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Woodturning Links

Woodturning Tools & Supplies

Craft Supplies USA (The Woodturners Catalog): Provo, Utah - Purveyor of woodturning tools, turning blanks, pen and other craft kits, books, and DVDs. They also provide a good selection of classes on site, led by well-known turners.

Packard Woodworks, Inc.: Tryon, NC - Purveyor of woodturning tools, turning blanks, pen and other craft kits, books, and DVDs.

Penn State Industries: Huntingdon Valley, PA - Purveyor of woodturning tools, turning blanks, pen and other craft kits, books, and DVDs. They also sell an extensive line of dust collection equipment.

Timber Woodworking Machinery: Mesa, AZ - Retail store sells new and used woodworking machinery and hand tools including lathes, woodturning gouges, and accessories. Their retail outlet is at 935 E. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 926-2131. They also have a lumber retail outlet next door to the machinery store.

Arizona Silhouette: Yuma, AZ - Purveyor of pen kits and other craft kits, books, and DVDs.

Woodturning Stock

Woodfinder: The most complete searchable collection of wood vendors nation wide.

Woodworkers Source: Phoenix, AZ - An in-state source for domestic and exotic turning blanks. They also sell online. The retail stores also sell Jet and Powermatic lathes and other power tools, and some woodturning gouges and accessories. The 2 retail outlets in Phoenix are at 18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy 602-504-1931 (just north of the Bell exit off I-17 on the east side access road), and 645 W. Elliot Rd. Tempe, AZ 480-355-5090. The Tucson retail outlet is at 3441 S. Palo Verde Tucson, AZ 520-745-8301.

Tumacacori Mesquite Sawmill: Tumacacori, AZ - Art Florez has a large selection of mesquite lumber including rootballs and burls.

Johnson Wood Products: Strawberry Point, IA - Carries mostly domestic hardwoods, including figured walnut. Offers inexpensive bowl and spindle turning bundles.

Woodturning Websites & Forums

Woodturning Online: Woodturning website with free plans, articles, a turning forum, and many links. No-cost membership required to post messages on the forum.

Woodturners Resource: Woodturning message board, free videos, free plans and tips, huge links list. No-cost membership required to post messages on the forum.

Woodcentral Turning Forum: General woodworking forum with a dedicated turning message board. No-cost membership required to post messages on the forum.

Family Woodworking Lathe Land: General woodworking forum with 3 dedicated turner's forums. No-cost membership required to see images and post messages on the forum.

Sawmill Creek Turning Forum: General woodworking forum with a dedicated turner's forum. No-cost membership required to see images and post messages on the forum.

MarleyTurned: An individual turner's website with very informative videos. Larry Marley has kindly posted a number of well done videos that answer the question, "How'd he do dat?" There is little or no commentary, mostly musical accompaniment, but the moving pictures tell the stories

Woodturning - The Woodworkers Institute: The UK's No. 1 source of information from the world of woodworking - Woodturning division. Articles from Woodworking magazine, a blog, a forum (requires registration for posting). Lots to learn on this site from across the pond.

Woodturning Associations

American Association of Woodturners: The national organization, the "Mother Ship"

Arizona Woodturners Association: Phoenix,AZ AAW chapter

Peaks Woodturners: Flagstaff, AZ AAW chapter

Prescott Area Woodturners: Prescott, AZ AAW chapter

Southern Arizona Woodturners Association: Tucson, AZ AAW chapter

Bucks Woodturners: Bucks County, PA AAW chapter

Western Mass Woodturners: Western Massachusetts AAW chapter

Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild: an AAW affiliated turners guild based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (Vancouver's Lower Mainland)

Mid-South Woodturners: Serving the Mid-South from Memphis, TN

Other

Flagstaff Crafters and Artisans: A listing of Arizona craft shows