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Review by jap posted 607 days ago 2011 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
They do a great job helping you with the plans. No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I thought i would try out selling plans on http://www.sawtoothideas.com/ by submitting a simple plan. i got many emails from them helping me perfect the plan. I haven’t sold anything because the project itself wouldn’t be that popular, also they’re just starting out and need time to grow. If you want to sell plans for extra woodworking-cash, i think that this is a great way.

-- Joel




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#1 posted 607 days ago

I don’t think they could decipher my plans. I just note the essential dimension in a sketch and make a material list from that.

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 605 days ago

Jim – You’d be surprised what I can decipher. I’d be glad to try. Happy woodworking!

-- www.sawtoothideas.com

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#3 posted 604 days ago

This looks interesting…I usually do all my plans in Sketchup. How does this work format wise?

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#4 posted 604 days ago

Essentially, we offer an online marketplace where woodworking designers can sell plans. I personally review plans that are submitted for completeness, to make sure that there is enough information and clarity to build from them. We can provide examples and templates as a courtesy if designers need them. We commonly help new designers to complete their first plan by creating material lists, 3D models, dimensioned details, and other components as needed. After the first plan is finished most designers get the hang of things and are able to create subsequent plans on their own, although we are always happy to offer suggestions to make designers more successful. If you already have a detailed Sketchup model, you are probably halfway there. Please let me know if you would like more info, and thanks for asking!

-- www.sawtoothideas.com

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#5 posted 602 days ago

Chad,
What is the total quantity of plans sold?

-- John

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#6 posted 600 days ago

Interesting post thx for the info.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 590 days ago

John,

Thanks for the question, and I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving! Without going into specifics, we have been very pleased with the increase in daily visits to the website and plan downloads since Sawtooth Ideas went live in March of this year. Next Tuesday we are releasing iPhone and iPad versions of our interactive plan viewing software for woodworkers, called IdeaRoom, and we expect a big bump in sales at this time. Desktop versions are currently available for free on our website, www.sawtoothideas.com, if you would like to check it out. I design the user interfaces for our website and software packages, and would love to hear any feedback that you are willing to provide.

Thanks again!

Chad

-- www.sawtoothideas.com

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#8 posted 590 days ago

Brad – I took a look at some of the plans on your Facebook page, and you have some great projects. I really like the equipment trunk that holds four guitars. I bought a similar case for some musical equipment several years ago, and remember thinking that it seemed like pretty simple construction for what it cost.

Chad

-- www.sawtoothideas.com

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#9 posted 587 days ago

Thanks Chad
I never got to build the guitar case..I just couldn’t compete with the price that Calzone and the other big companies build them for. I was really excited to try that project..even had a line on a Harbor Freight pneumatic rivet gun for all the riveting! I usually do a pretty detailed SU model of everything I make..I should send you a few of my .SKP’s and see if you think I could sell them as plans..

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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#10 posted 585 days ago

That would be great Brad! You can email me at chad@sawtoothideas.com.

-- www.sawtoothideas.com

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