Total noob here and sorry in advance for the basic questions, but we all have to start somehwere. I have been designing parts for years and having a friend who uses solidworks to put them into STL files for my 3dprinter and then CAD files to get CNCed. Now, due to stuck at home, I decided to jump in and give it a good effort to learn. I have watched a lot of tutorials, but I am getting stuck on some, I am sure are, very basic steps. I feel confident that I am good at sketching out what I need and want, but confused a bit on how to combine it all together. My buddy who uses Solidworks says he uses lots of sketches on different planes and then puts them together so I am trying to go off of what he said there.
Here is the basic item I am trying to make, an L shaped bracket started in two sketches. The shape is capital L bracket is at 110 degrees instead of 90. The base bottom part will extrude to 1.25" and top upper portion will extrude to 2.0". I will then add some holes in the bottom and top for bolts and fillets to smooth the transitions.
On this I thought I could sketch the bottom on the XY plane. I then did another sketch on the XY plane for the upper portion and did the 110 degrees to the base. Two sketches and a portion overlaps.
I have tried to merge the sketches, but that does not seem to work right.
I have tried to pad each sketch and then move to have it in the center with location, that was a big pain to get right. So it looked about right. I just could not fuse or merger or whatever you call it them together to make one object and then add fillets or chamfers.
I also have trouble putting the holes in the correct location on the padded plane.
I also tried to add a sketch to the pad face and it would not let me. Am I not allowed to do that?
If anyone knows a good tutorials series they can recommend that could help that would be great.
Thanks for all the help in advance.
Basic windows 10 and freecad 18