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

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Ethan Sincox

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#1 posted 2720 days ago

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, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com


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