Free Woodworking Software and Online
- A free Excel workbook to help you search and find references for your
favorite woods. This is a valuable research aid for cross-referencing woods and
specie names (there are 16,000 references). Works on Excel 95 & up. Dave
Bilger, B&B Rare Woods.
Search - A free online utility.
Type in the common or species name and get a list of all matching woods. Dave
Bilger and Rick's Woodshop Creations.
Magazine Index - A free online search utility from a database of 5,880
articles in 18 woodworking magazines.
Picker - A free online utility. Identify candidate woods for a
woodworking project. Just enter the desired criteria for each property of
interest, click Submit, and a list of matching woods will be displayed. The
output includes properties of woods that are exact matches as well as properties
of all other woods, ranked from highest to lowest relevance. There are currently
128 woods and wood groups in the database. Woodbin.com.
Calculator - A handy utility designed specifically with the woodworker
in mind. Its ease of use and uncluttered interface make it an ideal application
for doing simple calculations on decimal and/or fractional data. Mike Hankey.
Tabulator - A free online utility. Computes board feet by species, total
board feet, cost by species, and total cost - with provision for an optional
waste factor. It can also accommodate resawing, a feature not generally found in
your run of the mill board foot calculators. Woodbin.com.
- A free Excel workbook to help you calculate the angle of a jeweler's saw blade
or scroll saw blade if you are inlaying any material into another. The angle of
the blade compensates for its own thickness so you won't have a gap around your
inlay work. Works on Excel 95 & up. Dave
Bilger, B&B Rare Woods.
Calculators - Allows you to customize boxes, bookshelves, and coffee
tables! Simply enter the dimensions of your project, click on calculate and the
cut list will be provided for your specific project. The Router Workshop.
Sagulator - A free online utility. Helps you design shelves by
calculating shelf sag (deflection) given type of shelf material, shelf load,
length, width, and thickness. Woodbin.com.
- A utility for graphically laying out angles of compound miters. Wood Central Badger
Spreadsheet - Calculates cost and material for cabinetmakers. Works on
Excel 95 & up. Lars Gandarve.
Finder - The Internet's largest woodworking plan search engine -
4400 plans and counting! Includes plans from over 30 web sites.