Woodworking for the Blind

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....joining together the world of blind woodworkers by providing recordings of woodworking materials.

Special Announcement!

5th Annual Summer Workshop

Our 5th summer work shop hosted at Enchanted Hills in Napa California was a great success. Special thanks to George Wurtzel master woodworker for an excelent learning experience.


Talking angle gage now Available

We are pleased to announce we have what we feel is an affordable voice enabled solution for a digital angle cube as well as other digital tools.

Using the new third generation angle cube from IGaging and a Raspberry PI you can measure precise angles and have the numbers spoken out loud. Read the full article at:

Talking Tool Article

You can also listen to our conference call where we discuss the solution.

Talking Tool Conference Call


Woodworking for the Blind Inc. now provides free digital MP3 recordings of current woodworking publications exclusively for the use of blind and visually impaired woodworkers and for the use of member nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that have a primary mission to provide specialized services to the blind and visually handicapped.

Voice recordings of Fine Woodworking magazine, Woodwork magazine, Woodsmith magazine, Woodworking magazine, American Woodworker magazine and Woodcraft magazine are recorded in MP3 format shortly after the current issues become available. All recordings include the text of woodworking articles on techniques and design, how-to-build-it articles, tips, tool reviews, shop methods, finishing advice, woodworker profiles and other general features. Recordings include descriptions of the many photos and illustrations that accompany the magazine articles.

Occasionally, recordings of woodworking books also are issued.

Recordings can be sent only to members. Membership is free and open to all print-disabled persons who are blind, visually impaired or physically handicapped to read normal printed material as a result of such disability. Membership is also free and open to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies that have a primary mission to provide specialized services relating to the training, education or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with reading disabilities.

For further information or for a Membership Application contact us at woodworkingfortheblind@comcast.net.

Woodworking for the Blind currently is able to offer CDs of recorded magazines free of charge and hopes to be able to raise sufficient funds to continue the free service. Contributions to support our work are always welcome.