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Posted on How do you work ? From detailed drawn out plans and sketches,or by rote ?

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JayT

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 01:21 PM

Depends on the project. Some are just done from the images in my head (they are generally much more helpful than the voices in my head, but that is a different thread topic) while others will have anything ranging from a few quick lines sketched on a post-it note to a full on SketchUp drawing. I find this helpful for both avoiding pitfalls and for planning out lumber purchases. My shop is too small to keep much stock on hand, so a sketch to at least plan a cut list is very useful.

The last time I used someone else’s plans for a project was middle school shop class, it is much more fun to come up with the possibilities on my own. That, to me, is part of what makes woodworking a creative process, whereas going 100% off ready made plans is a re-creative process.

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