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Dark_Lightning

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06-20-2010 11:42 PM

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I saw this banner ad and thought maybe someone had plunked down some money for it. It has high pressure written all over it (buy within 3 days or the price goes up), and the infamous “but wait, there’s more!” line. I just can’t tell if it’s for real. Anyone else have any experience with this? Seems like a good resource…maybe too good. One of my sons just got burned online, so I’m extra careful.

Thanks for any inputs.


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#1 posted 06-20-2010 11:48 PM

There are plans and then there are plans. Many of my students bring plans they have bought on line and a great deal of those plans are not very good. I don’t know about this offering but chances are that if there are that many they are not all from one person and they have been gathered from here and there regardless of there accuracy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 02:38 PM

My dad and I have been doing woodworking together off and on for the last few months. I saw a similar ad and actually went ahead and purchased it for myself and my dad. This is when I was in the Marines and figured I had the extra money to blow haha. Turns out that it was a great investment, over 14,000 plans and they actually update it from time to time. My dad and I really enjoyed the ease of use and the ability to download plans and print them off right from home. Plus we can download them and email them back and forth now that I have moved away. All in all I am very pleased with it and will post a link if anyone is interested. As with a lot of things nothing is free but I feel that it has been well worth the 80 dollars it cost me. Plus they send you a cd to use with any computer if you don’t have internet at that time. Lemme know if anyone wants that link and thank you for the great tips I’m getting!

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 02:56 AM

AndyAllen, could you share the link, please? It sounds like this might be the same as the one I was looking at. My main concern is that there was a bunch of “but wait, there’s more!” type stuff as I scrolled down, on top of the guy saying what a bunch of junk he has seen elsewhere. Slamming lots of other people’s products (looks like that to me) doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy about the product, it just sets off my skeptical alarm.

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 03:00 AM

Andy, I’d also be interested. I clicked on that banner also, and I would agree with you Jack. Very high pressure, and wouldn’t let me out of there for a couple seconds.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 03:09 AM

There are threads about these ads. They’re inevitably scams, whose plans are dead links, poor-quality pdfs copied from other “free plan” websites, scans of magazines, etc.

My personal alarm also goes off when someone just happens to sign up on LJs just in time to give a glowing but non-specific review of one of these.

Granted, these aren’t Ted’s, but consider how similar they are.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1147

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/463

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 04:07 AM

:( Kinda figured. Maybe “Ted” can come in and give us proof positive. That’s $49 US I didn’t lose.

Like one of my friends says, “Too good, no good”.

I went to the Rockler close to my employer today, and they had some plans half price. Score!

Call me lazy, but I work on a computer all day writing and making drawings- the last thing I want to do when I get home is make even more!

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 08:15 PM

This Ted guy. Anyone have more info on him?

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 07:56 PM

It has been quite awhile since this thread was opened, and the original review compares Teds to other sets of plans that are junk. Is there anyone on here that has purchased this and willing to share their opinion? Looking for some plans for my son and this “appears” to be a good set, but sounds too good to be true. Can anyone help?

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 08:47 PM

Long time ago I looked into this and it’s bogus. Save your money or buy a subscription to Fine Woodworking. They have a lot of good plans, and you only buy what you need.

-- Joe

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 09:15 PM

Thanks Joe. I have several subscriptions and have some plans from folks here. I was just trying to broaden my library, but if it’s not legit, then I’ll do as you say. Thanks.

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 10:22 AM

I myself tried my shed plans and teds woodworking plan but i find teds plan better than myshed and anyother plan i ever bought.

Yeah they have a special discount link so you can save around $20 :)

More you can read this article about teds woodworking so u can save some of ur $.

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#12 posted 03-28-2012 02:49 PM

^spambot…

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#13 posted 03-28-2012 02:57 PM

If memory serves, there IS NO “Ted,” and lots of the plans have been called “stolen.”

There’s a few articles out there, about this very subject. I can’t dig them up right now, though….

I’d stay away….

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 03-28-2012 02:58 PM

Well …. here’s one…..

LINK

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 03-28-2012 03:00 PM

‘nother one:

LINK

-- -- Neil

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