Ted McGrath and Woodworking Explained

Ted’s Woodworking Plans are one of the best guides you can get online. It is a product available online, a result of the authors’ many experiences and lessons learned from the craft. There are awesome features of this one of a kind product. These will be outlined in this review.

The eBook is a huge collection of projects and plans developed and put together by Ted McGrath. He is a master woodworker, a teacher and an AWI member. The downloadable book is made up of over 16,000 woodworking projects and plans. These may be used in building your home and filling it with furniture.

This instructional package is the most complete collection of blueprints and plans available online. The question is, how does the product fare alongside other woodworking kits today? Is it worth the money and the time? Will it really help the master handicraftsman and even the beginner in their thirst for more knowledge? This review serves to answer these questions.

Here are the positive points about the package. Users will be able to use this package for professional means. There are projects that suit the more advanced skill level without alienating the beginners. Simply put, there is something for everyone in this package. Whether you are new to the world of handicraft, or have been practicing the art for years, you will gain insightful knowledge about the industry from the book. Ted McGrath has packed them all in one comprehensive product.

Much needed confidence will be built in the beginner as he practices the skills and techniques instructed in the book. As the beginner steps up, he will encounter more designs to fully complement his acquired knowledge. The plans that are detailed here are of high quality and will encourage and inspire artists and handicraftsmen to practice their craft thoroughly.

Bonuses that you can look forward to as part of the package from Ted McGrath are: a free DWG/ CAD plan viewer 2, a guide on how you can start your own woodworking business 3) a complete guide to the craft 4) the complete carpentry guide which is jam packed with almost 200 pages of exclusive tips and tricks of the trade. The complete package serves to help anyone in whatever skill level to hone his building skills.

The book is put together well in an organized manner. Projects are easily searchable through a search feature. The best part about the book may be the money back guarantee that it comes with. This feature sets it apart from other downloadable books on the craft that does not have that policy. If you don’t agree that this book is one of the best resources you can get about building projects, you will get your money back.

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Controling Inventory Cost In a Home Based Woodworking Business

Cost containment and control are an integral part of all business operations. Out-of-control costs can be the death of any company large or small. To the home based woodworking business, this is extremely important because there probably isn’t a large pot of money to draw from and controlling costs is one of the best ways to add directly to the bottom line.

One of the major components of containing cost is inventory control. Taking the time to manage your inventory will lead to higher profits and better cash flow for your woodworking business.

First let’s define inventory. inventory is a stock of physical goods that have economic value, and are held by the company awaiting processing. It can take the form of finished goods, work in process and raw materials.

Inventory is a necessary function to carry out business and companies hold inventory for a number of different reasons.

First and foremost in a woodworking business inventory is held for functional purposes, an accumulation of all the materials required for production of a product. In a woodworking business this would include the different types of wood and hardware required to complete a woodworking project. The trick is to carry enough inventory to keep operations going but not so much that it affects cash flow. Inventory can be held for speculative purposes also. For example lets say your supplier is running a special on Cherry wood and the price is just fantastic. You aren’t building any woodworking projects out of cherry right now, but you know, you will be in the future, so you by the cherry now and put it in inventory for future use. Remember though that there are carrying cost for holding raw material in stock, you don’t make any money on inventory until its sold.

Your woodworking business will always have completed inventory in stock, chairs and tables and birdhouses to mention just a few.After a while you will be able to tell which inventory items are moving better than others which is called inventory turnover which is the number of products sold over a specific period of time. Armed with this information, you can determine which woodworking projects you should boost production of and which ones should be curtailed or cut out completely.

A physical inventory of all raw materials and completed projects should be done no less than once a month. This information will tell you if it’s time to order more raw materials and which material should be ordered.It also alerts you to inventory items that are starting to build up,an indication that something might be wrong. For example, a product that was being built with this material was no longer selling as well as before, so you cut back on making the finished product.you can either sell the excess inventory or, you might run a sale on the finished product bringing inventory back down to acceptable limits.

Inventory management is critical to your success be

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