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Ethan Sincox

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#1 posted 02-12-2007 03:49 PM

I’m afraid, Michael, that you will get very few followers on your “if it’s on the internet, it’s free” campaign.

Like Mark, that attitude is one of the reasons why I’ve posted just a few of my projects and probably why there are some projects I’ll never post.

I’d be more than glad to discuss methods of work, like what kind of joinery I used or how I finished a piece, but I don’t think I’d ever give a step-by-step process of how I constructed something from beginning to end with every dimension and measurement.

Most things I’ve made have come from my own head; I either don’t draw up the plans to be that detailed or I’ve put a lot of time and effort into the proportions and dimensions and I wouldn’t feel right just giving all of that time and effort away. And personally, I think it’s much more interesting to work out problems on my own and build something starting from nothing – I’d hate to take that challenge away from a fellow woodworker!

I think I’ve said this before on a forum topic or blog, but if I do purchase plans or use plans from a magazine or website, I’ll use them specifically to figure out how what kind of joinery was used in a certain situation or how much of a reveal was used. I don’t think I’ve ever followed a plan from beginning to end.

-- Ethan,

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