Tenon and Dado to Join Boards – woodworking design software
A user emailed me asking how to use SketchList 3D woodworking design software to join boards together. Specifically he build a shoe rack and wanted to fix the shelving to the side boards.
What I like about this project is that this contractor used a relatively simple design to get started with SketchList 3D. He made good use of features such as clone and achieved a result. When stuck he sent in an email and asked a specific question. This video will help him get moving.
The process is automated to the point where you specify the size and location of the dado and the tenon – and SketchList 3D does the rest. There can be a great degree of flexibility in the resulting tenon. Fast. That’s the goal of woodworking specific design software
So follow the guidelines for good testing / learning.
- Have a realistic first project in mind
- Watch some video to learn
- When stuck – communicate.