Product Name: Ted’s Woodworking by Ted McGrath
Product Type: eBook + Videos
Summary: Detailed woodworking plans that will provide you with step-by-step tutorials that will help you build anything yourself out of wood.
A few months ago I was feeling pretty listless and bored. My usual go-to hobbies of movie watching or reading had become rather dull. These problems lead me to look for something new and unusual, at least for my normal hands-off approach to life.
I wanted to do something with my hands. I wanted to create and feel like I was doing something meaningful. I wanted to take imagination and make it a reality. That’s when I stumbled across Ted’s Woodworking.
If you’ve ever felt the same way about your current hobbies, then you should probably consider woodworking yourself. This is a fun way to get down and work with your heads. You can even get the kids involved as most parts of the projects are safe and easy to accomplish.
What is Ted’s Woodworking Plans?
Ted’s Woodworking is a great way to get into this fascinating hobby and a way to jumpstart yourself into the world of woodworking. This package is really impressive, with an extensive amount of plans and projects that will keep you occupied for hours and help you even furnish your own home.
First off, the box set contains over 16,000 woodworking plans from Ted McGrath himself. These plans contain anything from toys to household projects such as chairs and beds. Whether you need a dining set or a new Christmas present for your children, this package has it all.
What if you are a beginner at woodworking?
If you are a first time woodworker there is no problem. These schematics contain the perfect amount of detail with variations on different woodworking styles so you can make it to your own personal preferences. The best part of these schematics is they contain everything: measurements, angles, and the tools required.
Along with the schematics that are perfect for beginners, there are also a set of over 200 guides to help you along the way. These guides help with every subject regarding woodworking, from choosing the type of wood to creating specific cuts.
The package also contains lists of materials required, such as parts and necessary tools. They specify the tools required to cut the different parts of the project. Best of all, these are so detailed that they help to make sure nothing is wasted, which ultimately saves money on the project.
In all honesty, Ted’s Woodwork is like having him at your side, guiding you every step of the way.
You can take this immersion one step closer with the video guides that are included in the package.
These videos offer step by step help for cutting strategies or describing different materials to use.
The Full Breakdown of What’s Included
The package is separated into more or less three different sections. These sections help to set you up as a beginning woodworker and continue all the way to professional woodworking. The following are the sections which you will encounter upon opening your box set.
First is the introduction. This section explains the basics of woodworking and helps to move you along into making it your favorite hobby. It also sets up the rest of the content of the package and introduces you to Ted himself, who will be your guide every step of the way.
The next section is the membership area. This is basically the Launchpad to the rest of the package. Here you will find what benefits you have for purchasing the package and different ideas for what to do with the new hobby you’ve just discovered.
After the membership area are the actual woodworking plans. I’m not going to lie, this part is pretty intimidating to begin. I honestly had no idea where to start when I saw the sheer quantity of things I could create. There are really two things you can do when starting off, which I will cover later.
After the massive list that is the woodworking plans come the bonus documents. These include the videos that will help you along the way. It also has the CAD viewer, which helps you to customize and create your own plans on the computer. Finally there is the guide on how to start a woodworking business, perfect for when you are a professional woodworker.
In addition, there is a deluxe package that will offer further content. This includes many other outside resources and references to help you along the way. The most interesting part of the deluxe package is the shed plans which you can build yourself to create your own workplace in your back yard to help house your woodworking.
Now that the package itself has been covered, you need to start your woodworking. Starting, as I said before, is probably the most difficult part due to the sheer amount of projects you can choose from. All I had to do was look at the context of my life and think about what I needed at the time. I needed a birthday present for my nephew, so I started with a toy car.
You can do what I did and choose to set off on your own, or you can go the easier route and follow instructions from Ted McGrath himself. You can follow a video guide or just pick out a plan from the pile and go for it. This way you can find inspiration and continue on your path to success as a newfound woodworker.
My Final Verdict
I would recommend that anyone buy Ted’s Woodworking for the sheer size that makes up more than twice of what it is worth. It is so extensive that, if I had the choice, I probably would never leave the workbench – which is housed in the shed I built myself thanks to the deluxe package.
So whether you are itching for a new hobby or looking for a great way to make money yourself, you should give it a try and order Ted’s Woodworking. I have recommended it to all my friends and I would recommend it to you as well. You won’t regret the feeling of satisfaction you get creating something for your family with just your hands.
After a few months of Ted’s Woodworking, here is a list of pros and cons I have come up with to help you make your decision.
The Good Stuff:
- Vast amount of 16,000+ projects to keep you going for years, literally.
- Personal contact with Ted McGrath to help you get started in your first year
- Included software is a plus to get you started on your own projects.
- Considering all the content, the value is amazing.
- The large amount of plans and their variety will sustain anyone for a whole career of woodworking.