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 Woodcarvers Association advancing and promoting the art and craft of woodcarving
British Woodturners Association represents the British wood turning industry and promotes the continuing craftsmanship and skill of its members
British Woodworking Federation trade association
European Woodworking Show woodworking exhibition
Woodworking Machinery Suppliers Association representing woodworking machinery suppliers

Information, tips etc.

Alan’s Factory Outlet good collection of resources for the beginner, including glossary and safety
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
Wikipedia entry for woodworking
Wood-furnaces beginner’s guide to woodworking
Woodnet 101 free woodworking tips
Woodshopics sharing site for ideas, best practices and tips
the Wood Whisperer another huge resource for woodworkers
Woodworking on the Web with Coeur du Bois information site for woodworkers and woodturners

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
Wood Projects 75 pages of free plans
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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