Teds Woodworking Teds Woodworking

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Ted’s Woodworking by Ted 'Woody' Mcgrath claims to make any woodworking project hassle-free with 16,000 step-by-step woodworking plans, blueprints, schematics, materials lists as well as professional tips on woodworking and home building. “Extensive selection of plans with amazing clarity.. thumbs up!” says American Woodworker Magazine. Ted’s Woodworking is a Reader’s Choice award winner from The Woodworking Association. Your skill level doesn’t matter. Ted’s Woodworking comes with a 60 day refund policy.

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Teds Woodworking
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Features 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
3.0
Product Type
Downloadable and Physical
Lessons Include
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Diagrams
Support Types
Email
Teds Woodworking
Teds Woodworking
Teds Woodworking
Teds Woodworking
2011-05-04 23:56:09 Product Reviewer
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Ted’s Woodworking Review

Ted 'Woody" Mcgrath is a woodworker, educator and member of the AWI. Wanting to make craftsmen out of all of us, he has put together over 16,000 woodworking plans and projects. Two years in the making, Ted's Woodworking package contains clear, detailed, step by step plans that will help you rediscover your passion for woodworking. They will help you with those projects you have been dreaming about doing. You will get them done faster, cheaper and without any headaches. With Ted's plans, it does not matter what your skill level is. Follow them and they will yield professional results every single time.

What you get:
-16,000 Step by step woodworking plans along with blueprints and material lists

Bonuses:
-DWG/CAD Plan Viewer
-150 Premium Woodworking Videos
-"How to Start a Woodworking Business" eBook
-Complete Woodworking Guides

The price for Ted's Woodworking plans is $67, which is a bit pricey for a downloadable product. The bonus software, videos and guides do take a bit of the sting out of the price. For those who do not want to spend half a day downloading all these things from the website there is also an additional DVD available for $19.95.

What others think:

Looking into the various woodworking forums and checking out the consumer watchdog sites, I found both good and bad things being said about Ted's Woodworking site. On the good side, the site is very popular, and does receive a number of rave reviews. Those that liked Ted's site thought that the bonus guides and the CAD software made it worth their while. Their only complaints were that there were just too many things to download and that it seemed to take forever to download them.

While a number of people seemed to praise this product, there seems to be just as many people who want to cry "Foul" on Ted. More than a few people have pointed out that many of the plans that are available on Ted's Woodworking site were actually ripped off from other sites. Also, while this product is a top seller, there are comments online that suggest it also has an above average return rate for a product of this type, meaning more than a few people were not totally satisfied with the product. To top it all off, Ted’s Woodworking also gets an unfavorable rating from the BBB (Better Business Bureau) for having too many consumer complaints logged against it that were never resolved. We are not in a position to make any judgments about a vendor's business ethics. However, in this case, if you want to return the product for a full refund, you should go through the company that processed your purchase, and not the vendor.

Looking at the site for myself, I found that Ted's Woodworking site was indeed filled with tons of plans, guides, software and even videos. I did not find the videos to be overly informative and the plans did seem to be copied from somewhere else. It also took a long time to download the product, but this is typical for sites like these. The CAD software just seemed to be a viewer and not a program you can actually use to make your own plans. While I would not go so far as to call this product a complete scam, I will say that buyers should beware. Ted's Woodworking is covered by the Clickbank guarantee, so if you do want to check it out, there is little risk. Just be sure to contact Clickbank directly for your money back.

Detailed Ratings

Pros
-Includes lots of plans and videos
-Includes free drafting software
-Appeals to woodworkers of all skill levels
-Money Back Guarantee
Cons
-Videos not overly impressive
-Some plans appear to be copies from other sites
-Takes a long time to download
Recommend?
No
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