There is no dearth of resources to learn new things. When it comes to the art of woodworking, the same thing applies. In fact, the resources on woodworking are so numerous and varied, that you are actually going to be spoilt for choices.
If you are interested in learning this craft or if you an experienced woodworker who wants to hone his woodworking skills, you can choose from a number of woodworking resources – right from online websites to magazines and woodworking shows. One such wonderful comprehensive woodworking resource is ‘Woodsmith’. For more than 3 decades, it has been providing woodworkers of all skill levels with all the information they need about this craft through various mediums like magazines, books, websites, weekly email tips and public TV.
The Woodsmith family comprises of five main members namely the Woodsmith magazine,books, Woodsmith Tips, Woodsmith Shop TV Show and ShopNotes magazine. Each one of these sources is varied but, they have only one goal and that is to make information on woodwork easier to understand and more accessible.
Let us discuss all these Woodsmith members of this wonderful woodworking resource in brief.
Woodsmith Magazine: It is a very popular woodworking magazine that many woodworkers subscribe and follow. It offers its readers with a number of varied, clear, detailed, woodworking projects designed for both
beginners and woodworkers with advanced woodworking skills. The projects it shares come with easy-to-follow plans making it easy for anyone to follow. Every issue of this magazine is rich in content with practical tips and techniques on woodworking, tools, accessories and equipment review from experts. The best thing about subscribing to such a magazine is that in every issue there is something new about woodworking to look forward to and learn. Want to know how to subscribe to this magazine, here is the link –http://www.woodsmith.com/magazine/. Meanwhile, you can have a look at the free downloadable plans that they have on their site. They are of very high quality and are easy to follow.
Woodsmith Books: Books have always looked upon as a knowledge source. Woodsmith have done a commendable job in bringing the knowledge of woodworking to people at large via books and DVDs. The best thing about it is that you can order all the books and DVDs they have to offer via their online store. You will find books on everything right from wood carving, woodturning, cabinet making, finishing, tools and jigs, or any other subset of woodworking. With their detailed instructions on using your tools, setting up a workshop, knowing about the safety measures that you should adhere to, you can discover your untapped woodworking potential. The best thing is the shipping for all orders within United States is free! Check out what all they have on offer by following the link. http://www.woodsmithstore.com/sibooks.html
This is another interesting feature that makes this resource different from all its counterparts. Subscribe to their tips by following the link http://www.woodsmithtips.com/ and get an amazing woodworking tip delivered for free to your email. These tips are shared by woodworkers for woodworkers. So, they are quite practical and doable, and are designed to help you sharpen your woodworking skills. You will get to see great tips in the form of some of the best how-to woodworking videos. So, don’t waste any more time and subscribe to this free feature on the site mentioned above.
Another great way to learn the skills of woodworking is by watching woodworking television shows. One of the favorite and most widely seen woodworking shows in the United States is the one aired by Woodsmith. They have aired several shows till date and each one of them is unique and rich in information. These shows cater to woodworkers of all skill levels – right from novice beginners to the experienced ones.
In order to make up your mind about watching this show, do have a look at the online extras and previews on the website. They are also working on making the full episodes available online and soon you would be able to watch them all, right on your laptop. However, at the moment, you will have to manage with the TV shows only. Want to know at what time it is aired in your area, just check out the station locater feature on their site. Here is the link: http://www.woodsmithshop.com/
ShopNotes is another magazine by the Woodsmith family. It has a very attractive website as well. The main focus of the content in this magazine is to help a woodworker make his shop more productive and efficient. Every page of this magazine has some great woodworking plans; it offers some practical and handy tips and techniques, some amazing jigs and fixtures that could make your work quiet easy and a lot of information about woodworking tools. The best is that there are no ads to distract you in this magazine. It has been published since 1992 and since then, woodworkers of all skill levels look up to this magazine for some of the best woodworking plans and woodworking shop tips available.
The fact that ShopNotes is written by woodworkers for woodworkers is evident. In each and every issue that is published every other month, you will find practical, hands-on information on woodworking along with great woodworking projects that are explained in a clear way with step by step instructions. Whether you a woodworking enthusiast, or are an experienced woodworker, you are sure to find something in this magazine that will help you better your skills. If you are still unsure about if you should subscribe to this magazine, why not check out the free preview issue. Just follow the link http://www.shopnotes.com/ and find out how to get your hands on the free magazine. Once, you have checked it you will know why it is a favorite among so many new and experienced woodworkers.
So, you see when it comes to Woodworking, Woodsmith has you covered on all fronts.