What do I receive as a Free Tier Member?
The Free Tier gives you access to the Picture Frames project, one sample Guild Meeting, and one sample Interview. Just enough stuff to help you make an informed decision when it comes time to buy a Guild project.
What you do not receive:
- Access to the private Facebook Group
- Access to the Guild Meeting and Interview Arhives
- Access to Discounts
- Access to the Support Form
- Access to Live Guild Meetings
All of the above will be immediately accessible upon purchasing a project from the Guild Store.
How do I join/become a member?
It’s as easy as purchasing a project or bundle of projects. During the checkout process you’ll create a login and password and as soon as the purchase is complete, you can log in to access your project. Congratulations, you’re now a Guild member! The FREE Picture Frames project does not qualify.
After I buy a project, do I have to continue buying every new project in order to stay a member?
No. You are never required to purchase anything to maintain your membership. Once you purchase your first project, you are a member for life*. Of course if you want additional projects, you’ll have to purchase them.
What will get me the most content for my money?
When does my Guild Membership expire?
It doesn’t. Membership is for life*.
Can a Guild project be purchased as a gift?
Yes, simply purchase a Gift Certificate in the amount of the project and the gift certificate will be sent directly to your recipient via email.
Do you offer a student discount?
Yes, we offer a student discount for middle and high school students with a valid student email. This discount also applies to shop teachers. Please email us through the Contact form and we can confirm your email and send you the discount.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes we do. Click here for details.
How do I join the private Facebook Group?
Once you’ve purchased a project, head over to our private Facebook group and click request to join (note: this requires a Facebook account). Your Facebook name and the name you used to join the guild must match in order to be verified. If you haven’t been added in 24 hours, please contact us using our Contact Form. The Free Picture Frames project and Simple Varnish Finish Video do not quality for full membership.
What’s included with each project?
On each project sales page outlines what each project includes. Most projects come with a SketchUp file, a PDF plan, a cut list, and of course the videos.
Are Guild projects on DVD or digital download only?
The Guild is 100% digital with the exception of the Sculpted Rocker Pattern set.
Can I download the videos?
Yes! Videos can be downloaded for safe-keeping on your computer.
Do you offer closed captions?
Yes we do. New videos are not captioned immediately though and are usually delayed a few weeks.
What is SketchUp and how do I use the project Sketchup plans?
SketchUp is a free program used to sketch your projects in 3D. Download it here. The SketchUp file includes a 3D image as well as various views and detailed perspectives that will help you build the project. The magic of SketchUp is that you can dissect a project, flip it, exchange parts, and increase/decrease the size. If you aren’t technically inclined, you can always use the PDF plan instead.
Do I have to follow the plan?
No. In fact, my ultimate goal is for you to use the plan as a starting point, modifying it to your personal needs or taste. So please feel free to make as many modifications as you like.
Where can I order lumber for the projects?
We partner with Bell Forest Products to provide wood kits for our Guild Builds. On each project page, you will see a link to the appropriate Bell Forest Kit. The kits are intended for folks who do not have milling machines, but want to use solid wood for their project. All parts are pre-milled to the appropriate thickness. You will also receive a 10% discount from Bell Forest with your membership.
What tools do I need?
I don’t want to give you the impression that you absolutely need every tool I list out for each project. There are lots of ways to get things done in the shop so if you don’t have some of the tools on the list, don’t dismay! Here are the basic tools I use on most projects as well as some alternative suggestions:
– Tablesaw (alternatives: Circular Saw, Bandsaw, Hand Saw)
– Planer/Jointer (alternative: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
– Bandsaw (alternative: Jigsaw)
– Router Table (alternative: Hand-Held Router)
– Miter Saw (alternative: Cross-cut Sled or Miter Gauge at Table Saw)
– Drill Press (alternative: Drill/Driver)
– Hand Tools – Saw, Joinery Planes (Shoulder and Router Planes), Chisels, Scrapers
What is a Guild Meeting?
Have a question not answered by the FAQ?
Please use our Contact Form to get in touch with us.
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