Projects & Plans
Australian Wood Art Gallery (Site Closed)
Dave in Cairns furniture, chairs, boxes, very beautiful stuff from way down under!
Jim Becker's Saws 'N Dust Site
Tool Reviews, gallery, articles, and so forth.
Jeff Lind's Gallery
Jeff Lind's furniture gallery. A link for inspiration.
Keith Rucker's Site (closed)
A wonderful site. Great workbench and plans, plus plans/articles regarding treadle-powered tools (Bandsaw, Lathe, etc.).
Kerry's Portraits in Wood
Kerry Roberts specializes in producing and selling commissioned scrollsaw portraits from photographs. If you have not seen them, check it out--I was impressed and inspired. Kerry also offers patterns for scrollers. Who knows, maybe we can get Kerry to share a few secrets of his craft.
Song of the Great Lakes
A great source for banjo building instructions and general woodworking Information, including slick tips for maintaining your Shopsmith.
Probably a little more than semi-commercial, but lots of how-to articles allow it to slip in here.
The New Yankee Workshop
No explanation necessary!
Old Woodworking Machines
A great source of information for vintage woodworking machines, and I mean, all woodworking machines! Photos, manuals, serial number indexes, you name it.
Pat Warner's Router Woodworking Site
One of the best router-related sites there is!
Rocker woodworking articles index. Rocker.com offers woodworking supplies from router tables to cabinet hinges, a complete line of hardware, tools, plans & finishing products.
Rick Hutcheson's Scrollsaw Information
One of the best scrollsaw-related sites there is!
Scrolls, columns, and other resources dealing with architectural scrollwork.
Advice for the small builder and homeowner requiring the services of a builder.
Great resource for all professional cabinetmakers.
Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine
Creative Woodworks & Crafts Magazine Online includes current issue contents, free projects, links, and more!
Wood Central has become one of the busier boards, especially with the demise of another popular forum.
Another great bulletin board and info site.
Another great bulletin board and info site.
A Ton of Links From Woodshop News.
Adria Toolworks Inc.
Eddie Sirotich produces high quality Dovetail and Tenon saws in Vancouver, BC. Adria hand saws have a great reputation and a 100% money back guarantee!
AKEDA produces the innovative AKEDA DC 16 dovetail machine. Read our Review!
Another manufacturer of high quality portable tools.
Long-time manufacturer of portable and stationary woodworking tools. Site provides a number of very interesting articles/how-tos.
Long-time manufacturer of woodworking tools.
Dowelmax - O.M.S. Tool Company Ltd.
O.M.S Tool Company is the manufacturer and distributor of the Dowelmax dowel-based joinery system, as well as other unique woodworking tools. We use the Dowelmax in our shop and highly recommend it. It works as advertised, allowing you to place a matching series of dowel holes along two edges to be aligned. The Dowelmax includes spacers and plates to adapt the jig body to a wide range of widths and a variety of alignment tasks. And for those who appreciate fine machining, the look, feel, and usability of the jig is absolutely first class. The Dowelmax web site also includes a number of woodworking and furniture building articles that employ the Dowelmax and general woodworking skills, such as an article regarding how to build a coffee table. You can access this and other articles from the Dowelmax home page.
Festool produces high-end portable tools for the cabinetmaker, floor installer, and general woodworking craftsman. I work through Robert (Bob) Marino. Bob works hard to keep up with the message streams on the various WW forums and been associated with Festool for many years; I recommend that you place your Festool order through Bob at Bob Marinos Best Tools. Read our Festool Reviews!
Grizzly Industrial Tools
Perhaps the most controversial tool manufacturer/distributor on the planet. I have several Grizzly tools, including the G1023S Table Saw, and find them to be a great bang for the buck.
Produces and sells the Dubby crosscut sled, Table Saw alignment tools, and Table Saw link belts and pulleys. Read our Review!
JDS produces and sells my second favorite table saw miter guage, the Accu-Miter, great dust collectors, the best ceiling mount shop air filters, and the incredible Multi-Router template milling machine (that I covet like you cannot believe).
Jet Tools USA
Jet manufactures and distributes high quality woodworking equipment including table saws, bandsaws, sanders, lathes, etc.
RBI - Hawk JointAbility
RBI now owns the rights to the Jointability router jointer and panel cutting device. Sadly, RBI is no longer in business. Read our Review!
Keller manufactures a range of fixed through dovetail jigs. You won't find a better through dovetail jig!Read our Review!
Kreg Tool (Pocket Hole Joinery)
Kreg manufactures the Kreg line of pocket hole joinery jigs and accessories. Read our Review!
Manufacturer of the fine Leigh dovetail jig and other woodworking joinery tools and accessories. Their new site is worth a look! Read our Review!
