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01-23-2010 03:32 PM

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I have noticed in several ads here on this site along with several magazines “Woodworking4Home”. It’s a downloadable collection of woodworking plans. Up to 14,000 plans are said to be available. Has anyone tried this and I’d like to know your thoughts about it. The reason I’m posting this is I once bought a download that had several hundred of plans and found most of the plans outdated and useless.

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 11:04 PM

I was just getting ready to ask the same question when I found your post. I would be interested to hear what others have to say about it.


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#2 posted 01-25-2010 11:22 PM

Funny I just signed up over at Sawmill Creek forums the other day and within less than a day I had a similar friend request there that I had gotten here and with a message about these plans. I told them it would be awesome if it was free otherwise don’t bother me. :)

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 11:25 PM

hi i downloaded some thing similar and it was the waste off time and money all the plans were out off date

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 12:37 AM

with 14,000 plans, I can only imagine that the majority are copies of each other.

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 12:39 AM

I have heard very bad reports of the quality of such plans as these not enough information,too little on each plan,details skimpy etc etc etc .Alistair

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 12:46 AM

I came across a download like that somewhere, the quality is crap and most of the plans are pretty much worthless.

besides theres plenty of free sites with plans like

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#7 posted 01-26-2010 12:48 AM

A simple google search for “Free Woodworking Plans” will get you a few million to choose from at no cost but your time to look and printer ink for the ones you choose. Here is what that search gets you. ” Results 1 – 10 of about 90,800,000 for free woodworking plans. (0.25 seconds) “

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#8 posted 01-26-2010 01:01 AM

I don’t know what I would do with 14,000 plans … besides, looking at their website, it appears all they are doing is reproducing plans that have been published in the major WW magazines.

My guess is the $49 is just for duplication, as the plans themselves are most likely copyrighted by the mags that published them. This is a common thing in the software business where people put together CD-ROM collections of software … all they are selling is the CD reproduction service.

PapaDan is right … you could find either the same or better stuff withour sending $49 to anybody.

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#9 posted 03-22-2010 10:39 PM

Tom Iovino wrote an article in Wood Magazine (May 2010) in which he tells about his experience with an unnamed company which offers 14,000 plans for $49. It sounds like it was more like 6300 plans, some of which were duplicates … some were just drawings, not actual plans … and many were scans and downloads of copyrighted plans from other woodworking publications.

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