What fun is working with wood if you can't enjoy the company of others?
Here are 16 sites where woodworkers of all stripes can get together,
in-person or online.
American School of Lutherie Want to build yourself a stringed
instrument? Perhaps here's where you should start.
|Badger Pond Unfortunately, this great
site has been retired, however all of the terrific content is available at
Emergency Relief Fund A non-profit, tax-exempt organization
providing immediate support to professional craftspeople suffering
|DIY Forum A place for talking about your next Do-It-Yourself
This forum is dedicated to everything related to harvesting wood.
Electronic Neanderthal Woodworker Dedicated to the use and preservation of
old and antique woodworking tools.
Guild of Miniature Artisans Dedicated to promoting fine
miniatures as an art form.
|Marc Adams Woodworking School
A world-renown education for a reasonable investment.
Tool Collectors Association Dedicated to the study of, the
preservation of, and the understanding of the tools of our heritage.
of Independent Artists I particularly like the gallery; a wide variety of
pieces. And if you'd like to join, here's the place to go.
Paint & Coatings Association The preeminent organization
representing the paint and coatings industry in the United States.
North House Folk
School Located on Lake Superior in Minnesota, this school is focused
on teaching a variety of traditional northern crafts like boat building,
basketry and much more.
WoodNet Woodworking forum dispensing helpful advice from fellow 'sawdusters'
(hey, if this term ever takes off, remember where you saw it first ;-).
This site, managed by Ellis Walentine, offers up a forum where some well-known
experts participate to bring the best advice to the table. If there's a
finishing question in need of an answer, this is where I turn first. Added
bonus: Shop Shots detailing some very impressive work by forum
Clearly targeted toward the professional, with a variety of forums, information
and exchanges helpful to those that need to make a buck to keep the lights on.
Also available is woodworking software, available to try before you buy.
Woodworking Teachers Network With school woodworking programs
getting the axe, here's a good place to go for moral support.