How I Make Woodworking Plans // Woodworking Business

How I Make Woodworking Plans // Woodworking Business

The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/shopnation11201
Fusion 360 Woodworking Course: https://bit.ly/3pklpF6
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Creating woodworking plans is a great way to share your project with others. It’s also a great way for woodworking content creators to generate some revenue through selling of those plans. I have sold over $20,000 worth of woodworking plans on Etsy. If you have a woodworking business and you would like to create plans but don’t know where to start (or want to improve your current process) this video is for you!

I get a lot of questions regarding my build plans – what programs I use & how do I make them. In this video I will attempt to answer those questions so because I think the information could be useful to others out there looking to do the same. I go over my thought process when creating plans, the specific programs I use, and even what platform to sell them on.

Thank you so much for watching and feel free to ask questions in the comments section regarding topics I didn’t get to in the video!

Useful Links:
CutList Optimizer: https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/
Fusion 360 Woodworking Masterclass: https://bit.ly/3pklpF6

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50 Comments

  1. hafza macie on January 9, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Splendidly to see Woodglut have new plans which helped me save some money and energy for this construction.

  2. Doing Whatever on January 9, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Excellent video, this was just what I was looking for!
    One suggestion I’d offer since you said you’re looking to move away from PowerPoint is the Affinity suite of apps. They have Publisher (Indesign replacement), Photo (Photoshop replacement), and Designer (Illustrator replacement). I’ve been using those for about 6 months now and haven’t looked back. They are a one time purchase as opposed to a subscription which is awesome and I have yet to find a tool from Adobe that’s missing in Affinity. Didn’t mean to make this sound like a sales pitch, I just really enjoy these apps and I think you might as well!

  3. Woodworking Woodworking on January 9, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I thought it’s 1million years

  4. Scott Baker on January 9, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Were you going to include a link to Kevin Kennedy’s Fusion 360 course?

  5. greg randol on January 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Full help with projects on the Woodglut website.

  6. Hansang Bae on January 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Oh man. I wanted a video to tell me to stay with sketchup over F360 LOL. Maybe it’s time to make the plunge. Cost is a factor, but it’s not *the* factor. I’ll give Kevin’s tutorial a whirl. Thanks

  7. Tommie Strydom on January 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks mate. Awesome video

  8. Dale Parks on January 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Great video and content as always!

  9. Dave Schmitt on January 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    great discussion, thanks for the information.

  10. Heed74 on January 9, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    what is Id vs powerpoint? I can,t find that anywhere …thanks

  11. Woodworking Woodworking on January 9, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    With a pond or river near by YOU BET

  12. Woodworking Woodworking on January 9, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Christian Mance – would look awesome in your big window…..

  13. Jackie Minka on January 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Looking at the free vs paid Fusion 360 program. Any major differences in features that would make you recommend paid over free?

  14. Jon Bailey on January 9, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    How do you secure your plans? To stop others from copying them?

  15. Jason Burns on January 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Jesus! literally just asked you in another video for this video! haha

  16. Kimberly Mogan on January 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you soo much.

  17. Mark Iuzzolino on January 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you!

  18. Aiden Nymes on January 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    SketchUp used to be owned by Google back in the days when it was for free

  19. How I Do Things DIY on January 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    This is awesome. Thanks! I need to get going on my first plan!

  20. Chip Adams on January 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    $500 for a "once in a while" guy obviously isn’t the right choice. Do they have any plans for a cheaper model?

  21. Curtis Mann on January 9, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    As always, very appreciative of folks sharing their process and helpful info. this was really informative.

  22. ElizzaBeast does Flosstube on January 9, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Wow this is a great video… Thank you so much

    I always see these amazing plans drawn up for projects on Pinterest and I have been wanting to make my graph paper plans better… This is super helpful

  23. Graff Woodshop on January 9, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks so much for this! Definitely filled a need with this video!

  24. Shop Nation on January 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/shopnation11201

    Fusion 360 Woodworking Course: https://bit.ly/3pklpF6

  25. txreal on January 9, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for the intro to Fusion 360. I was learning Sketch Up as a newbie woodwork hobbyist, and it’s a pain!; even with some help from videos from the Pros. And your plans includes everything for someone trying it out the first time; unlike some others that left me guessing.
    Thanks.

