The logo suggests the consumer is buying a DVD filled with blueprints and videos for over 16,000 projects. A DVD would be a one-time purchase that can be referenced far into the future. In reality, the buyer only gets access to projects on Ted’s website for a limited amount of time unless they upsell to a monthly subscription. I’ve seen other complaints stating there are nowhere near 16,000 projects on the site, and all the plans and videos could be found elsewhere on the Internet for free or for purchase.
These 25 projects are absolutely stunning, to say the least. I would love to try out some of these designs all by myself and get started with some serious woodworking that I have been procrastinating for a long time. My favorites among these 25 are definitely the desk organizer, the bowling lane, and the tiered planter, but nevertheless, all are good in their own ways. I believe these projects only require hand tools and basic power tools like a rudimentary router and a jigsaw.
Beginners will find this program most beneficial because it teaches them many things that they do not know in the past about woodworking processes. The plans were done in such a way that you can easily understand it. This is because they have material lists, custom designs, and other useful information that can help anybody for any type of woodworks that he wants to do.
Ted’s Woodworking plans are not uniform in style. This is just a minor nit, but it would have been nice to have a uniform presentation style for all these plans. Also, the woodworking plans should have beginner, intermediate, and expert ratings. Instead, the plans are presented as is. A novice woodworker might have trouble with some of these plans.
Here’s a traditional Swedish farm accessory for gunk-laden soles. The dimensions are not critical, but be sure the edges of the slats are fairly sharp?they’re what makes the boot scraper work. Cut slats to length, then cut triangular openings on the side of a pair of 2x2s. A radial arm saw works well for this, but a table saw or band saw will also make the cut. Trim the 2x2s to length, predrill, and use galvanized screws to attach the slats from underneath. If you prefer a boot cleaner that has brushes, check out this clever project.