Sep 27, 2010
Popular Woodworking. Free plans and downloadable PDFs with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos. The Wood Whisperer is synonymous with modern woodworking. Marc has DVDs for purchase as well as countless free tutorials. Woodsmith. Tons of downloadable plans. Super clear instructions. They also have a series of books that I have used many times. Wood Magazine. I have subscribed to them for years. Top-notch outfit with excellent plans and a large selection. Individual PDF downloads. Many free plans. They also include tear-out templates in each hard-copy edition. Rockler is a name all woodworkers can trust. Awesome customer service. The New Yankee Workshop, of course. You can buy plans and videos of the projects Norm Abram made on his show. PlansNOW.com Downloadable project plans and technique articles developed by the editors Woodsmith, ShopNotes, and Workbench magazines. Workshop Essentials. Steve Maskery’s site for jigs, fixtures and more. Charles Neil Woodworking with detailed instructional videos. Craftsman Plans. Robert W. Lang has top quality plans and instruction. His books are excellent sources for historical accuracy and construction techniques. American Furniture Design. Furniture plans of all types. Better Barns. This is a great site to purchase plans to build a wide array of beautiful lawn buildings, sheds and barns. The Woodworkers' Edge. Glen Huey offers a variety of woodworking DVD packages on his web site containing video instruction, project plans, cut lists: everything needed to build his fine furniture. NewWoodworker.com Tom Hintz makes no bones about being a regular guy without a huge corporation behind him. I like that. He sells plans to his fine projects on his web site. The Scrollsaw Workshop Steve Good runs a continually updated blog containing lots of useful information and plans for the scroll saw entusiast. Fine Woodworking has been a trusted name for years. Lots of plans for the serious woodworker. Woodworker's Journal has lots of downloadable plans and CD compilations. I've used a few of their plans in the past and they are all top-notch. Sign up for their ezine and get three free plans, too. Lee Valley sells a wide array of high-quality plans and books in addition to their extensive tool selection. Tools for Working Wood has a lot of period furniture plans and books for serious woodworkers. Do a site search for "plans". WoodMarvels.com specializes in designs for CNC routers and laser cutters. There are a LOT of plans, or you can buy the projects already cut and ready to assemble. Meisel Hardware Specialties Paul Meisel's wonderful site with tons of small project plans including a great selection of toys. Scrollsaws.com is a site by Rick Hutcheson dedicated to, well, scrollsaws! Reems of original paterns including an enormous and intriguing selection of Victorian patterns. Intarsia.com Judy Gale Roberts' site with great plans and ideas for people who love intarsia, the art of combining woods into mosaics. Beautiful stuff. Sheila Landry Scroll Saw Patterns Sheila has been designing for Creative Woodworks magazine for 13 years. Beautiful original plans for scrollers. Woodturning Online features an enormous variety of online tutorials and original woodturning plans. Scroll Saw Video is a large site with information for the scroll saw enthusiast. Plenty of tips, videos and plans.