My favorite woodwork links

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Blog entry by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 08-07-2015 11:01 PM 2256 reads 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Note: Thanks to Sras help this blog have now been moved to this forum instedad:

There is so much nice inspiration for woodworkers on the internet. Learning the skill have newer been easier and more approaceable as now. But keeping track of all that information can be difficult. At least daily i find a great site, think “i can easily remeber that adress for another day” and then forget about it 5 seconds later.

Thought that i should keep some sort of list of the best links to all things woodwork and it occured that i could as well keep it here for you guys to enjoy as well.

I’ll stress that these are my personal favorites. Focus will be on furniture, design, Mid Century Modern and inspiration in general. I’ll try to sort them according to theme and keep the list up to date as i find new, nice stuff.

Please let me know in the comments if there is something i just HAVE to add to the list

Designers: French designer who, among a lot of other things, design impressive furniture. Recomended! Dutch designer/aarchitect. Nice tables (including a cog-driven one) 2 Italian designers take on MCM Influential, French designer Canadian designer focusing on smaller things and Italian based Recession Design has made a collection of fun and simple designs (some including instructions)

Producers: Portugese company doing 1st class products. Some great designs Producer of a lot of Wegners chairs and other furniture Design and produce great furniture. Are fond of steamed oak Australian producers and designers Spanish producer. Large portfolio Small, Swedish producer doing exclusive stuff Simple and well designed furniture from New York French furniture maker that does some fine venering and bent wood furniture

Blogs: Great, informative blog from furnituremaker Clark Kellogg Steve Schuler´s nicely and intelligently written blog on books and woodwork Just have to like Pauls style, quiet, knowing and skillfull Lots of wokshop related projects but also some more adventurous stuff

Tools: The webstore of Dieter Schmid Tools in Berlin, Germany. Nice and expencive tools Another german tools store. Has a nice book selection and does workshops as well Lovely, lovely japanese tools. Great customer service Swedish wbshop focusing on US/Canadian producers German producer of classic, high quality tools Belgian producer of nice combination machines

Museums: Finn Juhl’s house of his own design including original interior. A must see! Has a fine collection of MCM furniture and modern stuff. Great cafe as well

Boris Beaulant: An LJ member. Does great videos of his projects. Modern meets classisistic style, light colored timbers. Uses machines a lot- and with skill.
Mathias Wandel: Love his videos. Nerdy and, at times, bordering the genious. Recomended!
Colin Furze: Insane inventor of the christmas tree un-decorator, the 60km/t baby stroller, the turbojet driven grill and the ejector bed. No WW but lots of fun!
KRTwood: An actual professional woodworker shares his designs and methods. Lots to learn here.
John Neeman Tools: Estonian forge doing handmade carpenters tools and knives. Beautifull videos that makes you want to learn blacksmithing
Thomas Johnson: Restores old, fine furniture. Not my style of furniture but this guy is so skilled that looking at him work is a pure pleasure

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 11:28 PM

Thanks Bamse.


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#2 posted 08-08-2015 03:54 PM

Thanks Madts!
Just updated the list with some videos as well

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 08-08-2015 04:18 PM

This is a great resource, thanks for putting it together and sharing it with us.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 08-09-2015 01:52 AM

This is an excellent list! Thanks for sharing.

If I may, I’ll make one suggestion. You might want to move this to a forum. When a forum entry is updated, it moves back to the top of the list. Blog entries are ordered by the date they are created.

The challenge is to decide which forum, I would suggest the Design Forum (I guess that is 2 suggestions ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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