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First SU attempt--my shop

This is my shop, at least with the perm fixtures. I have to say, this was a major female canine. Any ideas why?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-07-2009, 08:56 PM
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Learning curve is not always easy with SU. But that is how I started, with my shop.

Best suggestion is if you have not, go through the tutorials. Lot of simple things you need to know that are not obvious.
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Nope, you didn't pick up on the reason for this being so difficult. Look at the axis lines.
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Scotty,

Return to this post in a month or so. Mind you, I am not picking on you, this is one hell of a great start. Congratulations! And I do mean that because we all remember OUR starts.

But it is kind of obvious to many of us how you constructed some things, and the tools and techniques you used.

When you come back to this drawing later on, you will find yourself smiling at how hard you made some things for yourself.

Hang in there, Buddy. It only gets better and easier. Good looking shop, BTW.
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The problem wasn't as much with technique, although that certainly needs work. The problem is that my shop was built trapaziodally. Made for a difficult first project when none of the corners are square. Yes, I have cursed the builder many times for his choice of building shapes. I'm sure the techniques are obvious as they came right out of the tutorials but that doesn't bother me.
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The problem wasn't as much with technique, although that certainly needs work. The problem is that my shop was built trapaziodally. Made for a difficult first project when none of the corners are square. Yes, I have cursed the builder many times for his choice of building shapes. I'm sure the techniques are obvious as they came right out of the tutorials but that doesn't bother me.
And it shouldn't. I meant no disparagement by that observation. It's just that a little farther on down the road, you'll have learned so many other shortcuts, and really cool ways to do the same sort of things, that you'll smile a little at some of the beginning methods.

But we all have to learn this way. It's a building-block, steps built upon steps method that gives us the foundation we all need.
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