Examples of Ted’s Woodworking Plans designs that have been completed
Ted’s 16,000 woodworking plans have piqued my interest for quite some time.
It seemed to be far too good to be true. Even though I’m not a big woodworker, I thought it would be money well spent if I made one or two of the projects from the package.
My inquisitiveness got the better of me. I took the gamble and purchased it. They give a refund, so I thought I might get my money back if it was completely useless.
Is it possible that it’s too good to be true?
Not at all. It’s very healthy. It isn’t ideal, but it is adequate.
Some of the plans are awful, but they’re included to help market the “16,000” plans.
Then there are some plans that are fantastic. Some of them are appropriate. It’s not surprising that it isn’t flawless. It’s a huge set and mash-up of various proposals for a variety of items.
If you buy Ted’s Woodworking, you should have the following attitude. Accept the fact that not every proposal can appeal to you. Know that you will most likely not complete 90 percent or more of them for a variety of reasons, including poor plans and/or tasks you do not want to complete.
BUT, if you design the few plans that you want and are of good quality, the cost of this digital set of woodworking plans will be justified.
Will I make a claim for a refund?
No, it’s not true. It was well worth the money I invested. Yeah, I might request a refund and almost definitely obtain one while still holding the plans (which are digital in PDF format), but that’s not my style. I don’t ask for a refund if I think anything is worth the money I paid. In the long run, I’m sure I’ll get my money’s worth.
Furthermore, I’m confident that as a part of Ted’s Woodworking, I’ll have access to any new plans that are added in the future. Of course, I have no idea whether or not this would occur.
Is Ted’s Woodworking just a set of plagiarized plans?
Some online commentators have reported that Ted’s Woodworking plans are blatantly plagiarized from a variety of sources and assembled into a huge digital “plans product.” In other words, they say Ted’s Woodworking is infringing on their copyright.
Is Ted’s Woodworking a plagiarized product (i.e. a Scam)?
I’m not sure. It’s possible, but I have no idea, so I won’t guess. It could be any digital product.
I am aware that this product has been available for years, but if it were a major copyright rip-off, it would have been taken down by now. Of course, just because a product hasn’t been shut down doesn’t mean it’s not infringing on someone’s copyright… but I really can’t tell one way or the other.
Ted may have acquired a license to sell each plan, or the plans may be in the public domain, or Ted may have created any of the plans. I’m not sure, but I’ve never looked into it with a fine-toothed comb (who has time for that?)
Who would be interested in buying Ted’s Woodworking?
This is for those who enjoy doing their own projects. The majority of the plans are categorized as “beginner,” “intermediate,” or “advanced,” which is useful.
Even if you’ve never designed something or done any woodworking before, this set of plans is a good place to start because it includes beginner projects.
You can build a wide range of things for your home. See the table below for a list of plan categories.
Finally, if you do the occasional DIY project or dabble in woodworking, this is a good set of plans to have on hand.
Concerning the Product
I haven’t counted to see if there are 16,000 proposals, but I can tell you that there are plenty.
Fortunately, they’re well-organized, so you’ll be able to find what you’re searching for easily.
The following are the various plan categories:
Each group contains a large number of plans.
Example of a Plan Diagram
Here are a few sample plans (to give you an idea of what to expect):
You catch my drift. Clearly, some plans are superior to others. There are some very old plans that do not seem to be very good, but there are also some very good plans.
Delivery of Product
Ted’s Woodworking is available for download as a PDF file. It’s basically a collection of PDF files that you can download (see plan categories above).
However, the DVD edition is available for an additional $19.95 (I did not pay $19.95 for the DVD version).
Here are some excellent woodworking plans:
Obviously, if a plan is something you want to create and it is comprehensive enough for you to finish the project, it is fine.
Some of the designs, however, are outdated, and the proposals are of low quality… You’ll probably just ignore them because they’re so bad.
On the plus side, there are a lot of great projects that should be built. For instance, the loft bed plan shown above is fantastic (one of many).
I was glad that I didn’t have to sift through thousands of PDF pages after purchasing Ted’s Woodworking. Ted, on the other hand, made an attempt to arrange the proposals into different categories. This made making any positive plans a breeze.
The members’ region, in reality, is extremely user-friendly and well-organized.
Strong value for money:
This product is worth the money if you finish one or two projects with it. I’m confident I’ll get my money’s worth in the long run, and I haven’t even looked at any of the plans. I’ve found enough high-quality projects that, despite the low price, I’m happy with the product value.
It is not prohibitively costly. You don’t have to pay for an expensive book because it’s a digital download, which is awesome.
One advantage of having so many plans is that I’ve come up with new project ideas I hadn’t considered before just by looking through them.
Some great plans:
Unfortunately, some of the plans are dreadful, so you’ll have to spend some time sorting through them. I’d rather have a product with fewer plans, each of which is of high quality.
Videos on Woodworking:
This is a farce. I didn’t mind because it was just a bonus. These, in my opinion, detract from the product. The majority of the videos are from YouTube. Ted simply searched YouTube for woodworking videos and uploaded them to the members’ area. I watched a couple of the videos and found them to be uninteresting.
In general, I’m pleased. I found some projects that I wanted to undertake, and the plans were comprehensive enough that I could complete them.
Even though I have no urgent use for it, it’s a perfect inventory to have on hand. I have a decent set of plans to try out if I ever want to build anything.