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

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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 02-10-2007 10:40 PM

watch the small print on any plan. Even the plans you buy have a copywrite that will limit the number of copies that you can make from the plan. I don’t think I have seen a purchased set of plans that would allow someone to buy it, and build multiple copies for sale. All of the plans I have seen will allow private use only.

I just saw another ad in the issue of Fine Woodworking I received today for a Maloof Rocking chair school in California. No mention of Mr. Maloof as the designer of the chair, just someone making money teaching copies of his work. It is a crazy world.

BillP: my suggestion if you see a project you want to try and build, contact the lumberjock that posted the project and figure out how to proceed. Some will tell you where they bought their plans, some will draw something up for you, others will decline, but you can always start by asking and see where it goes. I have quite a few things I don’t post as projects, as I am not ready to have them copied, and I am sure I am not alone.

take care,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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