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Selected DIY Woodworkers' Sites

There are countless woodworking sites out there, but finding the genuine DIY hobbyist sites requires a bit of sleuthing. Sure, there are plenty of professional/gallery sites, and you'll have no problem turning those up by conducting a search, so I won't post them here. Instead, I went looking for some bona fide hobbyist and artisan websites - especially those that offer something of value to woodworking newcomers and intermediates, be it advice, articles, free plans, or just nice pictures of interesting projects. Below are just a few I encountered recently while I spent about an hour searching. They are listed in no particular order. While some may have a few ads to help support their sites, or perhaps sell a few items, I have avoided the overly commercial sites with popups or excessive advertising. One phenomenon I discovered while searching: there are lots of junky "directory" sites replete with piles of links - mostly dead links. I avoided those and you won't find links to them here. With that in mind I'll try to keep this collection of links fresh and updated from time to time as I discover new sites, but no guarantees. I might add more as I find them and as time permits. Enjoy.

Knock Off Wood How to build knock-out knock-off furniture.
Bob's Furniture The name says it all. Lots of really nice project photos.
Ol' Dave's Woodshop Where woodworkers are not all pros.
WoodWorkStuff Joe Lyddon's site. A collection of cool woodworking goodies. Lots of projects and how-to articles.
WoodHelp Marc Phillips' site. Huge collection of jigs, tips, articles, and project photos.
Sawdust Making 101 A guide for the beginning woodworker.
Around the Woods Darrell Feltmate's excellent site for woodturners. Includes lots of detailed tutorials for woodturners of all skill levels.
Joe Woodworker The quintessential non-professional woodworker's site. Plenty of good articles, lots of veneering info.
Rick's Woodworking Website A woodworker in British Columbia with lots of design ideas, links, free woodworking software, and a woodworking discussion forum.
Geoff's Woodwork UK site with lots of how-to info. Woodwork, cabinet making, basic carpentry and joinery techniques.
Jason Falejczyk Lots of project photos and an amazing Ipe deck and gazebo.
Lee Thomas Lee's website -- includes an interesting article on electrolytic rust removal.
Mark Goodall Mark Goodall's HappyWoodworking.com. Numerous how-to articles, reviews, and project photos. Great sense of humor
Mike's Workshop Mike Moorlach's woodworking site. Emphasis on scroll sawing, with lots of tutorials. While visiting the site, his biography is a must-read. Simply amazing.
SteveWeb Woodworking Steve Goldstein's woodworking website.
Sawdust and Shavings Dozens of good, objective tool reviews.
Bobino's Woodworking Webpage Lots of project and shop photos.
Dave Hylands' Woodworking Page Pens, shop projects and jigs Has some really nice downloadable CAD drawings.
Woody's Page of Woodworking Iowa woodworker with some unusual designs, some of which have won local awards. Site also features an interesting shop-built drum sander.
Matt's Workshop Project photos and some really nice, free downloadable project plans.
Grampa's Workshop A Canadian woodworker (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Red Green) with lots of tips, plans, and safety information.
Bill Sharp's Home Workshop Has project descriptions with photos and drawings, and some home repair tips.
Sal Marino's Woodworking Page Huge collection of well-written how-to articles.
Ken Delano Project and shop photos.
Bryan Wuest Lots of photos of projects and hand tools.
Ken Vaughn's Workshop A good site with lots of how-to articles.
Dominic's Wood Shop Project photos, shop photos, and a discussion forum.
Tom Almy's Workshop Shop and projects with lots of photos and project instructions. Covers jigs and small projects, and has some technical tips for the Shopsmith machine.
Big Daddy's Workshop Lots of project and shop photos.
Sawduster Tips and how-to information.
Luigi's Woodworking Pages Plans for jewelry boxes (one of which is really, REALLY huge), and a cool torsion box table.
Howard Ruttan's "In The Woodshop" A massive collection of useful articles for woodworkers of all stripes.
Jeff Gorman - A Woodwork Notebook Project info and lots of well-written how-to articles.
The Woodbutcher's Shop A very informative site. It has a site map, which is necessary to navigate the vast collection of helpful, and humorous, articles.
Rob's Woodworking Lots of project photos.
Bill Britton Photos of some really nice arts & crafts furniture, and plenty of small crafts items.
Allan's Wood Mizer's Workshop Lots of plans, informative articles, and unusual stuff.
Woodworking Matters Projects photos, tips, free plans.
Mark's Garage Shop Shop and project photos.
Excelsior Woodworks Projects and photos of old woodworking machines.
Old Rebel Workshop Hand-crafted items, tool reviews, and how-to articles.
Gary G. Lots of photos of projects and workshop construction.
Mike and Norma's Woodworking Projects Lots of project photos.
Roye's Place Project and shop photos.
Stuart Ablett's Workshop Lots of tool and project photos.
Tim the Toolman Rowledge's Woodworking Page Projects, tools and tips.
Scott Moore Eclectic site with some nice cabinet projects.
Chris Billman Projects, jigs, tool reviews and more. Nice section on modifying dust collection ports on power tools..

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