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03-02-2012 12:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plans joining designs drawings

I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good books or sites that have plans, designs, etc.. would like to get some ideas on how to build some tables, boxes, etc and the joinery used, I am a beginer and would like to follow some “plans” to get started
Thanks in advance!

-- Joe, Morris,CT

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 12:09 PM

For some basic projects try:

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 01:57 PM

It’s hard to beat the plans and books offered by Finewoodworking.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 02:01 PM

Popular Woodworking has some free beginner plans, I Can Do That.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 03:02 PM

There are a ton of places with free plans on the internet. Besides the ones listed, check

I stumbled on a set of 142 plans, mostly PDF files, PM your email to me, I will try to get you a copy.

As much time as I spend surfing, as many plans and picts of cool projects I’ve seen here- sometimes, I am thankful for actual books! I like to flip thru, make notes in margins, and most importantly, take the book to the shop with me. Some books have great tips about how to manage tricky operations, and even if you do not make any of their projects, you may be inspired to come up with some of your own.

Don’t rely on JUST the internet, I guess is my short story.

And have fun along the way!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 03:58 AM

Wow, Thanks again everyone for all the help, just needed somewhere to get started with and I figured should ask everyone what they thought and which books or plans or magazines would be the ones to get/look at

Again thanks for all of the help

@ Dan, I sent you my Email, I agree with the book thing….

-- Joe, Morris,CT

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 04:02 AM

second time tonight I’m suggesting this book

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 04:07 AM

Also try coming up with your own projects/cut lists. Projects will fit your needs a bit better and you’ll learn much quicker

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 12:45 AM

This site has plans. A lot of them are free. Sign up for their newsletter. You get a lot of good information.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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