Do you need ideas for Woodworking?
I wrote a post earlier about building your own woodworking mill here. I didn’t realize at the time people would need to ideas for their woodworking projects. There is a butt load of plans out there. Most of them are scattered across different books and I’m sure there are a lot on forums. Personally, I don’t want to try to compile all of them.
Let me tell you about Sandra. Sandra had the same issues as many of us. She had all the skills to do the job but none of the ideas. She just needed that little boost to get moving. It all started with wanting to start a new hobby. Sandra picked woodworking. It is an old craft, a beautiful craft, a great craft. So “why not?” she says. She reads books, joins Facebook groups, even took a class at the local community college. Sandra really enjoys working with her hands and seeing the shape and form that comes from a block of wood.
While a weekend fair, she walks past a booth of woodworking. Nothing there was anything special or was it that great of quality. She then looked at the price, “OMG!!!” They are charging $50 for a jewelry chest. For reference, you can get Red Oak for around $7.99 a 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″ per piece. But now what? She knew the money could be made. She knew she could do it better and that is what put her on the path to an extra $700 a month. Where did she start? Where did she get her ideas from?
If you are like me you want to start woodworking fast. Just ask yourself, how many woodworking plans can you come up with off the top of your head? I know I can’t think of many. But let us break this down into categories. You have furniture, toys, art, and even tools. If we look at the furniture you can do chairs, benches, cabinets, bed frames, armoires, dressers, chests.
This brings me to Ted Mcgrath. He has put together 16,000 Woodworking plans. These are easy to do and don’t require super special tools. granted I bet it would be easier with the woodworking mill… lol. This guy has spent years putting this together and building things from wood. Like many of us, he had a grandfather that was good with his hands. Mine was, but he was more into electronics though. I’ll tell that story later.
Ted Mcgrath is also a great resource for anyone that wants to make money with this hobby. I mentioned before this would be great for those who like going to swap meets or even if you want to start a small eCommerce site. But seriously with 16,000 plans, you will not run out of ideas for things to make.
Besides the money you can make, being a maker is really satisfying. Don’t let the new age electronics guys have all the fun and make all the money. Woodworking is still a skill set that is needed and desired.
Ok, so enough about wood. I don’t want this to turn into a blog about only woodworking. I like other hobbies too…lol
But one last thing, I almost forgot. If you want the 16,000 plans you can find it here for $67. Do it now and get started, might change your life. I doubt it though but it might. Buy woodworking plans to save you time in trying to figure out what to do. Let’s not forget you need the proper tools to do this too. Here are Best Woodworking Tools. Share this with your friends
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