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Associations

  • Atlantic Woodworkers Association - celebrating over 30 years of learning and education in the art of woodworking. Professional and amateur woodworkers dedicated to promoting skills through self-education, keeping up with the latest methods and tools, and sharing knowledge with those interested in woodworking.
  • Durham Woodworking Club - is all about the many facets of woodworking as a hobby, and the sharing of skills and information. We are located in downtown Oshawa, Ontario.We always welcome new members, so please explore our website and see who we are and what we do.
  • Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club - enthusiastic carvers dedicated to promoting wood carvings as an art.
  • Kamloops Woodworkers Guild - excellence through knowledge and workmanship. Sharing ideas, techniques, friendship and camaraderie.
  • Kingston Woodworkers Association - a group of wood working enthusiasts of all skill levels and interests, novice to expert, who meet to discuss and share in all aspects of woodworking.  
  • Kitchener-Waterloo: Owls Nest Woodcarving Club.
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Woodworking & Craft Centre - It has been said that the man or woman who has or acquires a rewarding, relaxing hobby is to be envied. One of the greatest sources of personal satisfaction to an individual is seeing his or her own idea grow from rough material into a finished object of beauty or usefulness, strictly as a result of his or her own effort.
  • Scrollsaw Association of the World - Whether you are interested in Fretwork, Marquetry, or Intarsia; whether you work in wood, or other mediums; whether you design your own patterns or use available patterns; no matter what brand of scroll saw you use; and no matter where in the world you are located.
  • Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society - To encourage excellence in woodworking and make Canadian woodwork known as unique and of the highest quality, to use our skills and resources to help people in the community...
  • Wasaga Woodworkers Club - A club for men and women which promotes and educates on various topics of woodworking, turning, carving, etc. Also does projects for the community. Simcoe County Ontario

Blogs for Woodworkers

General Interest 

Freebies

Fun

  • Canadian Home Workshop Archives - Lots of free plans from the do-it-yourself magazine -Canadian Home Workshop.
  • Fun Trivia - Riddles, puzzles, the greatest collection of quizzes in the world.  Interesting and entertaining!
  • Hammer Dude -
  • Web Holidays - Now you can celebrate everyday!
  • How To Clean Anything! - from home to boat to pets.
  • How Stuff Works - is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages.
  • Puzzle Warehouse - a superb collection of traditional paperboard and wooden jigsaw puzzles including children and adult large piece puzzles for sale. You can also play over hundreds of Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles..
  • Virtual Bubbly Wrap-Add some fun to your day...So what is Virtual Bubble Wrap? It is only the most fulfilling experience on the World Wide Web!  All the fun of ordinary bubble wrap, but when you are done, you can start over!!! These bubbles can regain their popability with just a click of the mouse! 

Finishes/Paint

  • Ask Dresdner  - If you are looking for information about wood finishing techniques, paints, brushes, spray guns or finishing materials, you have come to the right place!
  • Glow in the Dark Paint - New technology that is 10 times brighter than existing glow in the dark paint and it will continue glowing all night!
  • GloNation Glow in the Dark Paint -  GloNation.com provides very bright and very long glowing Glow in the dark paint and powder. Artist quality and great for Crafters and hobbyist. Excellent for
    kids crafts too.
  • MinWax - beautify, protect and restore wood.  Check out their Free plans.
  • MinWax Stain Colour Guide
  • Old Master - Old Masters will help you find the coatings that are right for the job!  Tips & techniques!
  • Unfinished Furniture Association - Tips on finishing wood furniture.
  • Wood Finish Supply - your mail order finish & touch up source.  Tips & techniques!

How to...

  • Ask John Eakes -  After almost 30 years in the field of home renovation, Jon Eakes is still most interested in spreading knowledge about the important basics. You will find the most extensive home improvement encyclopedia on the web.
  • How to apply polyurethane - The Family Handyman
  • Cove Cutting - asymmentric  - This article describes a clever template system I have developed for pre-determining the fence and blade angles for the desired shapes of coves.
  • Crown Moulding Installation
  • Easy Crown Moulding Installation
  • Do It Yourself - Deck Building - When you decide to build your own deck, you need all the information you can get. This site provides you with all the information you have ever looked for including tips and tricks and that background information you could never seem to find anywhere else.
  • Get2Human - When you are tired of wasting money and time due to phone systems that require you to press 10 or more options in order to reach a real person and spending many minutes or even hours on hold, consult the Get2Human database of secret phone numbers.
  • Gluing Tips by Titebond
  • Home Addition Plus - A DIY Home Improvement and Home Remodeling site for homeowners, offering how-to advice on home remodeling, home improvement and home addition projects.
  • Inside Woodworking - free online home improvement and woodworking magazine.
  • Measuring Tape Markings - Sew4home
  • Mortise and Tenon: A Primer- Joining long grain to end grain with mortise and tenon - the king of rail joints. By Ian Kirby 
  • ShortCuts - by Graham McCulloch tool news and views, tool tests and columns.
  • The Router Shop - Check out their Router Tip Archive. This includes all router tips available to date!
  • Turning - The Reverse Curve - How to design, visualize and produce complex curves by Joh Siegel
  • The Water Garden - How to build a water garden or fish pond.
  • Weather Network
  • World Time

