Peter Hemsley of the UK presents a very informative page on his website that welcomes beginners to the world of wood turning and includes excellent information about safety, basic rules of turning, the lathe, and turning tools at
The cove and bead design is the standard for most table legs and often for bedposts as well. Keith Cruickshank has posted a video showing how to make a cove and bead design that will almost make you feel as if you are standing at his elbow. To see him in action just go to
This site was recommended by a student (Michael K) as part of his class project in a school in New York. You will find quite a lot of helpful information here.
Online Community for Woodturners
The American Association of Woodturners
Yadkin Valley Craft Guild
Find Mentor And Apprentice Programs
In Northwest North Carolina
Artisans in Wood - Links to Woodworking Sites
Click on the picture to see other fine furniture that I have built.
Free Woodworking Plans
Plans & Furniture Projects :: 3000+ Available!
-Categorized links to hundreds of woodworking projects
and wood plans for chairs, tables, desks, shelves, bookcases,
outdoor furniture, birdhouses, toys and more.
Enter the word "free" in their site search box to learn how to locate their free plans.
Fine Woodworking - Taunton Press
One of The Best Sources of Woodworking Information
That You Will Ever Find
If you are just beginning Woodworking and need help from professionals, you might want to visit Fine Woodworking's Sister site by clicking the link below.
Shop Projects and Plans
I have built so many pieces of furniture
from their plans that I have lost count.
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A Woodworking Coach site well worth your time can be found at woodworkingcoach.com
"The Old Woodworkingcoach's selection of wood lathes/tools and general woodworking hand and power tools used in his lifetime"
The following site was recommended by a young man named Jack who has become interested in woodworking. It contains useful information and interesting links related to Building with Wood, Types of Wood, Woodworking Projects, Wood Crafts for Children and other related items. Just click below to go to
Building With Wood - Tips and More
An Excellent Guide for Woodworking Information
can be found at "The Ultimate Guide to Woodworking/Presented by Sofas and Sectionals." Links are provided to many woodworking sites that will provide answers to most of your woodworking questions. (This site was recommended to me by Steven, a Technology student in a California classroom, who found my site helpful while working on a class project.)
Free Vintage Mission-Style
For more free plans, after you click on the above link and arrive at the site, click on "Free Woodworking Plans" in the right-hand column.
Meisel Woodworking Projects
Here you can find Toy Plans, Furniture Plans, Kitchen and Bathroom Plans, Windspinner & Whirligig & Wind Chime Plans, Birdhouse Plans, Patriotic Plans, Lighthouse Plans - and a whole lot more. You can find Hardware, Scroll Saw Accessories and Plans, Woodburning Supplies, Embossed Wood & Dowels, Wood Turnings (of course, I think that you should do your own woodturning), Workshop Tools, Eyes, Fasteners, Knobs, Handles, Hooks, Hangers, Hinges, Brass Hardware, etc.
Reclaimed Wood Sites
This link will take you to the page that has links to sites specializing in reclaimed wood.
Artisans in Wood -
MLCS - Professional
Routers, Bits, Table & Fence, Dovetail Jig, Template Kits, and a whole lot more can be found at
Turning Tools and Accessories
If you want a one-stop shopping place for woodturning needs, you don't have to look any further than Rockler.
A site of interest for woodcraft for young people is
Bedroom Furniture Spot - Woodcraft for Kids.
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