View Full Version : What to do with designs you produce
06-12-2001, 11:08 AM
Hello woodworkers, do any of you ever do anything besides file your old drawings and designs? (Specifically electronic drawings). It seems like such a waste to draw something up, make it once, then never use the design again. Is there a site or forum dedicated to sharing original drawings? If I spend the time to make a set of drawings I wish I could share them. Anybody have ideas? Thanks!
06-12-2001, 12:11 PM
Joanne, there have been various attempts at sharing plans online for years. It never seems to pan out. Often, it's a problem with file formats. Other times, there seems to be a basic feeling that every plan is worth money and before you know it, people are competing and it becomes commercial. At that point, most folks go home and the idea is abandoned.
There are a few CDs around with lists of sites that offer plans. Mostly, these CDs are produced by little garage shops who don't update them.
06-12-2001, 02:53 PM
Woodworker's Central (http://www.woodworking2.org/index.htm) does a good job of providing searchable plans, both commercial and free, you may want to contact them to find out how to contribute to their database.
06-12-2001, 07:00 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-12-01 AT 08:09PM (CDT)
I've been selling mine to Woodworker's Journal (sorry edfan):) but often I share them if someone needs them. You could set up a website of your own, most online services offer free homepages.
Hope this helps,