5 best woodworking vlogs and podcasts

Published Wednesday 01st March 2017

Video content is ever on the rise, never more so than in 2017 - online video accounts for 74% of all online traffic.

It’s easy to find online guides, how-to videos and informative discussions about any topic, including the art of woodwork. In this post we’ll point you towards some of the most popular woodworking vlogs and podcasts online right now, introduce you to the content creators behind them and give you a little overview of what their focus is.

Let’s jump in! Starting with:

Make Something

Well, this vlogger does exactly what he says – he makes something. Anything at all, with wood. In his most recent videos he’s made guides on how to make collapsible bookcases and classic wooden record crates to a ‘super tiny end table that looks like a rotten pizza’ – looks like he’s got something for everyone!

With nearly 16m views on his channel, Make Something says his videos incorporate “Woodworking projects for the beginner and advanced woodworker. I show that making and building is fun and rewarding for all skill levels. I focus on design and originality and show you that anyone can be a creative woodworker.”

Check out his super tiny end table below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIZerDdS_Zo

Woodworking Masterclass

Host Steve Hay takes us back to the essentials of woodwork and is a refreshing watch in a world of loud, brash videos.

Woodworking Masterclass aims to help people increase their confidence and skill level, learn some exciting new construction techniques, and make some beautiful and useful items from wood.

Steve’s channel is for people of any skill level, and covers a wide range of woodworking topics. Check out this video of him flattening a timber flitch using hand planes and thicknesser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru5RzZu7zWE

Woodworking for Mere Mortals

It’s woodwork made accessible. Steve Ramsey makes the world of wood easy and fun with his personable approach and funny quips.

After starting his vlog in 2008, Steve now has over 700,000 subscribers and over 113m views on his videos, where he helps his audience build fun chairs for kids, teaches them the positives of a jigsaw and informs them of how to create your very own compost bin. An eclectic mix!

Check him out making a workbench paper roll dispenser below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEGLPSzPw-A

The Samurai Carpenter

The Samurai Carpenter wants to show the world that there are still people that are passionate about craftsmanship and art – and he’s succeeding, with a whopping 29.7m video views.

You’ll learn about wood expansion, Japanese handsaws and how to build the world’s best bunk beds, to name a few.

On that note, let’s watch this cool time-lapse video of how to make the world’s best bunk bed. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZxPWogfnBs

The Woodworking Podcast

Made up of Jay Bates, April Wilkerson and Nick Ferry, the Woodworking podcast is a half an hour to an hour-long podcast where the team discuss ‘pretty much anything woodworking-related’. Pretty straight-forward!

The team take a light-hearted approach to their podcast, remain happy and friendly throughout, and give great advice about everything from table saws to cleaning your blades.

Find their weekly podcasts below! 

https://soundcloud.com/thewoodworkingpodcast

What are your thoughts?

With all the fantastic multimedia resource for woodworkers available online, we've hardly scratched the surface. If you've got any favourites you'd like to share or you want to show some love to our top 5, be sure to fire us a tweet – we always want to hear what you have to say.

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