Arts & Crafts : Wood Working, Woodworking, Woodcrafting
Explore Woodworking, Wood Crafting, and Wood Burning
Woodworking and crafting combines skill, artistic technique, and creativity with materials and methods enjoyed by many woodworkers, carvers, and crafters. Within this collection of wood crafting resources you'll find sites that explain and illustrate wood working techniques, carving, crafting, and pyrography; and those that share free tips, techniques, project patterns, and tutorials for a variety of creative wood working projects.
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Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
From woodworking plans, materials, and equipment, Rockler has everything you need to start and finish your creative wood crafting projects. You can even request a free woodworking catalog.
Caril Chasens Wood Sculpture and Carving Tutorials
Woodcarving tutorials for artists and creative people include: Cutting and Sanding; How to do Original Woodcarving; Displaying Wood Carving as Art; A Fine Line: Working with the Fragility of Wood; and Wood Carving for Artists.
Northwest Wood Carvers Association
Features basic step-by-step woodcarving lessons, articles, and patterns. Topics include: where to start; sharpening your tools; and intarsia: how to do it. Projects include how to carve a golf ball, key chain fish puzzle, canes and walking sticks, carving safety, and other submitted patterns.
An assortment of free "do it yourself" (DIY) projects and plans with detailed manufacture and assemblage descriptions of various wooden, metal and glass objects, classified in wrought iron, furniture and decoration, garden, kids toys, stuff for animals, and fun.
Women in Woodworking
"A site designed especially for the growing number of women woodworkers, as well as craftswomen and home improvement enthusiasts. Consider this your special online home: a place where women can learn, chat, see, and find out more about the wonderful craft of woodworking!" Be sure to visit the special tips and forum sections.
An extensive woodburning (pyrography) resource for beginners and advanced artists. A large list of tutorials will teach you how to get started in wood burning, select and prepare wood, add color, and finish wood. Plus, find over 175 free woodburning patterns to download. Includes finished project galleries and community forums.
"Your woodworking start page." Features articles, forums, and topics for woodworking 101. Topics include artistic woodturning, lathes, wood planes, furniture making, shop layout, getting started, woodcarving, home improvement, free projects, and step-by-step instructions.
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