  Lumber

Machine & Tools

Measuring

Plans

  • Behm Design - Want to build a garage?  You will find the perfect plan here!
  • Panelized Log Homes - Panelized octagon homes.
  • DIY - how-to projects with easy step-by-step directions. Whether you are creating a craft, remodeling a home, or planting the perfect garden, the DIY Network gives you the details you need, and the DIY Web site lets you see it again, print it out and take it with you.how-to projects with easy step-by-step directions. Whether you are creating a craft, remodeling a home, or planting the perfect garden, the DIY Network gives you the details you need, and the DIY Web site lets you see it again, print it out and take it with you.
  • House Plans and Home Designs at The Plan Collection - Looking for house plans?  The Plan Collection offers house plans and home designs from the finest designers and architects.  Browse through thousands of floor plans of all architectural styles.  Custom designs and modifications are available.
  • I Like To Make Stuff - woodworking category
  • Intarsia Net -Promoting this art form and for Intarsia artisans to showcase and sell their works, sell Intarsia related items, find Intarsia related links, and discuss their trade. 
  • Furnitureplans.com - a great site for downloadable plans!  They also have 2 FREE downloadable plans for you!
  • Saw4Fun - Selection of low cost and free downloadable Scroll Saw patterns. Includes items like puzzles, coasters, plaques, and compound sawed items like chess pieces, dolls and doll accessories.
  • Sheila Landry Designs   - Scroll saw patterns, painting patterns and kits, articles, tutorials and advice for creative woodworkers and painters. Sheila Bergner-Landry has been a contributing editor to "Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine" for over 14 years during which time she has earned a reputation for quality patterns and friendly, helpful advice.
  • Vintage Games Woodworking  - for wooden board / table games.
  • Wooden Gear Clocks - If you love clocks and working with your hands, Jeff Schierenbecks  wooden gear clock plan and kits will give you hours of creative pleasure and years of enjoyment.
  • Wooden Gears - These gears really work!
Publications

Resources

  • Lacartes -Lacartes.com started in London UK as an online guide for local businesses. It has since evolved into an online community, where you can explore a wide range of products and services offered by 26,590 companies in 95 countries, share experiences and updates, make online bookings and more.
  • Manta -Manta helps small businesses profit, connect and grow through the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business. Millions of people come to Manta each day to buy from, partner with and connect to companies. 

Shows

Suppliers

  • Ballew Saw and Tool -We have been in business since 1968. Our products include router bits, shaper cutters, bandsaws, lathes, mills, sandpaper and more.
  • Classique Hardware - Canada's premier source for specialty hardware.
  • Chipping Away  - dedicated to the wonderful world of woodcarving and all areas of wood art.
  • Clear Vue Cyclones - Lots of dust collection information from shop layouts to FAQ's
  • Country Tool Shed - Thamesford
  • Floor Mats - We offer a wide variety of floor mats for industrial use, sports areas, animals, kitchen areas, and more.
  • Kerry-All Pouch -just what you need to transport expensive plywood and building materials, in any weather.
  • House of Antique Hardware- reproducing historic antique hardware.
  • MacRAE'S Business Directory - Business-to-Business information on millions of US companies.
  • Monarch Metal Fabrication - leading international manufacturer and distributor/supplier of Monarch Z Clips�and fine custom architectural metal products.
  • Online Small Engine Parts -Cormier Equipment is a Canadian owned and operated online store with thousands of lawn mower, snow blower, gas trimmer, garden tiller and chainsaw parts.
  • Profile Canada -this site features a rich, relevant and searchable database of more than 1,000,000 Canadian businesses respectively. Free to users - allows someone to search, identify and locate businesses by company name, product, size of business and more.
  • Royce Sales - Premium sandpaper and abrasives.
  • Tersa Planer Knives - After working in the Timberframing and Woodworking industry for many years, we experienced first-hand how�important�it is to have the right tools and machinery to work with.
  • The Shutter Store - one of the first companies in the US to provide made to measure high quality wood shutters for DIY installation at knock down prices!
  • Woodshed Tools Inc.  - Featuring router bits, shaper cutters & forstner bits for the professional woodworker & hobbyist.

Turnings

  • Osborne Wood - Online catalog of wood components. Table legs, wood bun feet, corbels, and kitchen turnings - stock and custom turnings for your project!

Videos

Woodworking

  • A Beginner's Guide to Woodworking - by House Plans and More.
  • American Workbench - a multipurpose, sturdy, 
    built to last heavy-duty workbench, perfect for the 
    garage or wood shop.
  • Handmade Wood Puzzles - Looking for the finest handmade wood jigsaw puzzles available? Look to StavePuzzles.com for handmade wood puzzles where they have been crafting the finest and most clever handmade wood puzzles since 1974.
  • Hoffmeyers - Reproduction of old windows is their specialty.  They can build windows to match your existing windows especially if you are doing a restoration or an addition.  Plus flooring, porches, moulding, benches, swings....
  • MouseTrap Racers - Doc Fizzix - understand the basic propulsion system, basic concepts, basic designs and much more...
  • Solid Wood Furniture - A family-owned and operated furniture company started in 1844, Harden Furniture has a legacy of fine furniture making deeply rooted in American craftsmanship, quality and tradition.
  • Woodgears - An engineer's approach to woodworking
  • Wood Carving - Some dynamic students at Jefferson District Library found our links page a great reference and as a small token of their appreciation, they thought up the idea of sending along another helpful page that they came across in their research. It has some great resources and information on woodcarving that they thought could be helpful for other students as well... Thank you Mrs. Mowry's Class!

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