Ted’s Woodworking Review
Whether it’s a hobby or a way to provide for your family, woodworking sure is a great way to express your creativity and enjoy some down time. Working with wood often comes very natural to many people, and it can help you relieve stress and feel fulfilled when you accomplish something. Although woodworking has been around nearly as long as we humans have, many people still find it very distant and unfamiliar. They associate woodworking with hard manual labor that requires a kind of master craftsmanship that takes a lifetime to perfect. And it doesn’t matter if you feel strongly about your woodworking and take it seriously either. Chances are you’ve dismissed many projects thanks to unclear and complex manuals or plans. There’s no such thing as a woodworking school, and having someone is unnecessarily time and money consuming. What you’re left with is almost always disappointment and anxiety, as well as an unfulfilled desire to create something.
Well, it seems like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us who face these problems. It’s a guide called “Ted’s Woodworking”. It’s an instruction manual and it comes with literally thousands of woodworking plans made by skilled craftsmen. It’s supposed to be the most comprehensive and detailed woodworking guide on the market, and it also claims to be the only such guide you’ll ever need.
Ted McGrath, or Woody McGrath as his friends sometimes call him, is the man behind this guide. He’s a certified master craftsman with more than 40 years of experience and a long-time member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute. An avid educator in the field of woodworking, he saw how many people struggled with the craft just because of unclear and complicated instructions. Remembering how his love towards woodworking had a pretty rocky start too, he decided to put together a guide that’ll provide everything anyone might ever need to know about woodworking.
How The Guide Works
What sets this guide apart from other mass market woodworking instructions is the fact that it really understands its customers. The guide contains more than 16,000 woodworking plans, every one of them explained to the very last detail. They all come with detailed, step-by-step, A to Z instructions that make building them cheap, fast and easy. The instructions are very well written and easy to read and understand, and they honestly feel like you have an experienced teacher right by your side the entire time. Every plan is also accompanied by a very detailed cutting and materials list. This is a life savior if you ask me! The list gives you information about the materials you need to buy for every specific project and how to have them cut. It also gives you a pretty good estimate of the waste you’d end up with, which is a great thing as it saves you a lot of money in the long run. You don’t have to deal with the huge pile of waste that’s left after your every project, and you never have to guess how much material you need. Everything has already been done by professionals much more experienced than you are. The types of wood you need to use are also listed clearly, as well as a valid reason why a certain type of wood works better than the other. Every project is then followed by detailed, hand-drawn schematics that take all the guesswork out of crafting. The drawings are incredible on their own and combined with very simple instructions make for a foul-proof way you can build anything you set your mind on. The drawings are also a great tool as they show the project from all angles, there’s separate schematics for every single step, as well as a detailed image of how the project’s supposed to look when finished. There’s a wide variety of projects in the guide, and they’re all suitable for people of all levels of experience. So don’t be afraid to get started on that lounge chair for your deck just because it looks hard. The instructions are simple enough for anyone who’s never held a saw in their hand to understand, along with being informative enough to keep even the most seasoned craftsman engaged.
What You Get
When you purchase this guide, apart from the main book that contains more than 16,000 projects, you’ll get quite a bit of bonus content. You get a DWG/CAD Plan Viewer you can use to view any .dwg, .dwf and .dxf files. You can also edit the files with almost as many options as in an overpriced CAD software that could set you back thousands of dollars. And with the built-in Xref support, you can access all layers of the plan and block any attributes.
Creating you own custom plan has never been easier, and the software is fast, reliable and user-friendly. Another thing you’ll receive is a lifetime membership to a library of over 150 woodworking videos. It’s a library with very helpful videos that are carefully selected in order to complement the instructions in the main guide. The library gets regularly updated, so a lifetime membership means that you’ll always remain subscribed to any new content that gets uploaded.
“How To Start A Woodworking Business From Home” is a great bonus for someone who’s considered turning their passion into a business. It offers useful advice on how to start and manage a successful company that sells things made of wood, and all of that from the comfort of your own home. Last but not least, you’ll also receive a book called “The Complete Woodworking Guide”. It’s a great tool that offers many woodworking tips and tricks to make everything you’re about to learn much faster and easier. Don’t forget that you get a lifetime membership for all of this content, so whenever their respective authors release an update or publish something new, it’ll be yours free of charge.
How can I be sure it’ll be useful to me?
This is a guide that was constructed with a lot of care and dedication, with just one thing in mind – to be as useful as possible to as many people as possible. There’s so much content in the guide and the accompanying books there’s surely bound to be something for you. The projects are very diverse and offer instructions on how to build everything from the smallest household object all the way to sturdy backyard sheds and decks. So it doesn’t matter if you set out just to build a small jewelry box or you wanted to take on a large patio project, the guide’s got you covered.
What if it still isn’t useful to me?
Don’t worry, the author and the team behind the guide got all of the options covered. If you don’t like the guide or it just isn’t as useful to you as you might have thought, just return it. Plain and simple! Just email them and say you want to give it back, they won’t ask any questions or make you feel guilty or uncomfortable. You’ll get reimbursed within 48 hours and you can rest assured both your money and your data will remain safe.
Are there any cons I should be aware of?
This really is a great product I endorse and personally recommend, but it does come with a few setbacks. The sheer volume of the projects might be overwhelming at first, and the way they’re sorted might also prove to be confusing to some people. It’s difficult to always keep track of the order the projects are in, considering there’s 16,000 of them. Something that also may deter people from buying it is that it’s only a digital edition, and you can’t own a hard copy of the guide.
So, should I buy it?
I’d have to say yes! After using and reviewing this product myself, I can say that it really does prove to be a great help. The Ted’s Woodworking guide is a great thing on its own, and it really comes at a bargain. All of the additional content can be bought separately, but I suggest you take advantage of the special offer while it lasts, and snatch all those extra guides for free. And with the great return policy and money back guarantee, it sure is an offer you shouldn’t miss.