Third Party Review of the Ted’s Woodworking Scam:
For anyone who has run across the notorious “Ted’s Woodworking – 16,000 Woodworking Plans” offer for $67, a word of advice : don’t fall for it. I purchased it a few years ago for the same reason one of my favorite wood butcher’s (Steve Ramsey who runs the Wood Working for Mere Mortals website) did, simple curiosity. Steve is a great guy, honest and quite entertaining to watch. Steve is usually wacky and hilarious, so I was surprised to see him get serious and explain his own investigation of this long running and tiresome internet scam. Before you watch, let me just throw my own two cents in… The Ted’s Woodworking (also associated with the name Woody Hyezmar, Mikes Woodworking and more evolving daily) offer has been around for well over 5 years and is offered as a Click Bank product. Anyone can resell it using some smarmy affiliate methods that “Ted” himself will teach you. To make a long story short, I bought it myself out of shear curiosity and I found exactly what Steve will explain, but he does it so much better than I could hope to do. Enough already, watch both parts below and please try to avoid this over hyped woodworking plans scam:
Steve Ramsey on Ted’s Woodworking Scam Part I
Steve Ramsey on Ted’s Woodworking Scam Part II
There is no “Ted”…video – I trusted “Ted” posts a fake address.
So there you have it. After a full review I have to say hands down that the Ted’s Woodworking Plans is a scam of the worst order and it is highly advised that you steer clear. 90% of what “Ted” claims about “his” product is untrue. It’s as Steve explained, it’s a real “mess” and just basically poor reprints from old Popular Science magazines or some other now defunct wood working periodicals. Much of the projects I looked at were virtually unreadable. The PDF’s they provide clump thousands of pages into one huge file.
He’s just copying old stuff out of old publications and calling it his own. This is misleading to be sure, highly unethical and likely illegal.
What I find impossible to believe is that “Ted” claims he produced these 16,000 projects within a 36 year period. That would mean he cranks out 444 plans per year or 1.22 projects per day…EVERY day, 7 days a week. He’s a machine if he can do that!
He also claims to have put out books, one titled “The Art of Woodworking” which I can’t find anywhere, even on Amazon.
The Testimonial Videos are part of the scam:
If you go to Youtube and type “Ted Woodworking” into the search bar, you’ll find dozens of reviews that glorify the product…so they can sell you a copy of the product, so they can make their commission…Oh, wait Steve Ramsey is taking about it again:
This is the most complete video and the must watch of the group…
If You Insist on Throwing Money Away:
Ok, you’ve been warned, but Click Here if you really have to see it for yourself. I’m not advocating that anyone buy it, but if it’s so enticing to you and you’ll believe anything that this mysterious “Ted” guy tells you and you have $67 to throw away out of morbid curiosity, then go ahead and buy it…I’ll make the commission and buy beer with it.