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  • Where to get plans?

    I have been hacking wood for 5 years or so. All of my projects are of my design without plans. I would really like to have some plans to work off of for a while.

    So, my question is besides a book, where do you get your plans? Their are many pay websites offering plans but I don't know which ones are reputable.
    Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

  • #2
    Re: Where to get plans?

    Many of the great magazines, I prefer Wood, (get your mind out of the gutter) has full size prints on them. When you don't have a full size set, you can take them to a printing company who can blow them up to full size.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    • #3
      Re: Where to get plans?

      If there is a Rockler or a Woodcraft near you, they have tons. The two Woodcraft stores I've been to also have some actual projects made from the plans on display. Lets you get a feel for how it's constructed so you can know if it's within you abilities or tooling.
      ‎"I've never let my schooling interfere with my education" -Mark Twain

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      • #4
        Re: Where to get plans?

        Sometimes, a tool makers e-mail newsletter will have plans I.E.(skil,dremel)

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        • #5
          Re: Where to get plans?

          What type of projects do you like to build?

          Furniture, wooden kids toys, or maybe Extreme Birdhouses like one of the other members here does?
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          • #6
            Re: Where to get plans?

            Subscribe to www.plansnow.com. They have a few free plans and many for sale fairly cheap. Every now and again they will send you a link for a free plan.

            Ern

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            • #7
              Re: Where to get plans?

              Here's a few free plans ->

              http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...g/archive.html
              Cheers! - Jim
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