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Jim Selby
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Aug 2nd, 2020 at 10:18am
 
I know this isn't where I should post to but I just received an unsolicited email wanting me to buy 14000 woodworking plans. I am here to share and receive information with other members of the forum not get advertising from a scam company.
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Reply #1 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 11:12am
 
Jim Selby wrote on Aug 2nd, 2020 at 10:18am:
I know this isn't where I should post to but I just received an unsolicited email wanting me to buy 14000 woodworking plans. I am here to share and receive information with other members of the forum not get advertising from a scam company.

At my age there's no way I'm going to get to use 14,000 woodworking plans anyway! Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register   Smiley
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Reply #2 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 2:19pm
 
Jim:  are you suspecting it originated at Woodtuirners Resource?
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Reply #3 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 2:37pm
 
I get them too, they don't originate here
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Reply #4 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 4:23pm
 
I get those on Facebook.
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Reply #5 - Aug 6th, 2020 at 6:46pm
 
It had the symbol for the forum that is the reason I opened the email.
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Reply #6 - Aug 7th, 2020 at 8:32am
 
I wouldn't be in such a rush to delete it.

Who knows, there might be almost 5 or 6 thousand good ones in that bunch!! Shocked Grin
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Reply #7 - Aug 7th, 2020 at 8:41am
 
Jim Selby wrote on Aug 6th, 2020 at 6:46pm:
It had the symbol for the forum that is the reason I opened the email.


Sadly, its not hard to steal a logo, symbol or jpg from the internet.

All websites that have their logo shown in a tab use the same name for that image (favicon.ico). If I were forced to guess I would assume that a dubious character would use that name along with some html embedded in an email which it would then look into your cache to retrieve the image.
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Reply #8 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 2:15pm
 
I've been getting garbage emails like that for XK plans for $xx.99 which is actually worth about $1.95 long before I joined this site.
I guess that means: Tag, you're it!
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Reply #9 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 4:37pm
 
It was about 10 yrs ago I clicked out of curiosity. I was amazed that he was showing an item which he had developed plans for. It was my all wood recumbent trike named Dragonwood. Built without plans. Proud to say it took 2 trophies at Detroit Autorama. I wish he would send me that detailed set of drawings and material list that never was.                  
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Reply #10 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 4:49pm
 
David Moeller wrote on Aug 9th, 2020 at 4:37pm:
It was about 10 yrs ago I clicked out of curiosity. I was amazed that he was showing an item which he had developed plans for. It was my all wood recumbent trike named Dragonwood. Built without plans. Proud to say it took 2 trophies at Detroit Autorama. I wish he would send me that detailed set of drawings and material list that never was.                  
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Reply #11 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 7:15pm
 
That's me. Cheesy
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Reply #12 - Aug 10th, 2020 at 4:35am
 
look at it this way, most of those plans come from sites that offer them for free! don't waste your money. look for that specific plan you want on the internet, its free to look at the millions of plans out there.

this is what i do. i search for a specific plan or item. i wanted to build hope chests for the girls. plans ranged from free to $30. nothing i liked except for 1, and they wanted $25 for it. i printed out the picture, grabbed pad and pencil and in a couple of hours had working drawings that i built. as i built, i modified the plans for future builds learning as i went along.

do what i did, tell Ted's Woodworking no way.
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Reply #13 - Aug 10th, 2020 at 4:43am
 
This Topic was moved here from Turning Talk by David Hamann.
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Reply #14 - Aug 10th, 2020 at 8:13am
 
David Hamann wrote on Aug 10th, 2020 at 4:35am:
i printed out the picture, grabbed pad and pencil and in a couple of hours had working drawings that i built. as i built, i modified the plans for future builds learning as i went along.


If I'm looking for something in particular, this is how I do it as well.
A photo or basic drawing is all you really need. JMO
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