My DH has decided to give me a better space in the garage to keep my tools and things. So right now while everything is getting rearranged it’s hard to get at all my stuff. So I’ve been planning out some projects I’d like to make. While looking on LJ’s and other sites for some projects to build I started to look for some plans. Until I really get going with this I’ll need plans to go by. I like Ana-White.com because of the easy to follow plans.
If you have sites that you’d like to share with me that has free plans… feel free to share :)
I found a “finishing station” that I really liked. And while this had not crossed my mind before I really liked it and I like the idea of having a place to store all my finishing supplies. Plus I liked the swiveling top on it. I also found a bench-tool system I liked. I think I must have been on woodmagazine.com. So I was trying to find the issue that the plans were in. It was the October 2007 Issue # 179 that had the bench-tool system.
After looking at all the magazines on ebay for sale I started wondering if anyone I knew might have some magazines laying around that they wanted to get rid of. You know… people that “thought” that wanted to get into woodworking and never did. Or people that did… and just don’t do it anymore. Well… it just clicked all of a sudden. At one time I was one of those people I had a desire to get into woodworking and back in 1997 I bought my first tool… an RBI Scroll Saw. I never really went anywhere with it. Of course… that was before YouTube (for me at least). And before I knew about sites like this (if they even where around). I went into papercrafting instead. And currently… upstairs in my sons room… is a very deep and tall filing cabinet. I have all sorts of craft books in there and so I thought… MAYBE I still have something.
I was pretty surprised at what I found.
2 Issues of Wood Magazine – April 1998 #105 – November 1997 #100
1 Issue of Workbench – March 1996
2 Issues of Woodsmith – Vol 16/No. 96 – Winter 1995
2 Issues of Weekend Woodworking Projects – January 1995 Vol. 8 No. 1 Issue 43 – July 1995 Vol. 8 No. 4 Issue 46
4 Random magazines/books that I got for inspiration
1 Scroll Saw patterns book
2 Pattern packs (with multiple projects with plans for each)
and… an envelope that came with my old RBI saw (the ex sold the saw long ago). It has a book of projects and all sorts of patterns.
I was pretty excited to find I had all this. And even more excited to look through them. I love how most of the items are still relevant today. Jigs, fixtures, tools, furniture plans… for the most part they are things like I see today. About the only thing that I though was dated was a CD rack/holder and a computer station that allowed for the big box monitors and box large computer towers. But everything else… pretty current.
Now I’m off to figure out what to make next. And try to find a way to get the DH to work on the garage today so I can get out and work on something tomorrow. :)