How To Build Anything: Woodworking Plans
There are a lot that can slip through the crack when trying to learn wood crafting. There is so much information and an experienced woodworker may not make the best teachers since they may assume that you already have a certain level of knowledge. The author of “How to Build Anything” assures the reader that he will not teach you in the same way. Instead, he states that he will cover all the finer details that other guides and instructors typically leave out. Furthermore, he makes the bold claim that in order to get a good start in woodworking, you really only need 3 power tools: a drill or driver, circular saw and a jigsaw.
This is a tutorial series that consists of 10 eBooks, 4 of which are included as bonus materials. This offer is aimed at novices so if you already have a good skill set when it comes to woodworking, you are better off looking somewhere else because the eBooks cover topics like how to buy lumber, the essential tools you will need, proper clamping and measuring and even a tutorial on woodscrews. While it is refreshing that someone took the time to write about and explain some of these details that often go overlooked, you may already know how to deal with such issues in which case this offer is not for you.
What How to Build Anything Really Does
There is a specific sales angle to “How to Build Anything” and it involves covering all of the minor details that can become huge points of frustration for a beginner that even master teachers don’t even think to cover. This guide will not show you how to create ornate pieces of furniture but rather, it acts as a supplement to some teaching or instruction you may have already had. After all, you can find detailed plans for all kinds of woodworking projects online for free but you may need some help with some obscure details.
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This may be just the resource that beginner level carpenters may need to really solidify their foundational knowledge and it is offered at a cheap price.
The eBook seemingly focuses on some arbitrary topics (the right safety posters for your workspace and pine finishing for example) that will only be appropriate for a small group of people which detracts from its mass appeal and usefulness.
The Final Tally
In the end, what “How to Build Anything” really is and how it best functions is as a supplementary guide to additional tutelage or instruction. If you see it from that point of view, you will more than likely not be disappointed with your investment of $14.95.