Welcome to Free Woodworking Stuff - the Internet's
most diverse collection of free woodworking stuff. This
includes: free books, charts, clip art, plans, software,
woodworking supplies catalogs, tips, articles, desktop themes,
and other woodworking-related materials.
Here's the rundown on what you'll find here:
Free Woodworking Plans
- This selection of free plans will keep you coming back.
Thousands of plans including plans for armoires, beds,
bookshelves, cabinets, chairs, children's furniture, coffee
tables, dining tables, desks, mirrors, picture frames, quilt
racks, router tables, toy boxes, workbenches, and workshop jigs.
Books - Free downloadable books (eBooks if you will)
about dust collection, wood carving, wood turning, and general
woodworking. Also a few woodworking book club deals (example:
buy 3, get 1 free).
Catalogs - All kinds of catalogs ranging from clock
making parts, router bits, general woodworking supplies,
sandpaper, custom made tools, wood carving, and wood finishing.
Charts - Downloadable charts and reference tables.
Includes drill speeds, wood properties, glue and finish
comparison charts, miter angles, lumber dimenions, standard nail
and screw sizes, inch/decimal equivalents, and plan of procedure
Clip Art - It's hard to find decent free clip art but I
think this collection is the best that's currently available.
Includes images of tools, woodworkers, woods, shop accessories,
furniture, and miscellaneous woodworking stuff.
Magazines - Free trial issues from the likes of American
Woodworker, Popular Woodworking, Shopnotes, and Woodsmith. Also,
free subscriptions to woodworking trade publications such as
Cabinetmaker and Modern Woodworking. There's even a couple free
online woodworking "ezines" in the list.
Woodworking Magazine Search Tools - Free online tools
for locating back issues of woodworking magazines. (How many
times do you recall reading about a project or woodworking
technique but can't remember exactly what magazine the article
was in?) Includes two multi-magazine index searching tools as
well as magazine specific search tools from various magazine
Woodworking Newsletters - Oodles of newsletters
featuring the latest tools, free plans, woodworking tips and
techniques, woodworking news, free tool drawings, and special
sales on tools and supplies.
Woodworking Screensavers - Spruce up your computer with
these free screensavers, desktop wallpaper themes, and
miscellaneous woodworking related images. Includes photos of
classic hand tools, exotic woods, and covers from past issues of
Woodworking Software - Downloadable programs and
spreadsheets (full functionality - not demos), trial versions of
commercial products, and online utilities. 70+
programs in total. Includes calculators to determine board feet,
wood shrinkage, shelf sag , compound miter angles, raised panel
door dimensions, graduated drawer sizing, project cost
estimation, sheet cutting optimization, segmented turning,
cabinet design, stair design, and lots more.
Free Woodworking Tips
- All kinds of tips such as surfacing wood, maintaining tools,
fixing mistakes, gluing end-grain, clamping tricky angles,
finishing oily woods, preventing screws from splitting, and
proper use of hand tools. Some of the listed sources will email
tips to you on a regular basis. There are even woodworking
tips for children!
Woodworking Tool Drawings - Sign up to win free
woodworking tools and supplies. Include special tool giveaways
and drawings from Delta, Dewalt, Porter-Cable, and other tool
companies. This page also lists several furniture design
contests that award tools to the lucky winners.
Free Woodworking Misc
- Miscellaneous free stuff that doesn't quite fit into any of
the other categories. we're talking free DVD's, wood
samples, carving patterns, safety glasses, tools, "space balls",
T-shirts, and more.
Come on in and enjoy the pickings!!