Teds Woodworking Review – What Is Teds Woodworking

Teds Woodworking Review

What exactly is Teds Woodworking and why should I buy it? This is a good question and the answer will depend upon whether or not Teds Woodworking guide can give you more than some other woodworking guide that’s on the market, either online or anywhere else.

Quite honestly, you can probably find over a thousand woodworking guides out there. There are many magazines that offer monthly subscriptions for woodworking enthusiasts of all skill levels, from weekend woodworkers to the professional artisans. There are also plenty of books and guides that include woodworking plans available online and/or at your local book store.

The downside of many of these publications is that they often fall short when it comes to the area of being a custom woodworking guide. They make for great reading, but their woodworking plans are limited and often too expensive for the average person to take advantage of.

Why Teds Woodworking Makes Sense

Teds Woodworking was created by a man named Ted McGrath. Ted has almost forty years of experience in woodworking and is a professional carpenter and also a member of the “Architectural Woodwork Institute”.

Whether you are a hobbyist on a limited budget or highly skilled artisan, Teds guide has more plans and more options than any magazine or publication I have ever seen. The woodworking plans that you will find within Teds Woodworking are separated into different categories by skill level. There are plans for absolute beginners, hobbyists and professionals.

If you are a newcomer to woodworking, this program is a “must have” item. The woodworking plans are very easy to use. Teds Woodworking is full of high quality color images and detailed descriptions and instructions for each specific project.

Teds Package – Here’s What You Get

1600 Woodworking Plans

  • Each plan is very user friendly to make your projects easy and fun. Include are plans for projects from backyard furniture to wind generators and everything in between.

Blueprints and Complete Material Lists Included

  • Everything needed for each project is provided in detail.

Professional Results Guaranteed

  • All of the plans in this kit are designed to give you professional results, regardless of your ability level. Beginners can count on professional quality EVERY TIME.

Bonuses Included

  • 150 Woodworking Videos
  • Free CAD Software
  • Free Book – A great guide for starting a woodworking business

Basically, anyone can learn to successfully build projects that they never dreamed of by using Teds Woodworking. This guide easily outranks any other guide on the market.

Coarse Fishing Tackle Review: Hardy Marksman Specimen 13′ Float Rod

If you’re a coarse fishing enthusiast like me, then you appreciate the many opportunities you have to upgrade your coarse fishing tackle. Because you’re not stalking a specific species, your gear has to be especially versatile. Here’s a brief review of a great rod from one of the best names in the business: the Hardy Marksman specimen 13′ float rod.

About the Hardy Marksman Specimen 13′ Float Rod

I often reach for my Hardy Marksman specimen rod when I’m out for larger fish. Unlike other rods in its class, the Specimen 13′ does not have the top-heavy, stiff action that can make the fight more difficult for an angler. I’ve found this Hardy rod to be perfectly balanced, light in weight and definitely more responsive than bigger rods. Although it has an elegant, streamlined profile, the rod displays all the power you’d expect from an ultra high modulus blank. I did a bit of research on the carbon fibre from which rod is made. What I learned is that high modulus carbon fibre is exceptionally strong. Heat treated at temperatures up to 3000┬║C, this material has an amazing tensile strength of over 800,000 psi (pounds per square inch). Certainly enough to help you land a large, feisty fish!

Features of the Hardy Marksman Specimen 13′ Float Rod

Don’t be deceived by this rod’s appearance. Even though it looks like a lightweight, it delivers unparalleled power and control. This rod performs flawlessly whether I’m fishing in a river or still water. In case you’re wondering about the Specimen 13’s casting performance, I can report that this rod has unsurpassed casting potential. The designers at Hardy got it right by adding extra strength in the butt and middle sections, along with the company’s legendary progressive fish playing action. Like all Marksman rods, this one has an inbuilt anti-lock feature. This works to transfer the power and lunges of the fish into the rod curve rather than simply bottoming out. The result? Greatly reduced hook pulls, which adds plenty of excitement to the fight. The rod is fine-tuned for optimum performance and has quickly become one of my favourites.

Additional Information

The Hardy Marksman 13′ float rod also features 13 durable but lightweight Fuji SIC line guides with single-legged intermediates. In addition, it has a custom-made aluminium reel seat and uses high grade Flor cork throughout. Flor is the highest grade cork available and represents just the top 5% of all cork harvested annually. I think that he grip is particularly important because it is the only connection between the rod and the angler, so I truly appreciate the use of high grade cork. Other features include a screw down hood, hook keeper and laser-etched alloy butt cap. The rod is finished in a striking dark olive colour on the blank and whippings. It comes with aluminium stoppers and a protective Cordura┬« nylon tube.

Give this superb piece of coarse fishing tackle a serious look. You’re sure to like it as much as I do!

Nikon ProStaff 550 Laser Hunting Range Finder Review: Solid, Affordable Quality

Affordable, entry-level quality

For about $200 or so, it’s hard to beat the ProStaff 550. It may not contain all the bells and whistles of higher-priced models such as its higher-end brother, the Nikon RifleHunter 550. Of course, it’s not as expensive either. This model is a solid performer in a rugged, compact package.

Features of the Nikon ProStaff 550:

* Rated range from 11 yards to 550 yards

* Monocular design

* Multicoated optics to improve light transmission, clarity, and color rendition.

* 6x magnification

* Displays 0.5 yd increments to 100 yds, 1 yd increments after that

* Uses 1 CR2 lithium battery for long life

* Dimensions: 1.5 by 2.7 by 5.1 inches (W x H x D) to fit easily in your hand

* Lightweight at 6.3 ounces (without battery)

* Waterproof/Fogproof (except battery chamber) for guaranteed performance in field conditions.

Another key feature of this model is the enabling of continuous tracking; after all, you’ll likely be using this on a moving target pretty often. Also, while this unit is not a dedicated archery or bow hunting range finder, many users reported very good results with this unit for their bow hunting needs.

The ProStaff 550 is widely praised for its durability and ease of use in a small, affordable package. Some users have noted is that with its size and 6x magnification, it can sometimes be difficult to stay on target at long distances. Most report that the range finder easily ranges deer-sized targets out to at least 300 yds, with many users ranging out to the reported max of 550 yds. For most farm country or eastern hunters, it’s rare to have a shot over 250 yds anyway. But many user reviews came from western hunters who reported good performance as well.

Things that are great about it:

* Nikon quality, rugged package

* Small, lightweight design for one-hand operation

* Solid performance for the majority of users

* Attractive price

Things that could be better:

* Best for short- to medium-range situations under 500 yards

* Not as full-featured as other models

* Small design may be less than steady in some conditions


The Nikon ProStaff 550 Laser Rangefinder is a solid performer from one of the best manufacturers in the business. It would serve most hunters and outdoors enthusiasts quite well in virtually any condition. At this price level, it’s hard to beat, but it doesn’t come with all the features that other models may have. Users that need longer range, incline adjustments, or other features may have to look at other models, but those usually come at a price.