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07-25-2012 07:48 AM

Asking this question might, in normal circumstances, be considered “bad form”, but there seems to be no such thing these days on LumberJocks, so I’m going to ask…

What other woodworking sites would people recommend?
My personal main interest is in seeing a wide variety of projects rather than being able to ask questions.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 08:40 AM

Tom Fidgen’s Unplugged Workshop was one of the earliest sites I followed, largely because his book is what got me into hand tool work. LJ Kari Hultman’s Village Carpenter has been a source of advice and inspiration as well. I’ve found Fine Wordworking and Poplular Woodworking, both commercial sites, to be very helpful and recently have been following Lost Art Press. Still, I poke in to look at LJs much more often than anywhere else.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 08:48 AM

They all seem to vary over time depending on who’s posting and who’s not.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 11:16 AM

The number of sites is almost endless. Just do a goggle search and you can find more places to get projects and in a lot of cases free. What I don’t think you are going to find on other sites are so many different projects that has personal touch such as this site (LJ).
LJ is like no other site to me. Its personal ways we all seem to take ideas and turn those ideas into one of a kind project. Now i agree if you are looking for projects that everyone seems to be making then you should seek out other woodworking project sites.
To me LJ is better than home made bread, a slice or apple pie, or even a big bowl of ice cream.
The best part about LJ is I keep making friends that I wouldn’t get the chance to in most other sites.
Just expressing my feelings and not intended to say anything bad about any other site or bad mouth anyone.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 11:36 AM

Been a member of the Kreg jig community for a long time. On that site, I feel like Einstein! A lot of beginner questions in the forums. But a lot of projects, none the less. I like the Kreg for some things, but for others I will always use the older, more traditional methods because of the talent level, the craftsmanship, the challenge.

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#5 posted 07-25-2012 12:08 PM

The Patriot Woodworkers

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#6 posted 07-25-2012 12:24 PM

For many outstanding projects go to (clik project gallery)
It is mostly professional, user content site (similar to LJ in this respect). You can get some of the best professional advice there also.

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#7 posted 07-25-2012 01:48 PM has been around a long time and as mentioned, it tends towards professional woodworker/cabinet shops. So there’s a lot of interesting business related topics (insurance, quoting practices, CNC, software, etc…). has a very large membership and gets a lot of traffic. They require you to register under your real name (or at least a real sounding name) and the site is actively moderated. The plus side to this is that people are more civil and the political rants get nixed. The down side is that if you have a really bad experience with a tool company and open a thread to vent, it will likely get nixed as well….. as the site depends on those same conpanies for sponsorship. The archives at SMC are very extensive…. just search up TS sled and be prepared to spend a LOT of time reading/viewing.

Lot’s of others out there as well… only one that appears to be set up with an app (and is totally ipad friendly) is woodtalk, which publishes in Tapatalk.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 07-25-2012 02:11 PM

Woodnet and Woodworking talk. My “home” is actually the Wood Magazine site, and when i joined it about 12-13 years ago it was one of the busiest forums available, but Meridith publishing has made some really dumb software (and maybe policy) choices over the years, IMHO it’s almost dying a slow painful death. I look for a lot of traffic in a forum, but I also want a user friendly and sensible software platform. Another one I really like, but with very little traffic, is the Jeff Jewitt finishing forums.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 07-25-2012 03:03 PM

Just type that into a search bar, and you’ll get a ga-zillion links to what yer lookin for

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 04:31 PM

Thanks to all for the suggestions – I will now check them out.

Just type that into a search bar, and you’ll get a ga-zillion links to what yer lookin for
True true, but I decided I’d rather have 5 quality ideas from people here, than a Googol (sic) of answers from a search engine.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 07:18 PM

For projects, I have mixed feelings on They have a lot of nice stuff, but even on the paid site of their site, the search function is horrible. Here seems to be the best site for looking at other people’s projects.

For techniques, there would be a whole different list.

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#12 posted 07-28-2012 03:51 AM

I have a website… it’s NOT a forum…

It’s a Collection of goodies I have seen and liked over the years…

Most people like it…


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 08-03-2012 01:00 AM

SawmillCreek is a great site. Woodnet and Woodworking talk right behind it.

If you’re located in the Carolina’s, is a great, local site.

For forestry and milling related topics, the Forestry Forum is the best.

Woodweb is a great site for Pro’s.

-- Scott, North Carolina,

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#14 posted 08-03-2012 01:13 AM

New Woodworker – I like that guy.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#15 posted 01-29-2013 01:28 AM

I wouldn’t recommend woodworkingtalk, the jarhead admin there banned me saying that I had nothing to offer the other members. I replied by asking “how am I yet able to offer seasoned woodworkers advice as a new woodworker seeking their advice?” He then replied that 95% of my posts were not woodworking related. I then replied that maybe 95% of my posts in the off topic forum were not woodworking related which were about 10% of my total posts. Most of the members there are admin suck asses with the exception of a few. I really liked firemedic and some other guy who seemed to pay just a bit toooo much attention to me.

The big kicker was after I was banned I lurked the forum and the jarhead said the the only reason a girl would join a woodworking forum would be to get attention from guys! I’M A DYKE! I don’t want attention from guy’s I want attention from girls!

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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