Quick Poll

Hobby woodworking has undergone a tremendous change over the past fifteen years, and much is thanks to the Internet.

Once the only way to learn about woodworking was to take a lesson from a school or a knowledgeable neighbor, relative or friend,  read books and magazines or watch woodworking shows.

Today, woodworkers have access to a vast array of resources right from the comfort of their own living rooms.  Websites featuring new techniques, tool reviews and video build alongs have sprung up and can provide immediate access to what woodworkers want to know.

Of course, the Internet could be a huge time waster, taking away valuable time actually doing something in the shop.

This week, how important of a woodworking tool do you believe the Internet is for you?

9 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. Hi! The internet is everything for me! I live in mexico and there no woodworking schools, the woodworkers work without any technique, everything yo do, you do because you find the way to do it or if you are loky you know somebody whos been working in us and he know something. Thanks to the internet everything I know is from there, thanks to Dave Marks for the show woodworks, Mark Spagnouolo for the woodwisper, popular woodworking, Finewoodworking and all the woodworkers who show their tecniques by internet because thanks to them I am who I am today! please visit my webpage http://www.johnswoodworking.com.mx and tell me what you think about my work, thanks

  2. Between the Internet & shows like Norm’s New Yankee Workshop, that’s how I got the bug.
    This is how I found your cool site, and many others!

  3. I will say that I didnt have a lot of resources nearby before joining a turning club to learn woodworking or woodturning so the internet by far was the only source I had to learn. Its been lowered a bit since joining the club and finding others nearby but its still pretty essential in other ways. thanks for this poll tom glad i am not alone in being a woodworking internet junkie.

  4. A Lot of my ideas and inspiration come from the Internet in one way or another. Not to mention learning about all the new tools and the convenience they provide.


  5. The net is the biggest resource I have, and the single most important tool outside of the workshop.

  6. umm duh, it where I go to meet cool people like you Tom. Just be careful what you Google when looking for woodworking tips. Apparently the keywords “hard” and “wood” have a large search base for another industry.

  7. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that
    over again. Anyways, just wanted to say superb blog!

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