Well, we’ve gotten to the point of the week where I normally post my link of the week.. and today won’t be an exception. There are some really good pages for beginning woodworkers out there, and the ones listed below are definitely worth a looksie…
- Wood Magazine’s Basic Built Series:This is is Wood Magazine’s initiative to provide simple, yet high-quality woodworking projects that can be completed with a minimum number of tools and skills. This site covers a wide array of topics – from how to find furniture worthy wood to where to find the best deals on tools. The inexpensive projects offered run the gamut from shop fixtures to tables, seating and casework.
- Fine Woodworking’s Start Woodworking: Fine Woodworking magazine offers a comprehensive site geared toward beginners. Loaded with plans, videos and articles on the basics, this site has much to offer the budding woodworker. And, what a great selection of projects there is – with something for nearly every room of the house. Check out the Q&A section, offering expert advice for woodworkers of all skill levels.
- Popular Woodworking’s I Can Do That: In every issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, the “I Can Do That” column features projects that can be completed by any woodworker with a modest (but decent) kit of tools in less than two days of shop time, and using raw materials that are available at any home center. Be sure to download their .PDF manual first before you get a start on things.
- New To Woodworking: Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer, understands that it’s OK to be a Noob. That’s why he put together this impressive site for the up and coming woodworker. He’s sorted through his site and found the best articles on shop set up, technique and projects with build-along videos.
- NewWoodworker.com: Tom Hintz is no longer a new woodworker, but, believe me, his site will help steer any new woodworker in the right direction. Before you buy a new tool or select a spot for your shop, be sure to pay this site a visit and soak in the knowledge.
- The Hand Tool School: If power tools aren’t your bag, why not give hand tools a go? Shannon Rogers of the Renaissance Woodworker runs the online Hand Tool School where you can learn how to unplug and get woodworking. There is a fee for the site, but you will be part of an online apprenticeship that will teach you the basics… and more advanced skills.
And, the articles for Get Woodworking Week keep pouring in… so many, it’s not easy to keep up on all of them. If you have posted an article for this year’s Get Woodworking Week and I haven’t posted it yet, shoot me an e-mail! In the meantime, here’s what I have collected for today:
- Chuck McGhee – Wood Chuck’s Shop: Be Smart about dust
- Nik Brown – The Digital Woodworker: Simple Frames for the home
- Elaine Andersen – Sawtooth Ideas: Get Woodworking Week 2013
- Stephen Duffy – WV Woodshed: Get Woodworking Week 2013
- Wilbur Pan – Giant Cypress: New tools rising
- Highland Woodworking: Tips for Getting Started
- Highland Woodworking: The down to Earth woodworker’s perspective
- Derek Olson – Oldwolf workshop: DIY DaVinci Notebooks
- Pete Harbin – Second Wind Workshop: Lancelot Link – I mean that’s a lot of links!
- Sawdust Newbie: Get Woodworking Week post
Marc, Matt and Shannon even had a special Wood Talk Online edition in celebration of Get Woodworking Week. Listen to it here!