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woodjewelry

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01-06-2011 08:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tool blogs blog directory specialist woodworking question

Hi, Im putting together a small directory (which I will share) of the best hand tool and speciality woodworking blogs.

Ive noticed existing directorys are either to large and unedited so the gems remain hidden or so small that you cant find anything.

I am most interested in the smaller, less known blogs that have great content, the directory will concentrate on quality not quantity (The directory will have about 200 entrys). I want to cover the specialist areas of wood working – green woodworking, instument making, model making ect

Can you help? What do you read?

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com


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Rileysdad

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 09:23 PM

I don’t follow any of the more specialized blogs you refer to, but you might take a look at The Renaissance Woodworker. He also runs an online hand tool school which is pretty good.

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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woodjewelry

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 09:52 PM

Hi Rileysdad,

The Renaissance Woodworker is a great blog Shannon Rodgers gives out a lot of solid information, been reading it for a while:-)

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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JuniorJoiner

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 10:26 PM

well, I recommend konrad sauer of sauer and steiner planes, he is a great guy, and I follow his blog.
Ian crosby , and Lord Godfrey are also great blogs by guys I know and went to school with.
as well as “Mock it up” by diasuke Tanaka, who is working in japan out of brian newell’s shop.
Nick nelson does some great work , and his blog is always current and well done.

If you put those guys blogs on your list, and follow who they do, you will have a good list.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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woodjewelry

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 10:40 PM

Thanks Junior Jointer,
Sauer and Stiener I knew of, the rest are new to me. Going to look now!

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 10:49 PM

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woodjewelry

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 11:03 PM

Thanks Dave Pearce,

Lots of links to great sites.

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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Tim Dahn

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 11:15 PM

Here are a couple of fav’s:
http://oudluthier.blogspot.com/
http://blog.lostartpress.com/

Oh and we can’t forget:
http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/
http://www.wkfinetools.com/ Always seem to be amazed at the information on this site.

Ok, one more:
http://www.fullchisel.com/blog/

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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woodjewelry

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 11:21 PM

Thanks Timbo, the village carpenter is one of my favorite blogs:-)

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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kalapolo

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#9 posted 01-15-2011 04:36 AM

I just checked out one of the sites listed above (http://www.wkfinetools.com/), and, wow! Great site. Would be a great addition to the directory you’re creating.

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woodjewelry

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 09:43 PM

Thanks for all you help,
I have put together the rough list (about 100 sites.) you can see it here:

http://www.woodworkers-online.com/p/top-100-woodworking-sites.html

I hope that every one can find from it something new. I know I found at least 20 really great sites I had never seen before!

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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Tim Dahn

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#11 posted 02-07-2011 04:51 PM

Mark thanks for putting this “list of blogs” blog together, it is nice to have them all together in one spot. I’ve added your blog to my list of blogs to follow.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 02-11-2011 01:19 AM

handtool blog …..old school ….then try this one
one great site with both blog and vidio´s on how to and why

http://www.logancabinetshoppe.com/index.html

thank´s for making the list :-)

Dennis

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Dave

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#13 posted 02-11-2011 04:09 AM

hear are a few links
http://www.constructionmanagementschools.net/blog/2010/55-great-sites-for-woodworkers/

http://www.xmarks.com/topic/woodworkingblogs

http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/WoodHowTo/INDEXHow_To.htm

And if any of you guys are on stumbleupon Under the arts and history tag lives woodworking. The way he site works when you find a great site you click the thumbs up and everyone can share what you have found.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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