Woodworking with FreeCAD

Woodworking with FreeCAD

In this video we give an overview on how we design woodworking projects in FreeCAD.
The video contains quite a few fixes and workarounds that make the work with FreeCAD easier and more comfortable.

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  1. Adam Bachmann on June 14, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I’m more of a visual learner can you make a slower and more in depth tutorial on this? Thanks!

  2. sapi ijo on June 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Very nice, keep it going

  3. ahuachapan2 on June 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    well… I think a will use pen and paper for my next project.

  4. Bruno Bronosky on June 14, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    This is an excellent delivery! Be sure to add links to your play lists in all videos that belong in that list. Makes it more likely that less determined voters will find and watch the whole series. ☮️❤️🌈

  5. Ferdaus on June 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great video

  6. Roberto Gallegos C. on June 14, 2022 at 9:04 pm


  7. HYZ on June 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    If FreeCAD is not optimal for woodworking, what would you recommend instead?

  8. A B on June 14, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    This is literally one of the best video series on youtube… absolutely spot on, your pacing and conveying of information is brilliant – THANK YOU!

  9. frotz661 on June 14, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I don’t think this works anymore. All I get is a grainy gray image.

  10. Manolo Floyd on June 14, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Hi! Thanks! Which software do you think is the best for woodworking? including paid options

  11. Mustafa Birsoz on June 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Omg. this is wonderful. You changed my world mister

  12. TheSchane on June 14, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    0.5 playback speed while having the article open in another tab. Not all the steps are laid out, but I got through it all by pausing, going back, watch again….repeat. (edit: a LOT of pausing/rewinding) This video is a good way to find out that this is an option for woodworkers. it is NOT a tutorial or "how to" by any means. @WayofWood Thank you for making this video, it has made my use of Freecad so much more comprehensive. But like many comments in this community say: please create more in-depth tutorials where each step is laid out and explained. Especially this video as its introduction to Freecad could be a catalyst for beginners to make the decision to jump on board.

  13. Tomeka Pompey on June 14, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Quick easy access to many projects with Woodglut plans.

  14. Jeff Bennett on June 14, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you for putting this together however, I tried very hard to follow along but unfortunately you go too fast and skip over too much. I think I was able to figure out how to make different parts (I created a top, bottom, and the sides) but I cannot get them to act independently in relation to each other. The best I could do was "transform" the items but this did not (ultimately) produce the desired effect.

  15. Trivender Ghangas on June 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    very nice .. thank you!

  16. RW Green on June 14, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    FYI in Freecad V0.19 I have to enter this style formula: <<Master>>#<<p>>.Material . But that’s better than the problems with FreeCad 0.18

  17. Ragnar Von Lodbrok on June 14, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    This add-on does not work for me, is buggy and can be replaced by more standard simple features like the draft mode an a macro (like getdimensions) for the cutlist. Also no need for multiple separate parts drawing.

  18. Krzysztof Rygwelski on June 14, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Very nice. Just one suggestion. I rather watch a slightly longer video with more in deep explanation that quick overview. Keep up good work:)

  19. Roman Gruber on June 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Good tutorials. Not too much talking. Well there is a scrollback button to see what is done. Good Job!
    I watched so far around 5 videos from this channel. Nicely done.
    These videos are good as a starting point. The videos are called like something … Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  20. LuminousWatcher on June 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    I followed the video, and the blog, and did learn things, but the pace is too high to follow, and the blog is also lacking details.

  21. Jeff Engle on June 14, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    The concept of the video is great, but the pace is too fast with not enough description of what keys/actions you are doing. Like others mentioned, more explanation and showing a complete project would be preferable to such a quick "overview" that I can’t get working – such as alignment of the parts. Thanks for putting it out here though.

  22. russhensel on June 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    This video is now referenced on the FreeCad Wiki on a page: ”'[https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Best_Practices_with_SpreadSheets Best
    Practices with SpreadSheets – FreeCAD Documentation ]”’.
    You or your viewers may want to take a look at that page and read/evaluate/learn from it.
    It is a wiki so you can change the page, or comment in its discussion tab. You can message me, the guy who made this comment.

  23. B P on June 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    The voice, the information. Keep it coming.

  24. ABF solutions - Plugin ABF for SketchUp on June 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    very detailed video, I followed and perfected <3

  25. Nikifor Georgiev on June 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Great! How to assemble parts manually by just moving them?

  26. WayofWood on June 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    On popular request there will be a slower paced step by step series on how to use FreeCAD in Woodworking:

  27. Jonny on June 14, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Mich persönlich würde es freuen, wenn es dieses Video auch in deiner und meiner Muttersprache gibt. Ich behaupte die ist Deutsch 😉

  28. Алексей Ляпунов on June 14, 2022 at 9:45 pm


  29. Idris Raja on June 14, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    nice job man, great video!

  30. xl on June 14, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    It’s only parametric if a parameter doesn’t change the topology.. Otherwise it’s worthless as you’re not able to name the results of an operation and refer to them later.

  31. R. A. on June 14, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    verry good .. very good. … sehr gut …. beste Grüße aus Österreich!!!

  32. Jeff C on June 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    The basic idea is conveyed, however it’d be really nice if you had this box with its files available for download so some of us could see what it all looks like how you finished and can play around with it to see it’s strengths and limitations. It might also clear up some of the harder to follow areas.