Here's some of my favorite Internet resources on woodworking.
Other Woodworking pages:
Here are a few good woodworking sites I visit regularly
Information, plans, magazines
- Fine Woodworking Magazine -- This is my favorite woodworking magazine because it focuses on the art of working with wood rather than the production of woodworking. I also enjoy Popular Woodworking, but the techniques and projects in that magazine often rely more on woodworking machinery than I would prefer (or can afford!).
- The Electronic Neanderthal -- A nice collection of resources devoted to traditional (non-electric powered) woodworking.
- The Woodwright's Shop -- The web page for St. Roy Underhill, one of the greats of hand toolery and traditional woodcraft.
- The New Yankee Workshop -- The official website for the show that got me into woodworking. Although I now prefer a more hands-on approach to woodworking (closer to Roy Underhill) I still enjoy watching Norm, and he deserves my thanks for showing me how easy it can be.
- Lee-Valley -- A fine tool catalog with lots of great products (many developed in-house) and fantastic customer service.
- Lie-Nielsen Toolworks -- Home page to one of the premier metal plane manufacturers.
- Knight Toolworks -- I own two Steve Knight planes, a smoother and a jointer, and they are fantastic. Both planes take translucent, fluffy shavings in the most difficult grain, and they can also be set to slice off a big slice. Adjusting a wooden plane takes a bit of practice, but once you get used to it, you'll never go back to metal planes.
- Homestead Finishing -- A good place to get all manner of finishing supplies and advice. Run by Jeff Jewitt, who often answers questions via email and on the telephone.
- Hock Tools -- If you want to upgrade your metal planes or make a wooden plane of your own, look here first. It makes a big difference, especially with the crappy iron in modern (post World War II) planes.