  26. Nat Mickan on January 9, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Hey Shop Nation, just a note re: getting your plans to a point where they have no words. I totally get what you’re going for re: aligning to lego-style plans that are internationally understandable, but here’s something to consider: there are a lot of people who are completely unable to use lego *because* they’re entirely visual plans. There are a variety of different learning styles, but there are a lot of folks who learn through words rather than visually.
    Maybe a better goal would be to get your plans to a point where they *could* be understood without words (e.g. using symbols for tools required), but not to a point where that was the *only* way they’ll be able to be understood. I’ve seen it a lot in software development where folks try and simplify things to make them easier, but then they simplify/streamline things to a point where they make things inadvertently harder.
    I love the consideration, time and effort you put into your plans 🙂

  27. mike coughlin on January 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Could you do a video similar to this on the topic of how you film, edit and publish? I like your cinematic style. I’ve asked people before that say “my wife “, that won’t work in my case. Thanks.

  28. PARAMTRX on January 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Thx man.. Why don’t you make your plans in fusion?

  29. Henrik Nelson Wallin Design on January 9, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Great video! You use powerpoint, please let us know when and what other tool you get instead of powerpoint. Thanks!

  30. Spooky Ghost on January 9, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    mans said get fusion 360 bro this program cost $650 EVERY YEAR

  31. BK Makes on January 9, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Ha, can’t believe I haven’t seen this one sooner. Also recommended Kevin K in a vid (his free playlist). Fusion 360 is soo good and once learned is like riding a bike. Please don’t quit YouTube bro. Cheers!

  32. Six Point Adventures on January 9, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    So you have to pay a monthly fee for fusion 360?

  33. Vincent Torres on January 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    love how you make your plans and your right visuals does help! I went and checked your plans in Etsy but they are mostly workbenches or things you need in the workshop, do you have woodworking plans for furniture?

  34. Michael Cooper on January 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Have you used the 3D CONNEXION controller yet. This is a game-changer for Fusion 360!

  35. Romelia Polly on January 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    If you like woodworking, just look for Woodprix plans.

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  37. Angie Williams on January 9, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    I would love to learn Fusion. I’ve used it but I have barely scratched the surface. It would be really cool to offer plans one day. But there is also a lot of benefit to doing this. One thing I’ve found recently is that I have found free plans that are ok. But that I tweak to meet my needs. I want to make my own plans that I can print off for my own personal use. Maybe they use pocket holes and I"m planning to use dominos. Maybe they suggest assembling one way and during my build I find that a different assembly process works better for me. Or… i just want to change a few dimensions. I hand write and draw pictures so that I can recreate my tweaked version. Sure would be a lot easier to make plans. Or… same thing for the things that I create on my own. Thanks for sharing this.

  38. Eigen Designs on January 9, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Outstanding video! Super helpful.

  39. Small Time Workshop on January 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Really enjoyed the legos concept. Question about Fusion 360 – do you use the commercial version that allows you to sale products or does exporting images into powerpoint allow you to bypass that?

  40. D. Bishop on January 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Just bought your plans for the "perfect garage workbench" and they are fantastic. After studying them for one evening I was able to really understand the whole build and make some decisions on customizations I want to make… and some customizations I had considered but discarded as too complicated. Can’t wait to get started building. The plans actually got me excited, lol!

  41. Flat Lander on January 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for your videos. I used your shop miter saw plans but learned that I have to adapt, improvise and overcome when putting others plans in my shop. My space was shorter and needed to shorten things. I would like to get into the Fusion 3D but HOLY COY, $495 A YEAR!!! Can you imagine how many clamps that would buy 🙂

  42. Goblins Workshop on January 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    subbed bro. good video.

  43. Jmc on January 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Hey Travis Just discovered your channel and love it looking at setting up a new shop! Please
    Excuse my ignorance if it’s clearly stated somewhere are your plans available in metric dimensions? Live in Australia on the metric system! Keep up the great work mate 👍

  44. Keen Owl on January 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Great video

  45. Harlan Siegel on January 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I just bought my first set of your plans, for the Shmedium Workbench, and my first reaction was, "HOLY SH!*!!!!! 95 pages! What the?!". But I looked through them, and found them extremely detailed. Great job! Very impressive.

  46. Andrés Felipe on January 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for the info 👍

  47. Alex Cantu on January 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    What kind of microphone arm is that? Do you have an affiliate link for that?
    https://youtu.be/Lzm621Lp1oA?list=WL&t=200

  48. The Funny Carpenter on January 9, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Excellent video, thanks for all the useful info!

  49. Boris Kogan on January 9, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    i cannot begin to tell you how glad i am that youtube’s algorithm suggested your channel to me! between your money transparency and now this plan creation videos, you’ve given me answers to questions no one wanted to answer. i am very grateful. btw, if i can make one little suggestion, and others can chime in if i am off my rocker, please slow down just a little bit. you cover a lot of information. but you do it so fast that my tiny brain can’t process it that fast and i need to stop the video just so that it can catch up.

  50. Shaun Herring on January 9, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    On average, how long does it take for you to create a simple set of plans that you would sell on your Etsy store, workbench as an example, in F360?

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