The value of "clean modeling"

    See how David Heim, a veteran book and magazine editor at Fine Woodworking magazine, uses SketchUp to apply clean modeling principals to all of his woodworking projects.

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  • 3D to Lathe: Making Woodturning Patterns in SketchUp

    3D to Lathe: Making Woodturning Patterns in SketchUp

    Woodturning patterns made easy in SketchUp following these detailed instructions on going from 3D to lathe with David Heim.

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