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I find magazines and their sites to be great resources for woodworking. These and links to other print, television and electronic media are included in the 21 links below.

MAGAZINES
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For inspiration, I look to Fine Woodworking and Woodwork.

This Old House and Family Handyman are great for home projects, often including woodworking. Definitely geared toward the novice to average woodworker (like myself). No hand-cut dovetails here, but plans are straightforward with attractive results. Weekend Woodcrafts offers up the simplest plans that, not coincidentally, can often be completed in a weekend.

ShopNotes, Workbench and Woodsmith are sister publications that I enjoy very much, with more of an emphasis on the shop in the first two.

American Woodworker, Popular Woodworking, Woodworker's Journal, and Wood are all helpful resources through their excellent articles and they often have some great plans.

Woodshop News is unique in both content and format. My biggest gripe is that its large size doesn't fit into my magazine holders :-) This magazine offers general shop and woodworking advice with an emphasis on the commercial side of the business.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Canadian Home Workshop For an emphasis on the home workshop, Canadian-style.

Canadian Woodworking Magazine Given the vast expanse of forests they have up there, no surprise there's a magazine dedicated to our neighbors to the North.

Creative Woodworks & Crafts A publication of All American Crafts Inc., this magazine focuses on smaller woodworking and craft projects.

Fine Homebuilding Even if you're not building homes for a living, there'll always be something in here for the woodworker.

Popular Mechanics As a kid, I loved the futuristic technology articles, dreaming of that not-too-distant future of moon bases and killer attack subs. As a homeowner, I can also appreciate the DIY articles on everything from gardening to tools to furniture making. Dive in.

Tools of the Trade Targeted toward the commercial woodworker, this site reflects the magazine's emphasis on everything tools: reviews, tests, chats. 

Yahoo! Listing of Woodworking Magazines If it's not here, it's probably there.

TELEVISION SHOWS

Home Again With each week's show, Bob Villa takes us through every DIY-er's dream project.

Home & Garden Television Everything about your home, and your garden, on TV.
Hometime Your PBS source for home improvement, remodeling, and repair information. One of my favorites.
The New Yankee Workshop It's Norm 24/7, offering project plans, videos and books for all of your learning needs.

   

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