I agree that my model should be close to the origin and I believe that what caused mine to be so far off is that while I am working on a new model I often make several copies just in case I make an error that isn’t easy to fix. When I make these copies I use the move tool and just move the copy to the left. Since I was having a lot of problems with this particular model the stage I sent you was far left down the line. This was made even more obvious because I had the model scaled up by 1000 times.
After watching you latest recommendations, I carefully rebuilt my set up for creating my model. This was far easier that before because I learned a lot from your animation. I really liked the way you efficiently built up your tube. Also,as I am sure you can imagine, using a wireframe view helped a lot. Since I was not satisfied with the resolution in certain parts of the model I added more cross section cuts. This took more time but I was pleased with the results. The goal for me is to learn how to use sketchup to create really good models not just OK models.
I am sending you the model as it now stands. I still need to do a bit of minor clean-up but the important thing is that I am starting to feel more comfortable with a technique that will help me a lot in the future.
I might add that if you didn’t get pleasure in helping others you would not be doing it, If you feel half as good from helping me as I feel from receiving your help, you must be elated.
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