As payment for the work I’ve done for Blackbird Iron, I asked Todd and Jim to build me a fire-pit. I’ve described to them what I want, and I’m sure they would make something beautiful from just my description, but I thought I’d try to draw it out for them using Sketchup, a free 3-D modeling app – not so much for them, but for me to see if I would like the idea that’s in in my head rendered in 3-D.
Turns out that was not a one-day endeavor. I downloaded the app, and was able to make a cylinder shape very quickly, but setting the dimensions and thickness of the material was challenging. And so, of course, I went to YouTube to get some tutorials. Turns out that most of the tutorials on working with cylinders are tutorials on PVC piping, and not much use for me. So I am still trying to figure out the software. If and when I do, I will post a picture of my fire-pit – good or bad.