Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Is it just me?
Am I weird?
I look at every piece of furniture, every cabinet, every shop fixture and examine the construction details. I don't pick the piece up and in most cases don't even touch the item, but I do look and look very carefully.
It doesn't take much effort to see the details of the joinery of any piece. I've even gone to a furniture store and photographed (With permission) their stock. The manager even referred me to a web page for better details.
The point is that the world is a classroom for furniture / shop fixture design. If you are observant you'll even see what doesn't work. You're a woodworker, look, examine, question, try to answer the questions and repeat the process. It's an education but unfortunately you'll only get out based upon the effort that you put in.
As for plans... The ones from Woodsmith and / or Shop Notes have been actually built. One of their rules is that the items are built in house and then published. Many of the plans at "Plans Now" are from these magazines. The plans are also available directly from the magazines.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.