To support visually impaired people get the most out of the
wonderful pleasure of woodworking through out the world.
Whether you just want to get started or you are a journeyman
woodworker we can provide information to help you.
Perhaps you have been woodworking all your life as a sighted
person and for some reason you are losing or have lost your
vision. You can still continue to enjoy your craft safely and
A blind or visually impaired woodworker uses the same tools and
power equipment as a sighted person. The only real difference is
how we mark and measure.
What We Offfer
Woodworking for the Blind Inc. provides free MP3 recordings of
current woodworking publications exclusively for the use of blind
and visually impaired woodworkers.
Our library contains over 2,100 recordings with over 600 hours
of content for members.
This content includes;
Recordings of Fine Woodworking magazine, Woodwork magazine,
Woodsmith magazine, Woodworking magazine, American Woodworker
magazine and Woodcraft magazine and are recorded in MP3
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
All articles are recorded individually and we have a searchable
index. In addition we have made some compilations on a given
topic as well as member favorites.
We also have some books not available from other sources like
"A Splintered History of Wood by Spike Carlsen.
A Complete guide to Finishing by Charles Neil Woodworking
Charles is a friend of WW4B and has generously let us post some
of his content.
The primary way members support each other is through our
Group forum. From Novice woodworker to Nenja class
craftsmen, everyone is welcome.
We can ask questions, answer questions and otherwise have a good
time discussing woodworking.
To Subscribe to the forum, send an email to: Ww4bemail@example.com
The members of Woodworking for the blind are working on a
manual to help a blind or visually impaired person get started in
woodworking. It is a work in progress but we do have a few
The chapter on measuring and marking can be very useful for
craftsman of all levels. The Introduction and first three
chapters are both written and recorded. Just click on the WW4B
manual tab from the navigation menu above.
Woodworking Work Shop
For the past six years we have hosted a summer workshop. The past two years it has been held in Napa California and will be held here again in 2018. Our instructor and guide will be master craftsman George Wurtzel who also happens to be blind.
Beginner session will be the week of August 13 thru August 18.
Arrive On Monday the 13th and Leave on Saturday the 18th
Intermediate/Advanced session August 20 thru August 25
Arrive on Monday the 20th and leave on Saturday the 25th
Each week includes 4 full days of hands on instruction.
Each session cost $350 per person. This includes everything except transportation to Napa CA.
Reservations are made thru the San Francisco Light House.
Spouces or partners are welcome for a reduced rate.
Traveling alone? not to worry, we will help if needed.
Individual woodworking classes with George Wurtzel are offered
through out the year. For more information contact:
George Wurtzel web
San Francisco’s LightHouse
for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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Enchanted Hills Retreat here
For further information or for a Membership Application to
join Woodworking for the Blind contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or simply click Here to become a