These are some of my favorite web links. Most of which I visit daily or weekly. These pages are full of knowledge, entertainment, and useful information.
Awesome YouTube Channels:
- John Heisz – Ibuildit
- John Heisz – Ibuildit Home
- Matthias Wandel – woodgears
- Steve Ramsey – WoodWorkingforMereMortals
- Ronald Walters
- Garage Woodworks
- Alex Harris
- Frank Howarth
- Nick Ferry
- April Wilkerson
- Patrick’s Workshop
- Matthew Cremona
Here are some great forums to participate in:
For those who do their shopping online consider using my Amazon.com link. Every purchase made through my link gives me a small percentage of the sale. Your cost remains the same and does not increase. Click the link above or copy and paste this into your browser:
Bookmark the link and use it when you purchase anything on Amazon. You can also click on the amazon icon on the top of every page. This is a way for you to show your support with something you might already be doing. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! :)
A lot of people have asked what programs I use so I decided I would post them here.
- Operating System = Windows 8.1
- 3D Modeling = SketchUp
- Screencapture = Camtasia Recorder
- Video Editing = Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12
- Image Editing = GIMP
- Audio Editing = Audacity
Google SketchUp 8.0.15158. This is the version of SketchUp that I use. I do not upgrade it. People have had issues after upgrading so I decided not to. Like the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
- Click here for a direct download of the US version
- Click here for a direct download of the EN_LONDON version
- Click here for a direct download of the MAC version
Installing SketchUp In Linux
I previously ran Linux as my main operating system so I will still keep this info on this page. I was forced to switch back to the dreaded Windows for video editing purposes. Windows programs can not be installed in Linux just out to the box. Just the same way Mac programs can’t be installed on Windows. For this there is a program called Wine which allows Windows programs to be installed. The best tutorial I have found to install SketchUp in Linux is from this Google Groups thread. First use one of the links above to download your appropriate version of SketchUp and then follow the instructions in the first post and you will have a trouble free working installation. You need to use the SketchUp installation file from the link above and not the one linked in the post.
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