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Forum topic by BCox5351 posted 07-04-2014 04:04 PM 943 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2014 04:04 PM

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I am new to Lumberjocks so I am not sure how this works. I see a lot of really nice projects
but uncertain if plans are available. How do I find out ?

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 04:50 PM

Most of the projects on here are one off creations without available plans. Not all however, you can always message the maker or leave a question in the comments section for any questions about plans or help. There are a lot of sites dedicated to providing plans. Most of the woodworking magazines and are places you can look for plans.

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 09:07 PM

Thanks for clearing that up !

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 05:36 AM

People like Steve Ramsey publish plans for projects that they do. But Steve has also had a lot to say about plans that you can buy / obtain over the Internet. This video that he did is quite interesting. He also posted two other videos (one and two) about the same thing in blogs here on LJs.

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#4 posted 07-05-2014 10:09 AM

You will find that the vast majority of members are very willing to help you out and answer questions. If they have links to plans they use, they will normally share.

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#5 posted 07-05-2014 02:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. One thing to keep in mind is that it’s very educational to look at something that someone has built and just try to fill in the details of how it’s built. Plans can cost almost as much as a book. If you will invest in a few good general woodworking books you can see all sorts of ways that woodworkers create the details such as joints. A lot of the general woodworking books actually have a number of project plans anyways. A great many of the woodworking books that I have I never read. You can learn a lot just by looking at the pictures and drawings of how something was done.

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