Hello everyone! I have created a series of easy-to-build cabinet and furniture plans called Thrifty Cabinets. There's a sample plan available for every plan, so you can see what you get before you buy the plan. Please take a look:
I downloaded and looked at one and it was fine.
Funniest part is that the zip file was something like 3.7mb and the
extracted file was 3.8mb. Stupid. Sounds like someone who started
with dial-up and is stuck in his ways. :-)
Either way, I don't see anyone paying for these plans. There's nothing
special about them and the same info is all over the web for free.
Seems to me like a retired guy doing this as a hobby. Nobel enough
venture, but decades behind in terms of marketability.
The best part is the user agreement that forbids you from selling
anything you make using his plans, without getting written permission
I don't see anyone selling any of the stuff and making any money unless
they hire kids in Taiwan to do it. All the designs look like RTA
assemblies straight out of IKEA or Wayfair.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 6:41:52 PM UTC-6, -MIKE- wrote:
My plans are intended for beginning woodworkers and I think you agree with that. As for the rest of your comments, they are unnecessary. I have sold many of my plans to woodworkers who are very happy with the instructions.
I would hope this is a respectable forum for woodworkers seeking info and help. So far the comments I have received tell me otherwise.
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 5:35:55 PM UTC-6, DerbyDad03 wrote:
Given the world we live in today, I understand your fear about downloading a zip file. But seriously, you look at my site and you think I'm spamming you. I will be happy to email you a non-zip file if you want to see a sample.
On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:15:51 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
No, they are not. There are a number of plans that do not have a sample.
It appears that if you are out of stock, there is not sample. I assume that
that is what "Crystal" was referring to.
Speaking of "out of stock" items...
The title of this thread (*your* thread) is "Thrifty Cabinets Plans". Your
text says "easy-to-build cabinet and furniture plans". However, the 2 items
shown under the drop-down for "Cabinet Plans" are both "Out-Of-Stock"
1 - Why did you emphasize Cabinet Plans in your thread if they are not
2 - How can a zip file be "Out-Of-Stock"? You know that zip files aren't
physical things that leave your inventory when someone downloads them, right?
On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 1:17:40 PM UTC-6, DerbyDad03 wrote:
o, the plans show "out of stock".
Good questions Bob.
1 - Not all of the plans are completed. I've changed the wording to say "Co
ming Soon" instead of "Out of Stock." Hopefully, that will be clearer. As f
ar as the name Thrifty Cabinets, it's a long story, but it is my domain nam
e. At the present time, on my site, there are six completed plans and seven
other plans in the works. I guess I could remove the uncompleted ones from
the site, but I would rather people see what is coming soon. I'm a week or
so away from completing the Poker Caddy, and in my shop now I'm working on
an eight-person rectangular dining table.
2 - I believe my #1 answer also answers your #2 question. I can only produc
e a sample of a plan after the plan is completed.
Also, based on your comments, I plan to add more ways for people to receive
and view sample plans. Thanks for helpful comments.
On Friday, December 28, 2018 at 5:49:10 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote
lso, the plans show "out of stock".
Who the heck is "Bob"?
Coming Soon" instead of "Out of Stock." Hopefully, that will be clearer. As
far as the name Thrifty Cabinets, it's a long story, but it is my domain n
ame. At the present time, on my site, there are six completed plans and sev
en other plans in the works. I guess I could remove the uncompleted ones fr
om the site, but I would rather people see what is coming soon. I'm a week
or so away from completing the Poker Caddy, and in my shop now I'm working
on an eight-person rectangular dining table.
uce a sample of a plan after the plan is completed.
ve and view sample plans. Thanks for helpful comments.
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:30:40 AM UTC-6, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm so sorry that I ever posted on this angry miserable forum. I thought this was a "recreational" woodworking group. Woodworkers who are interested in woodworking, but instead it 's a group of people who just want to complain.
On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 8:33:59 AM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
If we could go back in time, the following technique might have worked out
a little better for you:
"Hi! My name is Bruce. I have created a series of plans for cabinets and other
furniture. I sell the plans through my website and offer a sample of each plan
for free. I don't want anyone to think I'm spamming this group, so I thought
that I would introduce myself first. Would you folks mind if I posted a link
to my website?
Here is an example of one of the sample plans so you can see what I am
offering. You'll note that the sample plans do not include the materials
list, cut list, etc. The full plans, of course, would.
[Insert Sample Plan Link Here]"
That post looks a lot less like spam than your version. I suspect that you
would have gotten a slightly warmer reception or, at a minimum, a more polite
On 12/29/18 10:32 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This isn't a forum, it's usenet.
Googlegroups and/or whatever other web based forums that show these
posts are simply a conduit that retrieves and re-displays from usenet
onto their web platform.
It's kind of like stealing, really. Many of these forums are monetized
and are making money off content that is produced and available free,
No moderators. Don't need them. Usenet polices itself and people who
have used it for decades know the rules... like no spam. :-D
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:32:24 AM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
rec.woodworking is not a forum. It's a usenet newsgroup. The vast majority of usenet newgroups don't have moderators. Usenet information, including a brief
mention of the limited use of moderators, can be found here:
IMO, rec.woodworking - on usenet - will never be moderated. Content may be
moderated once it hits web-based forums that steal posts from usenet, but
that's a topic for a different discussion.
If this was a moderated group e.g. mod.rec.woodworking (which AFAIK doesn't
exist) your post would probably have been blocked. Instead, you got some
constructive criticism. You have now experienced the beauty of usenet in
all of its un-moderated glory.
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