Where oh where is Ted?

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 04-03-2012 08:48 PM 11973 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to get you all up to speed on a bit of research I’ve been doing into Ted’s Woodworking…you know the scam sites that hawk the 16,000 woodworking plans.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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Jorge Velez

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 09:09 PM

I’ve seen this pages and I looks to me it’s all crapy information and projects that are free around the web. thks for the heads up Steve!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 09:26 PM

Wow Steve, I think you need a stopwatch at the start of your next video, “Tonight on 8 minutes!” I understand how maddening it must be when someone steals your work for their own profit. I hope you continue to track this obviously shady business.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 09:32 PM

Looks like the Brawny paper towel guy

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 09:36 PM

Bust em! Thanks for the info!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 09:40 PM

“Architectural woodworking institue”

-- Unique Carpentry,

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 09:49 PM

I have had my videos stolen as well and Youtube dosn’t exactly rush to take them down. As I said before I hope you are able to take this guy down. He is clearly a crook!

-- Alex -

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#7 posted 04-03-2012 10:10 PM

Thanks for the heads up Steve.


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#8 posted 04-03-2012 10:22 PM

Hey Steve, you should think about putting a bug (watermark/logo) on your videos, like TV networks do. It won’t stop people for ripping off your vids, but it will inform viewers of the true source of the videos.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 04-03-2012 10:25 PM

What a scam. Thanks for exposing it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 04-03-2012 10:28 PM

Thanks for the heads up Steve. I have found the web site before I watched your video, and the only thing I got from it was frustration. I didn’t look into as you have, just ignored it, but I am glad you brought your experience to us.

I thought Woody was a character from Toy Story. You know the movie.

-- Mel,

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John Ormsby

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#11 posted 04-03-2012 10:44 PM

Steve, thanks for the info. You might also look into the possibility that this is another web scam that is used by terrorist organizations to gain funds. Being there are links to the middle east raises a lot of red flags. I have seen these before. The UK is full of these types of fund raisers.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#12 posted 04-03-2012 10:56 PM


Thanks for the heads up.

You are making a very professional research. Funny the BBB report !

-- Back home. Fernando

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 04-03-2012 11:15 PM

Hi, Steve – I just want to say my thanks to you for helping expose this scam. It is hard enough on designers with all the ‘regular people’ sharing patterns and uploading them and sending them through the internet, but to have an organization such as this do it worldwide, it makes it even tougher. PM me and I will send you a ‘donation’ so you can buy the set and let us know what is going on. You work hard on your videos and I know lots of great designers that are struggling because of stuff like this and I would like to help you in any way I can to expose them.

Thanks very much!

Sheila “scrollgirl” Landry :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#14 posted 04-03-2012 11:37 PM



-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 04-03-2012 11:39 PM

'Nother LINK


-- -- Neil

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