Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, you’ve likely heard that print is dead and digital is the new reality. That may be a slight exaggeration as I, for one, still enjoy turning pages. However, there is no doubt that whatever the future holds, we will be consuming information in many new forms – and that is a good thing. Whether you’ve purchased a Kindle, I-Pad or are just using your computer to read (I’m old enough to admit that magnification on screen is handy…) digital reading is entering our world at break-neck speed.
The advantages are many: You have access to a staggering amount of immediately-available information at your fingertips. Storing all your favorite projects requires a simple folder on whatever reading device you prefer, rather than file drawers and shelves stacked with old magazines. If you’re looking to build a particular side-table project, you can buy the book or magazine the plan came from (if they are still available). Or you can log-on to a web site that has hundreds of project plans available for quick download. There’s a very good chance you can even select from a variety of side-table plans to pick the project that best suits your needs. Handy, quick and affordable.
As a company, we will be increasing our digital plans and articles extensively over the next few months, offering you a broad selection of affordable (and quick) topics and projects. If you’ve never worked from a digital plan, we’d like to give you a free $7 plan to test. It’s one of my favorites, and every shop should have one of these tool boxes for all those small items that are always getting lost. To download the plan, simply follow the link below.
If you’d like to browse our other digital products, visit shopwoodworking.com and simply browse by product. Come back often, as we’ll be adding dozens of projects on a weekly basis.
Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.