There are a lot of woodworkers out there that may have never built a set of kitchen cabinets or an entertainment center. I started woodworking in high school building simple things like jewelry boxes, picture frames, book cases and such. If I didn't read about how to build something in a magazine or see it on New Yankee Workshop, I was a little intimidated
. As the years went by and I accumulated more tools and moved up to the dbl garage instead of the shed out back, and then finally built a bigger shed out back and the wife regained her dbl garage again. I was able to entertain the idea of building more complex items on a larger scale.
I am sure there are a lot of people that just have never built some of the projects that we pump out everyday and these libraries could come in handy for a learning tool if nothing else. I have not participated in the production sharing program simply because of time constraints and not clearly understanding what all was involved in placing your items on the site to be offered.
I was talking to a fellow woodworker the other day and he was asking me if I would be interested in doing a kitchen. I asked him why he didn't do it, and he replied that he had never done a kitchen before. I told him it was basically the same as some of his other projects, just a lot more pieces to the puzzle. Get good measurements and lay your cabinets out correctly and start putting the puzzle together. Not exactly rocket science.
I would personally say that marketing has been poor in this area. How difficult would it be to maybe have an advertising section in one of the margins set to one side of the screen with pop ups or a slide show showing the different libraries that are available. How would you know what is available unless you scroll through them regularly to see if anything NEW had been added.
Something needs to change to generate some interest, the activity levels seem to be dropping on the forum. It seems as if the participation in the forum has dropped to maybe a couple dozen or so people.
Oops, got to go, late for church. Have a GREAT DAY EVERYONE!