Resources on this site:
Mentors: a list of members who have offered to act as mentors to any member of the club.
Our Loan Library: a list of books and videos related to woodturning that are available for our members to check out.
Vendors for Woodturners:
Woodcraft Store, Ventura, CA: a large local showroom, www.woodcraft.com/stores/store.aspx?id=580
Craft Supplies USA, Provo UT: www.woodturnerscatalog.com
Packard Woodworks Inc., Tryon, NC: www.packardwoodworks.com
Hartville Tool, Hartville, OH: www.hartvilletool.com
Gschwind Group – Suffolk Machinery Corp., Patchogue, NY: bandsaw blades to order. www.suffolkmachinery.com
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, Medina, MN: cabinet hardware, www.rockler.com
Woodworker’s Supply, Inc., Casper WY: www.woodworker.com
Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop, Hickory, NC: bargain boxes of sandpaper, www.woodworkingshop.com
Resources on other sites:
American Association of Woodturners: Our national parent organization.
The Woodturners Society of Queensland: a new connection from Brisbane, Australia. They were formed in 1986 and have their own building housing the club’s lathes. Their web page is new and worth checking out.
Association of Woodturners of Great Britain: a great site with lots of information and photos.
Wood Certification: a discussion on the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Two different groups concerned with maintaining the availability of lumber in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Hough WOODBOOK pages [The link at Yale has changed and now goes to the Yale Library search page for their combined collections: type in Hough in the search bar and you will get 278 pages which will link to the images. This also allows searches for specific wood species.] This is an online version from Yale University with amazing images of American wood species. It has photos of radial, tangential and transverse sections of about 275 American trees. The book is also published by Taschen as The Woodbook as a reprint of American Woods. Culled and assembled by Romeyn Beck Hough between 1888 and 1913 in what still remains a stunning and unparalleled achievement. Originally published in 14 volumes, with actual specimens mounted on card stock, it is a work of breathtaking beauty that has set the standard for study of trees and wood. Taschen’sWoodbook reproduces, in painstaking facsimile, all of the specimen pages from the original volumes.
Excellent site for wood identification: www.wood-database.com: This site keeps getting better with lots of useful information.
Free Wood Identification: As first mentioned in our August 2006 newsletter, this link goes to the Forest Service’s Wood Anatomy Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where wood specimens can be sent for identification. The contact information is at the lower left.
British Tree Identification: This site show wood species from the UK.
Forest Products Laboratory: in Madison, Wisconsin was established in 1910 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, serving the public as the nation’s leading wood research institute. They have an interesting article on Producing Spalted Wood.
Glendale Woodturners Guild: One of our neighbor groups with lots of information.
New Zealand’s National Association of Woodturners: Take a look at their gallery links.
Carolina Mountain Woodturners: Great site with lots of information and photos.
Woodturners of St. Louis: They have recently updated their site with lots of photos.
Arizona Woodturners Association: Check out their gallery page and also look near the bottom of each month’s newsletter for lots of woodturning photos. The AWA sponsors a symposium called Desert Woodturning Roundup.
More Woodturning Magazine: is the web site for Fred Holder’s newspaper style publication devoted to woodturning. The site has lots of information on a wide range of topics. Fred has recently retired and the site is now edited by Dennis Daudelin the editor of Woodturning On Line. Check out the article on Measuring Wall Thickness with a Laser Pointer .
Woodturning On Line: a source for information on clubs, vendors and how to articles plus an on line forum, international in scope.