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  • #5912
    Anonymous
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    Hey Paul & Joseph. Do you have any plans to sell some of your existing plans online? As I’m discovering, plans made for power tools are different in a lot of ways and aren’t optimized for hand tool use (they tend to do everything the hard way). Feel free to reply at your leisure, as I know you just made the flight across.

    #5930
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Anyone else interested in having the opportunity to buy Paul’s plans? Maybe this could be an informal survey.

    #5935
    earthroots
    Participant

    I’d be interested as well. Specifically more-so on larger more elaborate pieces [ie. desks, dressers, etc]. Or, if you’re unable or unwilling to share or sale plans…do y’all have any recommendations on where to obtain GOOD plans? As a land surveyor and engineer, I always feel more confident following drawings.

    Happy New Year everyone. -Ryan

    #5936
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    We’re effectively buying plans with the WW Masterclass subscription, along with incredible video guidance and the support of a thriving online community. I don’t think that Paul and Joseph releasing a load of plans online by themselves would add much to what’s already on offer. I think the effort to digitise them or create Sketchup files for them all would be worthwhile – I think the videos are the biggest attraction as they show how to do the construction.

    I’d be interested to see what other people think. I could be on m own with that opinion!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #5937
    juryaan
    Participant

    We’re effectively buying plans with the WW Masterclass subscription, along with incredible video guidance and the support of a thriving online community. I don’t think that Paul and Joseph releasing a load of plans online by themselves would add much to what’s already on offer. I think the effort to digitise them or create Sketchup files for them all would be worthwhile – I think the videos are the biggest attraction as they show how to do the construction. I’d be interested to see what other people think. I could be on m own with that opinion! George.

    Think the same as you on this one George,

    I also think that figuring things out while you are building or changing the project a little to give it your personal touch is what makes working with wood and handtools so satisfying and rewarding ,but that is just my personal opinion.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #5938
    Joseph Sellers
    Keymaster

    @jwinship,

    This is certainly a valid request. If we used full-sized or scale plans we would certainly try to work out how to put them on the site. Unfortunately we don’t work from them and therefore don’t create them along with the projects.

    However, when we get to more complex projects Paul will use a ‘storyboard’ with full-sized or scaled details shown in detail. This is especially true when we get onto chairs because there are often more complex angles that are better to work out in pencil in 2D before you cut the wood. When we get to these projects we will do our best to make these drawings available.

    Sorry that I do not have a more positive answer.

    @earthroots,

    I do not know of any plans suppliers that I could recommend. I am hoping that there are others on the community that have used some and could recommend them…

    Sorry I cannot be of more help.

    #5941
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks Joseph. The reason I asked was that I would like to build a dresser. I’m sure there are some basic rough dimensions/proportions that apply to the depth, width, height and drawer size for pleasing form and function. Additionally, I would bet there is kind of a rough standard way that the joinery is constructed with hand tools in mind (not Ikea style).

    I may rummage the antique furniture shops and see how they are constructed. Best.

    #5976
    mkrause
    Participant

    If you are looking for a book to show methods of construction, I recommend The essential Woodworker by Robert Wearing.

    #5978
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Jeff, I got a really good book for Christmas which might be just what you’re looking for. It’s called ‘Illustrated Cabinetmaking’. It covers all types of furniture, different designs, how to choose dimensions based on how the piece will be used, etc. Have a look here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Illustrated-Cabinetmaking-Design-Construct-Furniture/dp/1565233697/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357039507&sr=1-1

    The books by Ernest Joyce also cover a lot of this, albeit in much more detail.

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #5992
    Brent Ingvardsen
    Participant

    The Essential Woodworker and Illustrated Cabinetmaking are both great books that were out of print for a while. Fortunately for us, they are back in circulation.

    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    #5993
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks Mike, George & Brent (Geaux Tigers! Sorry about the loss, but close game). I looked them both up and the Illustrated Cabinetmaking cover struck a bell. Unbelievably, I went thru 6 unpacked boxes of books and I have it. Must have bot it twenty years ago and never read it. I will definitely buy The Essential Woodworker. Both are exactly what I’m after. Thanks again guys.

    #5996
    Brent Ingvardsen
    Participant

    Thanks Jeff. The Mad Hatter was in full eclipse last night apparently. Sad outcome..

    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    #6099
    Craig
    Participant

    Thanks Joseph. The reason I asked was that I would like to build a dresser. I’m sure there are some basic rough dimensions/proportions that apply to the depth, width, height and drawer size for pleasing form and function. Additionally, I would bet there is kind of a rough standard way that the joinery is constructed with hand tools in mind (not Ikea style). I may rummage the antique furniture shops and see how they are constructed. Best.

     

     

     

     

    Jeff,

    Wearings book is great but sometimes a little hard to follow the text with the drawings.

    “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker” reprint from Lost Art Press along with its DVD has a very nice chest as the last project.

    Chris Schwarz has provided a pictoral slide show to follow for each project in the book.

    This may be helpful.

    Craig

     

     

    SW Pennsylvania

    #6101
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks Craig. I’ll add it to my growing collection.

    #6103
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’d be interested as well. Specifically more-so on larger more elaborate pieces [ie. desks, dressers, etc]. Or, if you’re unable or unwilling to share or sale plans…do y’all have any recommendations on where to obtain GOOD plans? As a land surveyor and engineer, I always feel more confident following drawings. Happy New Year everyone. -Ryan

    Have you tried these…………….http://www.plansnow.com/index.html

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