Woodworking Internet Sites
Last updated 2/6/00
This is a list of sites through which you can find lots of other
information, not all Neanderthal-leaning. This includes online discussion groups, sites with lots of pointers, and sites related to TV/magazines/etc. I've also separated out
some "full-service" sites that include most of
the above and more.
Sites for a single organization are not included here; you'll find some
pointers to such pages on the tools,
supplies, organizations and places pages. I also don't list finished woodworking
businesses; I just don't have enough time to do a good job of it.
- The Woodworking Catalog
- Sells web space and pointers to woodworking businesses. Also has pointers
of general interest, including extensive ASCII directories of suppliers, and
a woodworking e-zine. Also home to a thriving want ad/bboard service. Actively
maintained and worth coming back to.
- Badger Pond
- Articles, discussion groups and a couple of weekly chat sessions.
- A venue for detailed discussion of old tool stuff.
Also see the announcement/invitation and
answers to frequently asked questions.
There are also two sources of thread archives: one maintained by Roger Rosner and one by John Gunterman.
- The illicit union of alt.neanderthal and rec.norm.
- Discussion of carving (in all materials, not just wood.)
- Discussion of woodturning: tools, materials, techniques.
- a Japanese furniture forum.
- A group of Japanese do-it-yourself discussion areas.
- WOOD Online Discussions
- WW discussion groups hosted by WOOD Magazine.
- The Oak Factory - Woodworker's Bulletin Board
- A web-based discussion forum.
The August Home WoodNet Forum
- A web-based discussion group.
- IRC #woodworking
- Discussing woodworking via Internet
- Ornamental Turning and
Antique Tool Bulletin Board
- Want ads for the above. Uses client pull to update -- de gustibus and
- Antique Tools
- A similar, less specialized service.
- The Tool
- An even less specialized want ad service; at least it has a hand
tool category, at my request.
- WoodWeb Home Page
- A commercial site aimed primarily at professionals.
- The Woodworking Market Place
- A British directory for the woodworking biz.
- The World-Wide Web Virtual Library:
Furniture & Interior Design
- A set of furniture-related links maintained by i3.
- Tooling on the Web
- A site dedicated to tools of all kinds. Primarily a collection of links
right now but offering web presence to prospective clients.
- Lore, plans and links.
W5: WoodWorking on the World Wide Web
- Bob Brown's page, lots of pointers, tips, even PC CAD software.
- Jim Roche's page, lots of FAQs and pointers.
WoodTurning on the Web
- Robert Spragg's compendium of woodturning links.
- Wooden Reflections
- Notable for its list of
Something completely different
The PHOAKS directory of
webpages mentioned in rec.woodworking.
- Woodworker's Journal On-Line
- Electronic cousin of the magazine.
Yahoo! Internet Life: Woodworking
Capsule reviews of some woodworking sites from one of the leading
Canadian woodworking and home improvement.
The Fine Tool Journal
Articles on new and old hand tools, mail auctions, and tools for sale.
This site includes an online subscription form.
- Dean's web page.
- This Old House
- The show and the magazine. I'm quite sure Norm does not endorse the related
- The web presence of Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine. Includes a
useful database of tool and material suppliers.
- A very slickly-done website. Note especially the
Shop Talk section.
A monthly journal of the woodworking trade. Notable for their online events calendar.
- A bimonthly concentrating on the West Coast.
- An industry newsletter.
August Home Publishing
- The publisher of Woodsmith, ShopNotes and Workbench Magazine.
- Publisher of Fine WoodWorking and Home Furniture, along with many woodworking books.
- A magazine.
- The Woodwright's Shop
- Roy's UNC-TV home page. See also the Woodwright's Shop FAQ, courtesy of Geary Morton,
the show's producer.
- A British woodworking magazine.