woodworkers resources

Photo via My Public Domain Pictures

Photo via My Public Domain Pictures

Here are some great online resources, many in the public domain, for woodworkers. A favorite of mine is the classic Machinery’s Handbook For Machine Shop and Drafting Room:

“a reference book on machine design and shop practice for the mechanical engineer, draftsman, toolmaker and machinist”

Over at the Woodworks Library you’ll find a collection of over 175 complete books (.pdf format) on woodworking and related subject areas, including:

Understanding Wood
Furniture and Design
Upholstery and Leather Work
Pattern Making
Shop Mathematics and Calculation
Blueprint Reading
Hand Tools
Machine Tools
Shop Machinery
Blacksmithing, Welding and Metalwork

(via discussion on the Open Manufacturing Google Group)

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