Our forums are the heart of WoodCentral, where you can
exchange timely, lively answers to every imaginable woodworking question, from
some well-known and not-so-well-known folks! We currently have nine different
messageboards, each with its own personality and function, and a message
archive where we store messages after a few months on the regular board. Here
are descriptions of the nine active boards:
. . . Get timely answers to your woodworking questions here!
. . . Try your luck with our daily puzzler.
. . . Air your turning questions and wisdom here. See continually changing
examples of visitors' work in the welcome frame.
. . . Discuss hand tools, techniques and related subjects with other hand tool
. . . Announce your organization's upcoming shows, workshops and seminars here!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?
. . . Swap sources for PLANS, TOOLS, SUPPLIES and anything else that has to do
. . . Buy, sell and trade woodworking tools and materials here. No commercial
. . . Discuss the fine points of design or post photos and descriptions of your
work for constructive criticism by our visitors.
BENEFIT AUCTIONS . . . Offer and bid on work, books,
anything you want to sell to raise money for WoodCentral.
You could win one of our valuable prizes if your work is chosen as a winner in
one of our craftsmanship contests
Administration Site(Demo purpose)
WOODCENTRAL'S ARTICLES & REVIEWS
Now over 400 articles uploaded!
Browse through our growing collection of woodworking articles, product reviews,
quick tips and memorable excerpts from our messageboards.
ARTICLES & REVIEWS
Check out the entire Articles & Reviews Department from the well-respected
and now defunct Badger Pond website.
OVER 680 SHOTS
Here's where you can share glimpses of your shop, woodworking
tips, methods of work, mug shots, or anything else that might interest other
us YOUR photos and descriptions today!
Here is a collection of articles by woodturner, author and WoodCentral regular
Russ Fairfield on topics of interest to turners — design, finishing, technique,
you name it! We're still adding to this valuable archive.
Check out our great collection of essays from the great
northeastern forest of New Hampshire and Vermont, ably compiled by woodsman and
lifelong lumber purveyor, David Mather. Enjoy these wonderful insights into the
trees and the critters that inhabit them.
TALES FROM GRANDPA AUGUSTUS
Gather around and enjoy Forrest Addy's fantastic accounts of
logging in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century!
"NEWS AND VIEWS"
Read excerpts from surveys conducted on the WoodCentral
messageboards, as they've appeared in our bimonthly columns in Woodworker West
At long last, WoodCentral is pleased to bring you the best
darn page of woodworking links anywhere! Over 1,200 links in 24 categories so
far, with more added every week! Browse to your heart's content, and submit
your own favorites to our Linkmeister,
Dan Donaldson. Links seem to change constantly, so please
tell us about any broken or updated links you may find!
Read short, to-the-point reviews of classic and
not-so-classic books on wood and woodworking by resident bibliophile, Barb
Siddiqui and others.
Wondering which woodworking books are worth reading? We've
assembled four lists for your perusal: Best woodworking books; most essential
books; best furnituremaking books; and bestsellers.
WoodCentral is a visitor-supported site. Everyone who contributes to the
cause is enshrined on this long (and getting longer!) list of donors.
Who said woodworkers aren't good looking folks? For living proof of the
opposite, check out this gallery of names and faces. These are some of the
regular visitors to our messageboards. A lot of them are sporting some
snazzy headwear, too! :-)
POND SHOP TOURS
This site is maintained by Rod Peterson, former Badger Pond volunteer and
Shop Tour producer. Rod promises to keep the Shop Tour tradition alive now that
Badger Pond is no longer around.
POND MESSAGE ARCHIVE CD
For those of you who would like to remember the past, as well as enjoy
one of the most exhaustive woodworking resources anywhere, Andrew Field has
assembled an archive CD of seven years worth of Badger Pond messages. Check it
Jim Cummins' handy source list isn't getting any younger, but there are
still a lot of good -- and some downright unusual -- entries in here, for all
kinds of stuff. Expect some of the info to be out of date.
It takes a community to support a labor-intensive website like
WoodCentral. Your contributions, purchases and volunteer efforts all help to
keep the lights on. Won't you join with the hundreds of others who value this
site enough to contribute to its success? Here are some of the ways you can
I N M E M O R I A M
JAMES G. CUMMINS
1941 - 1999
Our dear friend and longtime colleague, Jim Cummins,
passed away on May 9, 1999. A scholar, artist, musician, writer, editor,
humorist, and Internet pioneer, Jim was beloved by a host of friends across the
country and around the world.
This site is dedicated to his memory.
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