Woodworking - links

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Associations, societies etc.

British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association – national organisation of craftsmen engaged in furniture conservation and restoration

British Woodturners Association – represents the British wood turning industry and promotes the continuing craftsmanship and skill of its members

British Woodworking Federation – trade association

Woodworking Machinery Suppliers Association – representing woodworking machinery suppliers

Information & tips

BenchMark – provides technical information to woodworkers, about woodworking related projects, machines, and techniques

Get Woodworking – online woodwork resource

IdoStuff – guide to buying and preparing timber for woodworking

New Woodworker – huge resource for new woodworkers

Pro Woodworking Tips – 350 pages of tips for professional woodworkers

Sawdust Making – great resource covering the fundamentals of woodworking

the Wood Whisperer – another huge resource for woodworkers

Free plans

Bob’s Free Woodworking Plans – all sorts of free plans – jigs, benches, tables, kennels, toolboxes etc.

FreeWoodworkingPlan.com – enormous free project and plan database

Vintage Internet Plans – fantastic site – collection of free Mission Style furniture plans taken from publications dating back to the late 1800s; Mission Style furniture grew out of the Arts & Crafts movement

Woodworker’s Bench Notes – free plans and jigs


Do-It-101 – Carpentry for Boys – free book from 1914

Handplane Central – a brief history of the woodworking plane

a History of Woodworking – site devoted to the history of woodworking

Museum of Woodworking Tools – online museum you can visit without leaving your armchair

Project Gutenberg – free ebook – History of Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

Tools & Trades History Society – educates the general public in the history, development and use of hand tools and of the people and trades that used them

Vintage Machinery – devoted to information on the history, restoration and use of vintage woodworking machinery

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