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Blog entry by bluejazz posted 12-24-2010 08:16 PM 1245 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am relatively new around here and thought I would share something I find useful. I have built a webpage that employs google’s site searching code and allows you to do google searches that searches only woodworking sites.

The site is : http://sandbox.wgcinc.com/Wood/GoogWoodSearch.nsf/Start?Open

The site is very simple, just select the type of search you are interested in (Suppliers, information, or Plans)
Type in your search criteria just as you would any google search. The difference is that you will get results only from sites dedicated to Woodworking. (Amazon.com is an exception in the Suppliers area)

I have no idea if anybody else will find this useful; but I certainly enjoy getting just the types of hits I am looking for.

Since this is a testing site my employer owns, I have added some links related to our non-woodworking offerings, just in case somebody might find those services useful.

Give it a whirl. Let me know what you think. Depending on whether there is any real interest, I am open to adding sites people think would be valuable additions and perhaps new categories of searching.

Again, the site is at http://sandbox.wgcinc.com/Wood/GoogWoodSearch.nsf/Start?Open

Bluejazz

-- I'm 56. In my mind, I still feel 26. Until I do something physical; then I feel 76.



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Sailor

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#1 posted 12-24-2010 08:28 PM

Pretty awsome I must say. I really like this tool, what a great early Christmas gift!

Thank’s for putting your time into this for other woodworkers!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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#2 posted 12-24-2010 09:44 PM

thnx so much for the link/s. i’ll be usin em fer sure… a late welcome to LJ’s. i’m fairly new also. this is a great place for any and all things wood n wood tools. have a Merry CHRISTmas. enjoy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 10:03 PM

Thank you – an unexpected pleasure.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#4 posted 12-24-2010 10:32 PM

Thank you! I’ve already searched infrared heaters using it. My garage is cold and I just need warmth over the bench.

Merry Christmas to you too!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 04:42 AM

Merry Chrismas to you Too
thank´s for the gift :-)

better late than never welcome to L J enjoy

take care
Dennis

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twokidsnosleep

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 07:36 AM

Thank you for taking the time to do this
Best of the Season and the New Year to you

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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mafe

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 01:07 AM

Thank you for sharing this.
Wonderful idea!
Best thoughts and merry Christmas,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Blake

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#8 posted 12-26-2010 06:08 PM

I don’t get it. It doesn’t seem to work. I put in “Maple” as an example and all I got were hits for “Maple leaf rag” on Youtube.

Then clicked on the plans link and put in “Box” and got results for cardboard shipping boxes and UPS. What is the point?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#9 posted 12-26-2010 07:03 PM

A very unique creation. many thanks for the access to it.
It takes a little getting used to and obviously not for everyone.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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KDO

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#10 posted 12-26-2010 07:22 PM

Thanks.
Anything that can help tame the Internet MONSTER is appreciated.

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bluejazz

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#11 posted 12-27-2010 04:51 PM

Blake, I agree ‘Maple’ won’t get you much of interest . I do get better hits than you describe with ‘box under Plans. If you try ‘Maple lumber’ or ‘Maple finishing’ you should get better results.

This is definitely an attempt to achieve addition by subtraction. You will not hits with this tool that you would not get with a standard google search. And there well could be some hits you could have received that are missed because so many sites are not searched.

So like a Japanes hand saw, we may not use it each time we head to the shop. But there may be other times when it can solve a speciific problem or save some time.

Bluejazz

-- I'm 56. In my mind, I still feel 26. Until I do something physical; then I feel 76.

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