WOODWORKING PROJECT

INSPIRATION

Every hobbyist needs inspiration and below you will find places where i get some of mine. I have detailed only a few websites,YouTube Channels and TV shows.

These are my go to resources and some I use everyday especially Lumberjocks.com as that is where my online workshop here. So I hope you find some of them as useful as I do and if you find others please let me know.



JAY BATES

@ CUSTOM CREATIONS

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I go to Jays website and YouTube Channel on a regular basis as he is a great communicator and explains his projects in an easy and friendly way. His YouTube channel is loaded with projects that a beginner or a advanced woodworker can do.


PINTEREST

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Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos) through collections known as pin boards.


LUMBERJOCKS

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This is one of my most used resources as it houses my online workshop, where people of all skill levels come to showcase the online workshop, ask questions, or get inspiration for that next build.

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STEVE RAMSEY

@ WOODWORKING FOR MERE MORTALS

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Steve Ramsey "For a long time there was a notion that woodworking was the exclusive realm of people who could afford expensive tools, and were privileged enough to have large spaces for their toys. To take part in this craft required years of tedious, laborious training, and with all that you needed the time to devote long hours in order to build something meaningful"


BOB CLAGETT

@ I LIKE TO MAKE STUFF

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I just started following this site as he had a lot of cool storage projects for the Workshop including a Lazy Susan bench-top organizer that I made and it came out awesome. He not only does woodworking projects but dabbles in a lot of different types of crafts including Electronic and CNC


THE WOODSMITH SHOP

America's #1 Woodworking TV show, this was the first Woodworking show that I found on the TV it has a very loyal following and the cast of woodworkers that host the show create a multitude of different projects from beginner to advanced. They build projects for the workshop and home and what I really like is their attention to detail.

America's Favorite Woodworking TV Show! Check out woodsmithshop.com/schedule/ to see when & where we're on in your area. All of the content for The Woodsmith Shop comes straight from the editors and designers of Woodsmith Magazine.


TOMMY MACDONALD

This was my favorite woodworking TV show RoughCut formerly hosted by Thomas McDonald (Tommy Mac) until it went off the air last year. Tommy was a graduate of the Boston famous  North Bennett Street School. You can still find his TV shows online especially on YouTube and the Rough-cut Website... He is very much cut from the same material as the Wood Whisperer in being a very high end woodworker with all the impressive tool. 

By the way RoughCut is back on the air (2018) with Popular Woodworking the new host is Tom McLoughlin from Epic Woodworking

Tommy Mac invites viewers into the workshop of Boston native and fine furniture maker Thomas J. MacDonald, a graduate of the famed Boston-based North Bennet Street School. Tommy shares his skills, best practices, tips and techniques giving the opportunity for anyone with an interest in woodworking, novice to advanced, to learn and excel at the craft.

ANA WHITE

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Ana White lives out in Alaska where she builds a great variety of projects  from basic to moderate. I have to say she does use the Pocket hole construction quite a lot but that's a great beginner joinery technique, anyway I use her website a lot where she gives a lot of free plans.

Let's Build Something!!!

MARC SPAGNULO @    THE WOOD WHISPERER

Marc is in every sense of the word "The Real Deal his knowledge is very exstenive , in my opinion he is proabably one of the best woodworkers in the coutry, he is a great teacher and you can take online course on his website. He is the absolute opposite of WWMM in that he has big tools and his shop is filled with Powermatic and Festool products. 

Education and entertainment for the modern woodworker! Have a question? Use http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/contact/ for a quicker response

TOM McGLOUGHLIN @EPIC Woodworking

I recently just started watching RoughCut again the new host was Tom who was previously a guest on the show over the years it was aired on PBS, Tom is the owner of Epic Woodworkin which is also considered in the distinction as Tom MacDonald and The Wood Whisperer (Marc Spagnulo). He focuses on a blend of traditional woodworking tools and power tools. I hope to be exposed more to him in the coming seasons of RoughCut.

My name is Tom McLaughlin. I am a career custom furniture maker and long-standing member of the NH Furniture Masters. My love for teaching the craft has me now focusing on connecting with any and all woodworking enthusiasts through both taped and live stream online training, as well as on-site class opportunities.