Links

www.ashs.co.uk/ The association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmills timber suppliers within Scotland let’s keep it at home. www.axminster.co.uk/ The main craft supplier via the internet. Although not the easiest of sites to navigate around they still carry one of the most extensive ranges. www.craftscotland.org/ To know what is happening in craft in Scotland this web site is a must, just newly revamped the site gives access to all sorts of information for crafts in all areas. www.nmatools.co.uk/ My planer and extraction system are from woodster and both have been running great www.recordpower.co.uk Record Power tools are fast becoming the largest supplier of woodworking machines. Their web site covers a complete range from the hobbyist to the professional. To top  of page www.rutlands.co.uk/ Rutlands has the most comprehensive range of tools and equipment that I know, they also have one of the easiest web sites to use. www.sipuk.co.uk/ I have one or two SIP tools and found these to be reliable and of a good quality. www.stilesandbates.co.uk/ A supplier that caters for a whole range of different craft areas but all to do with wood. www.teknatool.com/ I use a Nova DVR XP Lathe - I found this to be a very easy to use, robust machine which can certainly cope with every thing I set it. www.timsteadfurniture.co.uk/ To see what is possible in the way of crafted or sculptured furniture have a look at this website and then take a trip to Bar Gandolfi to see the furniture in action. www.woodworkersinstitute.com/ Home of the woodworkers institute also home to the magazines – Furniture and cabinetmaking / Wood Carving / Woodturning and Woodworking plans and projects. Each magazine has its own blog and forum so worth a look. www.brimarc.com/

A good range of tools and machines, some similar to axminster but also a number of other suppliers. Brimarc have become the new home to Nova lathes.

www.frenchpolishes.com/

A well established Glasgow supplier of all things polish as well as courses on French polishing, this firm seem to be able to cope with anything from industrial quantities to just one bottle of a polish, a very traditional shop with great friendly service.

www.classichandtools.com

A supplier with a great range of tools and equipment. Deals with most of the large manufacturers but also stocks that something different that you may be looking for.

www.thesawcentre.co.uk/ A local supplier of tools and parts as well as a comprehensive list of machinery. billstoolstore.com/

A great range of tools and others bits and pieces, some secondhand items as well. Again local to Glasgow.

www.websterpowerproducts.co.uk/

Moving out of the city  just a little, this is a great supplier of power tools and machines.

www.justwoodonline.com/

This is where I get most of my timber from, Charlie keeps a good stock of turning wood as well as boards. There is also a great range of tools available. Always worth checking out.

www.spanglefish.com/woodcarving-scotland/

Despite the URL this is actually Reid timber in Glasgow who holds a good range of timbers for both turning and furniture making. My students use this place a lot.

http://www.britishhardwoods.co.uk/

I use this supplier for good quality oak - the hobby pack or the project pack take some beating.

http://www.workshopheaven.com/index.html A supplier of quality tools