I have not been working in wood long in fact while i have worked with machines in one from or another for 10 years I have only started woodworking last year and with having a busy year I am on project #4 out of my shop. My first was a foot stool that ended up to narrow for my little girls who like to stand on the edge of it til it tips ( which I have redesigned and worked back into my project to do list). my second was a couple of battleships just playing around in fact most of it was done by eye and with just scrap wood. My third was my 3 year olds bed which went better than expected but still look like a amateur did it. The project I am on now is a bookshelf for my new niece which my sister requested. I am trying a couple things out that are basic but new to me. The first thing I decided to try was rabbit joints for the sides and back of the bookshelf. This went well for the sides and half the back until as I have a cheap router table you know the kind you buy when you get it because you want it but really don’t have enough money to buy the one you want. Anyway the fence moved on me resulting in tear out on a significant level. I am less than pleased I hope that putting clamps behind the fence to secure it from sliding will fix this problem but I am prepared to build a new one or just swallow my pride and buy a new table. Either way mine sucks at this point.
-- why get a plan when you can get even more experience