Welcome to the World of Woodworking, or WOW for short. This is a hobby of many facets, turning, scrollsawing, furniture making, intrasia, carving and much more. Many aspects of home renovation also involve woodworking to some degree, often the introduction to the hobby.

Tools can be added as required, many projects can be completed with only basic hand tools, it is not necessary to have a shop full of power tools right away.

Having a dedicated work space is ideal but not essential, many woodworkers work out of their garages or basements.

Safety is paramount when working with sharp cutting tools and power machinery, eye and hearing protection should always be worn.

Free Woodworking Plans

Absolutely Free Plans
An index to free woodworking plans, tips and techniques.

Vintage Internet Plans
Free "Mission Style" furniture plans, yesterdays projects, todays collectibles.

Woodworking Websites

A Woodworkers Bench Notes
A collection of plans, jigs and woodworking information.

Sawdust Making 101
A guide for the beginning woodworker.

Tools and Supplies

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware



Carpentry For Boys by J.S. Zerme, M.E. - online reprint

A book which treats, in a most practical and fascinating manner all subjects pertaining to the "King of Trades"; showing the care and use of tools; drawing; designing, and the laying out of work; the principles involved in the building of various kinds of structures, and the rudiments of architecture. It contains over two hundred and fifty illustrations made especially for this work, and includes also a complete glossary of the technical terms used in the art. The most comprehensive volume on this subject ever published for boys.

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