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Best woodworking membership site

by DuplicateData
posted 475 days ago

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#1 posted 475 days ago

You’re on it here

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 475 days ago

JMHO, I feel there are enough FREE resources and forums on the internet that paying to be a member ANYWHERE is a waste of money.


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#3 posted 475 days ago

I find myself frequenting You Tube and LJ’s more then any, get all the help I need aside the fact I don’t really have the time for other sites and I agree with rhett my money is better spent on magazines, supplies and tools.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#4 posted 475 days ago

I am with Blackie on this one. And the thing about YouTube is that you get to see the “bad” along with the “good” (practices) assuming you can recognize the difference. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc searches also can be a source of information. My only warning is to carry a BIG salt shaker when digesting this free information. That said, it is much like LJs in that respect.

Hanging out for a while, in order to get to know the members/posters, is a must-do activity if you are wanting to depend on any of this “free” advice. Know your source… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 475 days ago

FWW is a great value at $5/month for all the articles and videos. You can save/print which articles you need. As for the WW guild, I probably wouldn’t join, but there’s a few projects I would buy.

+1 on youtube and LJ, but I also like the woodnet forums a lot.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#6 posted 475 days ago

+1 for what NiteWalker said. Since your just starting out it is good to have a reliable source like fww.

Also i would recommend going to your local library and borrowing a few books on woodworking.

-- Joel

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#7 posted 475 days ago

I enjoy coming here more than any other woodworking site. No 2 wood be the Fine Woodworking website. I have many other sites that I like but time is always a problem.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 474 days ago

You mean there are other sites than this one? or Why would anyone want to go to any other site than this one?

I don’t post much but being a novice and fairly new to the hobby, this to me is the better site to learn…right, wrong, or indifferent. Cheap entertainment just reading others replies.


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#9 posted 474 days ago

Not only is LJ the most informative site on the Net, it is by far the most ‘user friendly”!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 474 days ago

You’re on it !!! ;o))

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#11 posted 474 days ago

+1 for Andy. I used to be a big fan of FWW, but have found it’s web site a total frustration—especially for a Mac user. Besides, LJ is like getting a new issue of the best WW magazine every day. I’ve subscribed to various WW magazine since the 80s, but I feel like I’ve learned more in the past year + that I’ve been on LJ. I know LJ has made WW more interesting and more challenging. The talent on this site is absolutely top notch, everyone is friendly and help is only a post away. Save your money for tools.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 474 days ago

yeah!!!!!! me too ..


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#13 posted 474 days ago

I belong to different woodworking message boards and see many members here on those too. While a new member here have been a member of those sites for years. Yes, many recurring questions, but people come and go so always interesting. Talent and skills of people posting advice and pictures makes my day.

Like Mike said search until find those that fit for you. You do not have to join to appreciate and see what is available at a site.

Have found a few bargains shopping at vendors sponsering those sites too.

-- Bill

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#14 posted 474 days ago

I am a member of Paul Sellers’ Woodworking Master Classes site ( ). It’s a great resource if you’re interested in hand tool woodworking. There’s a new 30+ min class every week and some pretty active forums. It costs $15/month and I definitely feel like I get instruction worth at least that much. The current project is an Arts and Crafts type coffee table. Past projects include a tool tote, dovetail boxes and caddies.

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#15 posted 474 days ago

Between this site, youtube, and other people’s blogs (Heartwood, Close Grain, David Barron come to mind right away but there are more that I watch), TV shows (Woodwright’s Shop, Woodsmith Shop, Rough Cut, New Yankee), and related TV show websites, I never feel want for ideas, techniques, tips, or anything. I do subscribe to Woodsmith magazine, and I buy the occasional other WW mag off the shelf, but other than that I find I’d regret the price of admission to the sites w membership fees.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#16 posted 474 days ago

I’ve never been a member of any such site as you are inquiring about. But, I’m pretty impressed with Lumberjocks. There’s an abundance of talent and knowledge. The people are great too, which creates a great atmosphere. I get a ton of ideas and information and “how to” articles here. I haven’t had the need to find something else.

-- Dick

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#17 posted 473 days ago

Just would like to thank everyone for all the replies and I have started looking into everyone’s recommendations. Can’t help trying to learn as much as I can….... it’s just the intp in me. I look forward to being a member of this community and talking with everyone. Thanks again

-- Just starting out on my woodworking adventure

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#18 posted 473 days ago

A little off topic, but is a great resource that I use mainly for downloadable books. Most of them are free and do not break applicable copyright law. I’ve found about 40 books on metalworking and I’ve been downloading a lot on woodworking as of late. The site also offers other media aside from books. There’s all sorts of things on each topic including old advertisements, catalogs, videos etc.. Many of the metalworking and woodworking books that I have include plans for projects..

-- -Andy ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

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#19 posted 473 days ago

Charles Neil’s Mastering Woodworking classes are excellent because he just lets the camera roll. You see any mistakes and how to correct them, loads of tips and tricks he’s learned over decades in the business, and you make some great projects.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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#20 posted 473 days ago

I do not speak English. Because of it I cannot visit many sites in the Internet. But here, with a translator on line (and my poor knowledge), it is sufficient to learn many things. We can see wonderful things. We can learn many things. And as the companions say, little money that we have, for instruments. Thank you for a site like this.

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#21 posted 415 days ago

I’ve been on Paul Sellers for a couple of weeks now and I like it a lot. Great resource if you like minimalist woodworking with hand tools.

There are so many subtle techniques you learn from watching him work. I wish I would have had this resource when I first started out. It would have cut through so much confusion for me.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#22 posted 415 days ago

I’m relatively new to woodworking and really like the FWW site. It’s really cheap and provides high quality articles (that you can save and print) and videos. I use it all the time. The tablet version of the magazine is also great as it connects directly to websites of advertisers and additional online content like companion videos to the articles. I use the Wood Whisperer podcast but can’t say anything about the subscription service.

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#23 posted 415 days ago

Yeah, I agree, the FWW online membership is worth the cost.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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