Manufacturer of high quality planes, saws, and other hand tools. Pricey, but the tools work right--right out of the box!
Osborne MFG manufactures the innovative Osborne EB1, EB2, and EB3 miter gauges. Read our Review!
Supermax Tools (Formerly Performax)
Supermax tools manufactures small to large size drum, brush, and widebelt sanders.
Long-time manufacturer of portable construction and craftsman tools. Read our Reviews!
Powermatic is a long-time player in the woodworking tool market.The Powermatic table saws, bandsaws, planers, lathes, and mortisers are legendary.
RIDGID Tools (Emerson Professional Tools)
Not too many 90-day satisfaction guarantees coupled with life-time warranties in the market place, yet RIDGID offers both. Plus, they are available in the U.S. at all Home Depot stores. Their Power Tools continually receive high marks from the magazines and owners.
Shopsmith 5-in-1 Tool
Shopsmith manufacturers and sells the Shopsmith 5-in-1 tool and many woodworking accessories. Check out our review of the Shopsmith 510!
Tormek Sharpening Systems - SharpToolsUSA
The Tormek sharpening systems are in the elite class of sharpening systems and adored by their owners.
Triton (Routers, Router Tables)
Triton has come out of nowhere to deliver some very innovative products including one of the best, most innovative 3-1/4 HP routers on the market.
Williams and Hussey
Williams and Hussey manufactures the W&H Molder/Planer.
Wood Artistry - Lap Sharp
Wood Artistry manufactures and markets the Lap Sharp LS-200 sharpening system. It is one of the elite sharpening systems.
Manufactures router tables, router lifts, dovetail jigs, miter gauges, and other router/table saw accessories.
Wolman Woodcare Products
Wolman Wood Care Products provides deck maintenance products such as wood stains, wood sealants, deck cleaners and wood strippers designed to enhance the natural beauty of your deck.
American manufacturer and retailer of planer/molders. Woodmaster planers/molders have a good reputation among small shop owners as they provide a quality product with good capacity (up to 25" wide) for a decent price (less than $3,000).
Woodrat Dovetail/Joinery Jig
Manufacturer of the Woodrat joinery tool. The Woodrat is easily the most versatile joinery tool for the small shop market. Use the Woodrat to produce box joints, dovetails (widest range of cutters-wood sizes), mortises, tenons, and so forth. If you build fine furniture, please check out the Woodrat, it is incredible.
Work Sharp Sharpening Systems
Work Sharp manufactures the WS2000 and WS3000 sharpening systems. For less than $200 they offer woodworkers a cost and time-effective method for sharpening hand cutting tools.
The source for Hegner scroll saws, Plano panel clamps, etc. A good source for scroll saw blades.
A great online retailer of Woodworking tools. Free shipping on many items.
A great place to purchase CMT products and.......
One of my favorite online retail outlets. Great prices, great service. Ask for Todd.
The Craftsman Gallery - Chipsfly
The good folks at The Craftsman Gallery at one time were the primary U.S. distributor-retailer of the Woodrat, and a great Woodrat resource to boot. No longer. They have since begun manufacturing and selling their own version of the Woodrat named the Router Boss.
Dowelmax - O.M.S. Tool Company Ltd.
O.M.S Tool Company is the manufacturer and distributor of the Dowelmax dowel-based joinery system, as well as other unique woodworking tools.
Dusteroo Dusting Tool
A slick duster that can be used to dust off your woodworking equipment.
Exotic Wood Group — Online retailer offering top-quality pieces of rare, exotic woods from around the world. No order is too small (or big) for them.
Bob Marino's Festool Online Sales Site
Bob Marino is an Independent Sales Agent for Festool, an avid woodworker, a regular and familiar contributor to on-line woodworking forums and all-around good guy. Not bad for someone from NJ (just kidding of course). Bob has opened an on-line retail store to sell Festool products. Because of his service and accessibility, I purchase my Festool accessories through Bob. You can also contact Bob at Bob Marino's Email Account.
Grizzly offers excellent woodworking machines at the lowest possible price-point. If you want to save green, buy green!
I have purchased a significant number of tools and supplies from Hartville. Great prices and customer service. And in recent years they have added tools of their own design.
Another favorite online retail outlet. Great prices, great service. International Tool carries woodworking and power tools from Dewalt, Bosch, Milwaukee Tools, Porter Cable, Makita, and Delta Power Tools.
The Jig Store (AKEDA)
The jig store is a great place to purchase the AKEDA dovetail jig and accessories. They offer other products as well, but as you might expect, my focus is on their variety of AKEDA supplies.
