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Woodworking plans and blueprints #1: Advice That Will Save You $$$ On Your Next Woodworking Project…

Blog entry by WoodIdeas posted 10-06-2011 04:03 PM 8824 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you are reading this then I believe it’s safe to assume that you have a passion for woodworking. I know what the frustration is like when you first see a woodworking plan, and you decide that you are going to build that project only to find out that when you get right down to it, the plans are not what you thought they were, and you have over spent on materials, (or under spent) and the project is not finished because the plans were flawed.

Most woodworking magazines and plans are poorly re-printed, unclear diagrams that are confusing and often times wrong. The important parts are simply left out or not explained in any real detail. The truth is you can get the job done faster, and with less out of pocket cash than you think with the proper plans.

To really enjoy woodworking you can have all the tools in your workshop that a pro has but if the plans you’re using are sub-par you’re not going to enjoy the process like you should. Good woodworking plans have full color pictures with thorough descriptions of every aspect of the project. Easy to read and understand diagrams are essential.

Good woodworking plans will save you not just money, but also time in the long run. Good woodworking plans are invaluable to those of us who enjoy woodworking. You get to spend more time woodworking instead of standing there scratching your head trying to figure out what’s missing from the plans. My advice is to invest in yourself, and save the frustration of it all, and get back to enjoying your woodworking.

When I look for good woodworking plans, I am not afraid to spend a little if the designer can show me that his plans are above and beyond the frey, and if I am going to spend anything I want a money back guarantee that will allow me to try it and return it if it’s not what it is supposed to be. I like blueprints of all kinds of building projects from furniture to sheds, to birdhouses, but I also like video plans too. There is nothing like being there with the designer as he puts the project together (not to mention the pause, and rewind capabilities).

If you enjoy woodworking like I do, I know you’ve probably invested on tools, and benches. Why skimp on good woodworking plans?

Happy woodworking!
Scott V.
www.woodideas.org

-- Scott, Ohio, www.woodideas.org



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posted 10-28-2011 04:40 AM

Plans? We’re supposed to use plans?

-- Tryin'

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posted 11-23-2011 11:17 AM

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posted 11-23-2011 11:24 AM

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posted 02-01-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks Scott, I’ve found my local hardware store is now stocking plans for all sorts of things!

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