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Posted on just trying to find plans....

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Sailor

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#1 posted 1486 days ago

What type of things are you building or wanting to build?

It wasn’t very long ago I was a beginner too (not that I am much farther beyond that point now) and I learned alot building things for my shop. I would definately start out simple and make mistakes on things that don’t really matter, like shop furniture. A gun cabinet can be tricky or something you don’t want to learn on the hard way.

Personally, I don’t really use plans, I like to design my own things. One thing that has helped me tremendously is a Google Sketchup, it’s a free CAD program that is easy to learn and fun to use. I use it to design alot of my junk I build. One good thing about it though, there is a library full of models that other people have built that are free to download and are probably clearer in some ways than most plans.

Check these gun cabinets I just found real quick in the Sketch Up library.
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=e41a3a87a0c4fd51ed5e38908da5bf21&prevstart=0
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=6434e171476f4819c5924a1a5d3043b0&prevstart=0

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=42d04caa4440f36cec284b76cb4b0d4&prevstart=0

There are tons of these and they are all free!

Welcome to Lumberjocks. One of the great things about thise place is the knowledge and tools you gain from participating in the community. I didn’t know about many of the things I do now until I ran upon them here, Sketch Up being one of them.

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