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Posted on Is there anywhere on this sight where you can get drawings of projects?

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#1 posted 02-10-2007 06:12 PM

I agree, most are free domain if no copyright is listed, I don”t see a problem. The big worry as you know – is if you take credit or profit from someone elses work. Most of these plans there is no one to go back to even request permission from to use them. . If i use a plan from a wood mag, I am very very careful to credit them and more times than not I find a lot of mistakes and a lot eaiser ways to do something. I do e-mail them and let them know what I found to be wrong.
I can’t tell you how many hours when I first started wood working that I was tryiing to build something to there mesurement’s and specs – only to find it wouldn’t work. Worse yet – I was so sure they were right and I wasn’t doing it right or seeing something that I should of andit almost drove me crazy.

Now, its just a expecation that there will be mistakes and better ways to do something that matches my skills and tools that I have.

So many of those plans I find also are adopted to what ever tool they are selling in that publication at the time.

I found it made me a better wood worker to try other methods and various ways to construct.

I now question everything.


-- Dusty

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