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

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 06:33 PM

All of my home decking projects and my astronomical observatory were all done freehand with little to no drawn plans other than some lumber estimates.

However, when it comes to my LJs woodworking, I like to follow posted/published plans, mainly because my interests are in early pieces of furniture such as:

I love the old stuff and have no problem replicating furniture from a bygone era using published plans. Sure, I will make some minor joinery modifications based upon the tools I currently own and my preferred joinery techniques, but by and large I try to support those who publish WW plans. I feel it is important to support WW-ing in general by giving credit to those who spend so much time designing and publishing all things WW-ing.

OK, I do take more leeway in building jigs and do make more modifications on my jigs than I do on other projects. ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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