Links

This is the space where I share some of my favorite web links by category in no particular order.  Please let me know if one is broken or no longer valid.

Woodworking Blogs and Websites

Lost Art Press – Chris Schwarz’s publishing company with the web site and blog – lots of goodness here.  This is to goto site to get educated on traditional woodworking.
The Saw Blog – Matt Cianci passion for all things saw in blog format
Joel’s Blog at Tools for Working Wood – Joel has an interesting mix of topics that are always fun to read
WK Fine Tools – They learn about, promote, and educate about traditional woodworking tools and techniques.
The Village Carpenter – Kari  Hultman’s site is fun to read.  She is a very dedicated and talented woodworker.

Schools and Classes

Woodwright’s School –  Pittboro, NC – It was Roy Underhill’s dream to open a traditional woodworking school and now you can experience this dream for real.  Do yourself a favor and take a class here.  If your idea is to spend a day or a week with great people, making stuff out of wood, then this is the place for you.  I know the classes I have taken here were over to fast as the time flies by when you are having so much fun.

Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking  – Berea,  KY – I have not attended this school yet but there are some great classes scheduled here.

North Bennet Street School – Boston, MA –  Are you looking for an 2 year education in woodworking?  Then the NBSS is the place for you.  They are “Recognized as one of the premier woodworking schools in the country”.  If I was 18 again, I would go here to start my woodworking career off right!

John C Campbell Folk School – Provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

Woodworking Suppliers and Tools

Lie-Nielson – Tools made the way they should be!
Tools For Working Wood – Lots of supplies, nails, tools good stuff
Lee-Valley Tools – Tons of great tools and supplies
Horton Brasses – This is the place to go to get your brass and iron for restoration work or new work with quality hardware
Czeck Edge Hand Tool – Bob is an artisan of the first degree.  His hand crafted tools are a joy to use and are mini works of woodworking art.
Hock Tools – Ron Hock wrote the book on sharpening, literately his book “The Perfect Edge” is the definitive guide to sharpening.  Ron Hock also makes incredibly durable plane blades and other steel items since 1981.

Antique Woodworking Tools – Ed Lebetkin – edlebetkin@gmail.com – 919-967-1757
89A Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC

Associations and Clubs

Mid-West Tool Collectors Association – If you like old tools, you’ll love these folks!