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Free Woodworking Plans and Woodshop Education

Welcome to Lee's Wood Projects. Here you will find many free how-to guides and plans for all sorts of woodworking projects for your home. We are dedicated to providing expert guides that will make your next project simple and beautiful. Whether you are looking to build a bookcase, bench, fireplace mantel or whatever, Lee has a free how-to guide and woodworking information for you.

Woodshop Knowledge

Power Machines, Portable Power Equipment, and Hand Tools are a must for any woodshop. Under these three categories you will find the necessary items required to make the woodshop complete and functional.
Discover the best tools for woodworking.

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Woodworking Safety

Woodworking is a fascinating industry, and can be a very enjoyable vocation or avocation. But like most businesses or hobbies there are certain rules that must be followed to insure ones enjoyment and safety.
Keeps safe while working with tools.

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Wood Species

Woodworking Processes

Common Woodworking Processes and Practices

Wood Species

Woodworking & Woodshop Tips

Woodworking Tips and Techniques for Wood Projects

Wood Species

Wood Species

Characteristics of Popular Wood Species & Their Applications to Wood Projects

Wood Species

Woodworking Glossary

Glossary of Woodworking Terms

More About Woodworking

Woodworking is a broad field which incorporates the construction of buildings, boats, cabinets, furniture, etc. My main focus for this web site is to explain how to make furniture, office equipment, cabinets, desks and toys, as well as many other miscellaneous wood and home remodeling projects. These projects incorporate the use of hand tools, machines, computers, and other equipment necessary to design, layout, cut, shape, assemble, and finish wood projects.

These projects will require the knowledge and use of a planer, jointer, mortise machine, various saws, sanders, drills, nail guns, clamps, and other machines and tools. The use of fasteners, hinges, glues, sandpaper, fillers, stains and finishes is also an integral part of woodworking. People who would find this website useful would include all those who have a desire to work with wood. It would include professional woodworkers, such as finish carpenters, furniture makers, cabinetmakers, etc. It would also be of interest for the vocational person who just wants to design and make wood projects or crafts for a hobby.

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I have had an interest in woodworking since the 7th grade. The first project I remember making was a table lamp which I turned on a wood lathe. It turned out so well that I was hooked from then on. I took additional wood Lee Swindelclasses in high school and college, and eventually graduated with a degree in Industrial Technology. I taught Woodworking, Cabinetmaking, Drafting, Engineering Drawing, and Architectural Design Classes for 33 years.The last 20 years of teaching I incorporated the use of computers and the AUTOCAD Program to aide in the design of projects and buildings.

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