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Some sources of information, and merchants

         
dust control & safety   3M   Face shield with powered respirator
    Trend   Face shield with powered respirator
    Triton (on the used market)   Face shield with powered respirator
    Bill Pentz - research   study in managing dust control
    Busy Bee Tools   Dust collection
    Clear Vue Cyclones   Dust collection
    Oneida Air Systems   Dust collection
    Uline   Safety Gear
         
galleries and blogs   WoW - World of Woodturners   Galleries, forums - ask for an invite!
    Woodturners Resource   register to enjoy videos etc.
    AAW Gallery of Wood Art  
    The Wood Turning Center    
         
suppliers - wood * denotes Lower Mainland supplier    
         
  * Andy's Woodbarn   Abbotsford
  * Bow River Craftwoods   Chilliwack
  * KMS Tools   Coquitlam
  * P J White Hardwoods   Vancouver
  * Reimer Hardwoods   Abbotsford
  * P & D Taylor Industries   Pitt Meadows: denitay@gmail.com 604 466-0955
  * Western Acoustic Timbers   Rosedale, Contact: Romeo 604-701-2356
  * Windsor Plywood    
       
    Craft Supplies   Mail order - Utah
    Gilmer Wood Co.   Portland - Mail order available
    Hibdon Hardwood    Mail order - Missouri, instrument wood
    Wood Box, The   Mail order - Ontario
    Woodchuckers   Mail order
    Woodcraft USA   closest outlet is Seattle
         
suppliers - tools * denotes Lower Mainland supplier    
         
  * Bearings - B & B Bearing - Surrey   Bearings
  * Bearings - Action Bearing - Richmond   Bearings
  * Bearings - Motion Industries - Burnaby   Bearings, search engine
  * Canadian Woodworker   Lots
  * Fraser Valley Equipment   Chainsaws and Safety Gear
  * Industrial Plastics & Paint   Plastic containers and finishes
  * KMS Tools   Everything for the woodworker
  * Lee Valley Tools   Everything for the woodworker
  * Metal Mart   Metal stock 
  * Opus   Art supplies and classes
  * Pacific Bolt   Large nuts... for custom faceplates
  * Rocky Mountain   Extruded aluminum - T-Slot
  * Summit Tools   Hand tools
  * Ultimate Tools   Lots
       
    AZ Carbide   Carbide hollowing, ring cutters, scrapers, etc.
    American Science and Surplus   Wide variety of stuff
    Beall Tools   Abrasives, buffing, pen-stuff, collet chucks
    Branches To Bowls   Vicmarc / Carter and Sons
    Colours Art Supplies and Framing   Artists supplies
    Craft Supplies   Woodturning supplies
    Detail Master    Pyrography (burning) tools
    Freud Tools   Saw blades & router bits
    JT Turning Tools   Vacuum adapters etc.
    Kelton Industries   Hollowing and other custom turning tools
    Kroma Acrylics   Acrylics and how to use them
    Makita Tools   Power tools
    Micro-Mark - the small tool specialists   Online parts and tool supplier
    Packard Woodworks   Turning tools
    Raider Hansen   Fittings,  tools, & finishes
    Rolly Munro    Hollowing specialty tools
    Royce Sales - Your Sandpaper Specialist   Sandpapers and holders
    Robert Sorby   Gouges and other turning tools
    Supergrit    Abrasive and buffing supplies
    Tools for Wood Working   Checkout hand cut rasps
    Triton Woodworking    Powered Respirator
    Woodchuckers   Woods and finishes
    Woodcraft USA   US Wood and tool supplier
    Woodturners Catalogue    Broad selection of turning tools & supplies
    Woodturning Online    Start at Learning to Turn
         
DIY !   Instructables!   videos and methods for the "do it yourselfer"
         
science   Wood Database    
    The International Association of Wood Anatomists    
    Forest Products Innovation(research)    
    U.S. Forest Products Laboratory    
    JANKA wood hardness scale    
    Tool steel comparison.    
    Abrasives / Sandpaper / Grits     
    Botanical Dermatology     
    NIOSH    
    Tree Book (BC)    
    Tree identification    
         
importing   Allowable Wood Species Imports List     
    Hagen's of Blaine mailbox service   Receive US goods in Blaine 
    Pacific Mail and Parcel mailbox service   Receive US goods in Blaine
    TSB Trans Border Shipping   Receive US goods in Point Roberts
         
design software   Bill Ooms   Bowl shape software (free)
    Google design tool    SketchUp v.8  (free)
         
finishing   Revived Vintage   Hemp Oil
    Miss Mustard Seed   Hemp Oil
    Milk Paint   Eco friendly - we can use more of this
    Joe Landon   water based aniline dyes
         
project focused   fluted beams     
    plans a-plenty    
    Society of Ornamental Turners     
    Sounding Bowls - stringed instruments     
    Wood Hat    
         
lots of links   Around the Woods    
    Coeur du Bois     
    Grinds     
    Healing Arts - Edric Nalani Florence     
    Joe Woodworker    Mainly about Veneers
    Laymar Crafts    Go to Technical Pages- Links
    Marshall Gorrow    
    Stabilizing wood using soap     
    Three Seasons Woodturnings    
    Woodturning Center    
    Woodturning Online    Neal Addy
    Woodworkers Institute    
         
jigs & tips    Around the Woods    
    donut chuck for reverse turning(bottoms)    
    Woodturners Workshop    
         
lathes - contemporary   Harvey    
    Jet    
    Ligno    
    Magma Titan     
    Nova    
    Oneway    
    Powermatic    
    Rikon    
    Rivolver (CWI Industries)    
    Robust    
    Vicmarc    
         
band saw brands   Craftex   Consumer range
    Delta   Consumer range
    Rikon   Consumer range
    Grizzly   Consumer range
    Jet   Consumer range
    Hammer / Felder   High End
    Laguna Tools - Wood To Works   High end machine tools
    Laguna Tools - Ultimate Tools   High end machine tools
    MiniMax   High End
    Lenox Woodmaster blades   blades
         
band saw tips   Band saw clinic with Alex Snodgrass   Recommended viewing
  Practical advice on band saws   From Saws Hub
  Practical advice on band saws    
    Technical Documents    
    Wood Slicer from Highland Woodworking    

 

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