Another favorite online retail outlet and home of the Veritas line of innovative tools.
McFeelys Screws, Tools, and More
I am recent (2013) convert to McFeelys. A great retailer to do business with.
A great source for tools. Free shipping to some areas of Southern California--I guess I should not have moved from SoCAL to ILLinois.
Mike is the source for Flying Dutchman blades. He is just a regular guy who decided to serve as a distributor for these blades. I don't think you will find a better price on quality blades than Mike's Flying Dutchman blades. Blade price include shipping and handling resulting in overall lower cost than AMI and others.
Precision Bits.com offers YONICO router bits and router tables at rock bottom prices. Some of the products remind me of MLCS. Great site and great prices. I have yet to try YONICO router bits or related products, so if you try them out, let me know!
Rocker.com offers woodworking supplies from router tables to cabinet hinges, a complete line of hardware, tools, plans & finishing products.
Router Bit World
Router bit world offers a wide range of router bits from Amana, Bosch, CMT, and Freud. Combine that with $1 shipping (in the U.S.) and you have a pretty hard combination to beat!
Marc Sommerfeld / CMT
Marc Sommerfeld tools and CMT router bits. Site provides a few articles regarding use of his cutters and jigs.
Timberline tools appears to a new startup web site. I added the link here because of its connection with Router Bit World.
Tool Parts Direct or ToolBarn.com
Need a part, any part for your name-brand tool? Check out Tool Parts Direct (aka ToolBarn.com). The site contains on-line schematics of your power tool, their prices for parts are competitive, and their service is excellent. Phone numbers: (866) 597-3850 Toll-Free, (402) 331-5666 Fax.
I just purchased a Delta Dust Collector from Tool-King and could not be more pleased with the price, the $0.00 shipping, and the quick and professional service. Check them out via the Web or by phone: (800)696-8665.
Check them out via the Web or by phone: (800)222-6133.
The national (Canada) distributor of Rousseau Tool Stands & Accessories, & BSK Miter Saws.
A manufacturer and online catalog of corbels, kitchen cabinet legs, dining table legs, and other wood turnings that may cut some time building your more difficult woodworking projects.
A full-service online retail outlet that also has stores across the U.S. Great service, especially in their retails stores. If you want to touch it, play with it, see it demonstrated, check out Woodcraft. The quickest mailorder shipping I have experienced. I suggest you scroll down their home page to the Special Features section--you'll find good information and articles there. I frequent the Woodridge IL store, and the Woodridge store associates offer a listening ear and great advice. Woodcraft offers perhaps the best in-store Festool experience. I still prefer to order through Bob Marino, but if you want to touch it before you buy...
Manufactures and sells router tables, router lifts, dovetail jigs, miter gauges, and other router/table saw accessories. One of the best sources of jigs and router-related tools, their customer service is fantastic.
The Woodrat is without question the most versatile joint-making tool available to the small shop woodworker. Unfortunately, Craftsman Gallery, once a great Woodrat resource, no longer distributes the Woodrat and its supplies. At this time, I order directly from Woodrat in the UK. Shipments arrive quickly and often times the exchange rate is very favorable for those in the U.S. (Update: Woodrat now has a US distributor.)
The Wooden Teddy Bear
The best price and service I have found for purchasing Olson scroll saw blades. Be careful, there are at least two "Wooden Teddy Bear" web sites--this is the one that sells patterns, blades, and so forth.
Wood Working Today - Power Tools
Wood Working Today provides tools, plans and information for the woodworker regardless of skill level.
Designer Shed / Workshop Plans
This site includes a free shed plan, a free 20-page construction guide called “How to build sheds”, and a list of 80 shed / workshop plans for sale.
Dowelmax - O.M.S. Tool Company Ltd.
The Dowelmax web site includes a number of woodworking and furniture building articles that employ the Dowelmax and general woodworking skills, such as an article regarding how to build a coffee table. You can access this and other articles from the Dowelmax home page.
Greater Yellowstone Furniture and Designs
Interested in custom-log furniture? Check out Greater Yellowstone Furniture and Designs. They feature beautifully handcrafted rustic furniture. Also, a great resource for links to woodworking-related web sites.
Lake Superior Designs Custom Woodworking Plans for furniture. Lake Superior Designs offers a wide range of standard and custom Woodworking plans.
Woodworking Plans - Classic Table / Board Games
Looking of plans for classic table/board games such as mechanical hockey/baseball; crokinole, carrom and skittles? Checkout this site.
Woodworking plans & Projects Furnitureplans.com
Woodworking plans--download now and build today! Original plans, 3D drawings, beds, tables, games, gazebos, outdoor furniture projects, mission projects, shaker styles & many more.
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