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.
@ CUSTOM CREATIONS
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.
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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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@ WOODWORKING FOR MERE MORTALS
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"
@ I LIKE TO MAKE STUFF
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ROUGH CUT - FINE WOODWORKING
Host: Tom Mcloughlin
I first started watching this show about 5 years ago when Tom MacDonald was the host, season 8 of the show has a new host and his name is Tom McLoughlin who is the owner of Epic Woodworking, the show's format is still very much embedded in traditional woodworking project and practices and is a great resource for woodworkers that want to move up-to that next level. Although I really enjoyed the show before the new host I still watch it because to be honest there is not a lot of traditional woodworking shows on the TV.