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Winter 2013-2014

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Woodworking Plans & Resources

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Woodworking,a career,a hobby,a way of life.The ability to take an idea from your thoughts and carve and build from a piece of wood,any type of wood you want,maple,red wood,walnut,birch,mahogany & the list goes on,can you say variety.This variety allows beginners and professionals to have an open mind when aproaching projects,the abiltiy to mix and match and blend wood types is very exciting,woodworkers just love it.

Professional woodworkers design and draw plans for their projects or make small changes to existing plans when necessary.Plans are crutial to any project and woodwork is no eception.A good set of woodworking plans should have clear,precise,easy to follow diagrams that guide you through each and every step of your project to ensure you complete your project successfully.Many woodworking resources are available be it dvd's,magazines,free plans,downloadable plans,forums or blogs.All these resources are very helpful but not all of them will give you what you are looking for.

When searching for plans you should keep a few important points in mind.How clear are the instructions and diagrams,do the plans have all the project steps included(sometimes free & downloaded plans leave out steps),are the plans simple and help make your projects easier,do the plans come with a materials lists(very helpful).Taking these points into serious consideration garantees a great project beginning with amazing finished results.Woodworking resources or software that were designed by certified or professional woodworkers who have been in the woodworking field for many years would be a safe bet and my first choice,reason being they have experienced all the frustrations and problems that can arise with projects,these plans will have clear diagrams,step by step instructions,include each step of the project no matter how small,blueprints and videos are also included with most of these plans and are a great bonus addition.

Woodworkers whether beginners,hobbiest or professionals all need woodworking plans that they can depend on for what ever project they decide to take on.Great plans result in great projects with rewarding results,so before you take on any woodworking projects find yourself a set of quality woodworking plans to get your best start and amazing finished products.

Woodworkers,let your imagination and creativity run wild and enjoy every minute of your projects.