Let me get this straight: For pay, someone writes an article, including plans, for publication in a magazine, which is sold. His plans include measurements and assembly instructions. And then someone wonders if some poor guy in his garage shop is going to build one of them?
Don't publish your plans if you don't want them copied. You don't get the ego trip, but your item is protected from the masses.
A professional craftsman friend of mine is very free with his information. He answers all questions honestly. He isn't at all threatened by my using his experience because he knows he could never be equalled by me.
No master craftsman should begrudge someone's using his plans if the craftsman published them. What's the reason, otherwise? If you're as good as Sam Maloof, no one will equal your results.
Absolutely outstanding in form, finish, and intrinsic value of the wood. OkiePage
I look forward to using this book in recreating a timeless style. If I don't win it, I'll just buy it.
Great job, Bob. Do you mind my using your design?
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