Project Plans and Instructions
Eventually I will have plans with instructions available for purchase on this page. That doesn’t mean they’re going to be expensive. However before I can make them available, I’ll need to buy SketcUp or some other type of licensed drafting program before I can offer printable plans for download. So I’ll need to charge some kind of fee to be compensated for my investments. Once I have the ability to publish plans, this page will be peppered with printable diagrams for most of the projects folks have been asking for. Those plans plus several ideas that have been in the back of my mind far as long as six decades. Unfortunately I rarely develop my projects as sketches or drawings before I start putting them together, or at least not in a form that anyone other than myself could understand. I start the work with a basic idea and the project develops as it goes together. That’s where a 3-D CAD program would really come in handy, so that I might visualize how all of the moving and stationary parts interact with each other, and then with a click of a button I’ll have printable patterns most anyone can follow.
Now once printable plans are available you will need to find ways to manufacture parts for your project. I have found that YouTube is a great resource for finding a multitude of different ways to complete most any task you can imagine. There are many brilliant folks who share their knowledge openly and in great detail. So you might very possibly find ways to make these parts without any large investments in machinery. But just in case you feel the urge to purchase the tools that will help build your project with ease and precision, here are a few machines that should help. Two of these machines are exactly the same as ones used in my little shop.
If you’d like to contribute a couple dollars to the cause, you’ll find the best ways to do that on the contributions page..