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Forum topic by maxmaggie posted 05-26-2015 10:23 PM 971 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2015 10:23 PM

Hello everyone.I am new to this site so please be kind.What i need to know is when you see something that one of the lumberjocks made is there a way of knowing if there are plans for this piece.Thank you all.

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 10:42 PM

If they don’t say they have plans for their creation (or built it from someone elses plans), then you are most likely SOL…


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 05-27-2015 12:15 AM

But most LJs are willing to offer help so send em a pm.

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#3 posted 05-27-2015 12:16 AM

A lot of stuff on here is not made w/ any formal or published plans.

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#4 posted 05-27-2015 12:21 AM

You could PM/personal message the creator of the project and ask, comment on the project and ask, or do a post asking if anyone has plans from a project similar to what you want. Many do not use plans and are just naturally creative using sketches.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#5 posted 05-27-2015 12:22 AM

I’m one of those willing to share, just ask, glad to help!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 05-27-2015 12:46 PM

thank you to every one that replied to my question.

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#7 posted 05-27-2015 12:52 PM

If I may, I would suggest to not box yourself in with trying to find plans. This may seem a bit out of the ordinary but unless you are looking for specifics for joints and stuff, basic design can be had much easier than you may think. I would suggest getting the book “By Hand and Eye”. It covers how to take a basic module (your one starting “measurement”; this could be the height of a book that will go in a book case you are making or the standard cabinet height for cabinets) and then letting the rest fall in line based on proportion. The book makes sense of this and it keeps your designs from being run-of-the-mill.

Below is my review of the book.

Here is a link to where you can buy it. It is the best wood working book I have ever read.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#8 posted 05-27-2015 02:10 PM

What I do (being a newbie as well) is search in Bing (I don’t use google because of the limitations and invasion of privacy) for free plans – example: I’m still only making Jigs, so I search a lot for table saw jig plans and drawer plans as example.

From these sites I get a lot of plans from visiting the sites that come up because these sites usually have a lot more plans on them I can use later.

My suggestion is if you have something in mind that you want to make, search bing for that + plans – example: “Adirondack chair” plans – this should give you plenty of “free” plans to get you started.

good luck

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