WoodworkingWeb Awards

Got the email with the following message… “WoodworkingWeb Awards: Dovetail Joint The Awards entry period is over and we ended up with 7 entries. Now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your vote. Voting deadline is on Apr 30, 2016 at 6 PM GMT.” I spent several minutes looking at each project. I made notes and finally came up with my top 5 list. Then I tried to vote… While looking around for the ballot box, I finally stumbled on the “Rules” tab and found that getting an email...

WoodworkingWeb Quarterly Awards

No place on the Results page of the Quarterly Awards to make a comment, so I want to say here, Thank You to the members for voting my Salt and Pepper Shakers second place winners, and Thank you to the Admin for sponsoring the contest! I look forward to getting a new T-shirt and the 2nd place prize money will definitely go to a new tool!

New to the WoodworkingWeb

Hello fellow artisans and craftsmen, My name is Tom and I will be looking for tips, and projects here in the site as well as sharing some of the things I do. I am located in New Jersey and am a modest woodworker dabbling in woodburning, furniture, and small woodcrafted items. I’m always looking for ways to improve my skills and save time so if you all have any suggestions please feel free to drop me a line. My email and Facebook info is posted in my profile,…… knee deep in sawdust, T

Happy Holidays from WoodworkingWeb

We want to wish you a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season filled with joy and surrounded by loved ones. We’re so happy that you selected WoodworkingWeb as your online place to share and discuss your woodworking journey. Have the sharp tools, amazing wood grain and lots of creativity in 2015. … your WoodworkingWeb team: Martin, Michal and Debbie. P.S. Feel free to add your Happy New Year wishes below:


Hello WoodworkingWeb members. I just joined your club and posted my first creation, a Cherry Dulcimer, or 4-string Mountain Dulcimer, as it is more commonly called. I’ve been a woodworker most of my life, making flutes for 15 years, and dulcimers for 6 years. I’ve logged over 250 flutes, and just completed dulcimer number 86. Looking forward to making acquaintances and sharing ideas. …jack ferguson

Major Design Revamp

WoodworkingWeb gets a major design revamp today. Before: After: Let us know what you think.

New Feature Alert: Notifications Upgrade

Your WoodworkingWeb notifications are now easier to access and manage. When you click on the notifications button (the bell icon in the header if you have any), you will not be taken to a separate page anymore. Sleek notifications pop-up will open instead: Note, that we have also added a few handy features. You can remove any notification by clicking on the trash icon or even remove them all at once. Keep following more members to interact with the revamped Notifications tools more...

Received my tee shirt

I received my new WoodworkingWeb tee shirt in the mail that I was fortunate to win in the toy competition drawing. Just thought I would show you all how nice it looks. I wore it when I went to Woodcrafters for a few things and got a couple of comments about it from the guys, so I told them to spread the word. If I can find a beautiful young lady to model it I will, as I know it would look a lot better on her than an old broken down 71 year old relic. Thank you Martin.

New Feature Alert: Activity Logs

Ever wanted to see your WoodworkingWeb activity history on one place? Well, now you can. You can find your latest activity on your profile page (Me → My Profile) and clicking on ‘view all’ will show your complete activity history. We’re tracking new posts (creations, blogs, topics), discussions, faves and followings. And yes, you can check the activity of other members as well. Enjoy!

Ted McGrath woodworking plans

I would assume that everyone got the WoodworkingWeb notifier regarding ordering thousands of woodworking plans from Ted for only $67.00 if you order immediately. The BBB has an alert on Ted that says he Is not on the up and up, and if you have any unresolved dispute with this company you may wish to seek legal advice. His address, phone and email is bogus. All his info is already on the internet for free. What I don’t understand is how and why are we getting this in WoodworkingWeb...

Tool of the Month: BLOCK PLANE

What are your tips and knowledge of block planes? (Bo Peep’s Photo: https://woodworkingweb.com/entries/998-cleaning-up-the-block-plane-part-1)

1,000 Creations? When? Take a guess and win!

We’re fast approaching a nice milestone: 1,000 woodworking creations posted on WoodworkingWeb. Just the right time for a little fun contest :) Post a comment to this thread with your guess, when we will reach the 1,000 creations on WoodworkingWeb Use this format: month/day Each member can post only one guess Member of the guess which will be the closest to the day, when we’ll reach the 1,000 creations, wins! If there are two or more same guesses, the one which is posted...

Sooo much better search in the works...

We’re working on a much improved search experience… It will be first released this week on CakesDecor and WoodworkingWeb will follow in the next few days. You can already get a sneak peek on the Cakes pages. It’s coming to Blogs, Forums, Members too. See the following two quick results pages: Minion cakes Steampunk cakes Stay tuned :)

Stain + Lacquer????

Hi all, I have an opportunity to do a large number of dress up closets for a local non-profit similar to this: https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/1540-another-dress-up-cart The only difference is that they would like them stained instead of painted. Is there a product similar to Minwax Polyshades, that contains both a stain and finish, but that is lacquer based? I haven’t enjoyed using polyurethane in the past because of the long dry time, and the strange attraction bugs seem to...

Bird's Eye Pine/Knotty Pine/Pecky Pine: I'm Confused.

Recently I posted picks of the Wedding Card/Keep Sake box I made for a young couple. https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/2102-wedding-keep-sake-card-box I made the box from Birds’ Eye/Knotty Pine that I found at Lowes, or Home Depot, earlier this year. I’ve only seen this kind of Birds’ Eye/Knotty Pine once before, back in the early/mid 80’s. I love the pattern, and wish I could have found more boards. :-( I’m working on another Wedding Card/Keep Sake box and have my parts rough...

Rotate pictures on the Blog

I am sorry if this is not the correct place to post this issue, but I have been trying to get my pictures to rotate before posting them here. In my last post https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/2414-father-son-project-sword , I couldn’t find the way to do it. Does anyone know how to rotate pictures? Thanks on advanced

Sometimes all it takes is a small push

Yes, sometimes all it takes is just a small push. My favorite font called Roboto has been updated a few days ago, on January 14, 2015. It was used as the main font on WoodworkingWeb since the beginning. And the change was for worse. I immediately noticed it and it just didn’t look right. So, the perfectionist in me decided that it was time for a late Sunday coffee, a strong one, maybe two. And I started the process of testing, tweaking, testing again, comparing… I’m sure it’s similar to...

A question of payment

Hey everyone, I have had an issue come up. I was commissioned to build a keepsake box. The lady who asked for it is an old friend from Ohio that I’ve known since Junior High. I built the box, this box to be specific: "": https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/911-keepsake-box The customer says she mailed me the money, by putting cash in an envelope and mailing it to me. I’ve known this lady for over 30 years, and she is scrupulously honest in everything she does, but overly trusting in the...

Woo hoo!

I just found out that my latest funeral urn that I made for the Garden of Innocence is going to be displayed at a funeral directors convention in San Francisco. I’m pretty happy about that. It’s not an art gallery or anything, but the recognition is exciting. :-) https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/1557-another-garden-of-innocence-urn

World's biggest handplane

David Barron has a bunch of great instructional Youtube videos but he also occasionally demonstrates some pretty cool hand tools like this 5ft long coopers plane: It probably isn’t the biggest in the world, nor can I see it getting much use these days but would be a great conversation piece. Maybe our next WoodworkingWeb Award competition should be who can make the largest, functional handplane?