The following are links to the web sites of some woodturning-related suppliers and service providers.
West Wiltshire Woodturner Group.
This is a brand new Woodturning club founded in January 2010 by one of TWA's ex members, Richard Jeffereies. TWA wishes him and his new club good luck with their new venture.
Ex-T.W.A. member Richard Jefferies' own personal website contains a lot of useful and interesting information.
Alex Stewart.(Clock and Pen Kits)
Alex is based in Scotland. He is sometimes seen at Harrogate Show and he has visited our club on a number of occasions. He has a good supply of clock kits and pen kits which can be ordered on line.
Andrew Hall RPT. Woodturner: Weardale, Co. Durham
Andrew Hall is an excellent professional turner renowned for his stetsons and hats. He is a regular visitor to our club. Andrew is probably the nearest turner to our club (after our own David Muckle) offering one to one woodturning courses.
Wear Valley Woodturning Association, Wear Valley, Co. Durham
This is Andrew Hall's home club. They meet on the third Monday of each month at Bearpark Community Centre. That is a few miles north west of Durham City.
Snainton Woodworking Supplies: Scarborough, North Yorks.
A well established supplier of all woodturning tools and accessories boast a superb woodstore of mainly traditional English timbers.
Snainton Woodturning Club: Scarborough, North Yorks.
An excellent and well established woodturning club which meets at Snainton Woodworking Supplies (see above). The club boasts a superb workshop with numerous lathes and the membership includes at least two R.P.Ts well known in the demonstration circuit and to most clubs in the country.
Steve is a very busy member of Snainton Woodturning Club. He is their newsletter editor and amongst his many talents is his speciality in producing trophies to order for many organisations, schools etc. His website is well worth a visit if only to make you envious of his skill.
Axminster Tool and Machinery
Axminster is one of the best known suppliers of tools and accessories for woodturning. They have a (usually) excellent on line ordering service with usually next day delivery. They have recently opened another outlet at North Shields, on the trading estate just north of the Tyne tunnel. This is now our club's 'local' supplier.
Turner's Retreat: Harworth, Notts.
Another excellent store, supplying everything for the woodturner, and specialising in pen kits and accessories.
A new company, based in the Peak District, supplying exotic timbers in bowl blank, turning squares and lumber form.
Woodturning On Line
A very comprehensive website with photo and text instructions on EVERYTHING you could wish to make.
"Woodturning Online" offers wood turning projects, woodturning plans, articles, and information on wood turning, bowl turning, pen turning, the wood lathe, segmented turning, lathe tools, and more for the woodturner. If you are looking for ideas this is the site for you.
Click on the logo to access their website.
'More Woodturning' Magazine'
This is a monthly on line woodturning magazine published in USA. It covers a wealth of information, projects and articles and for a very reasonable annual subscription of only $25 (approximately £18) it can be viewed and read on line or printed off for a more convenient and permanent copy.
Click on the logo to access this website, read a free sample copy and see a preview of the current magazine's contents.
Below is a very important and useful article regarding Dust Protection. Although it is dealing primarily with industrial sites, the information and advice applies equally to Woodturners. We are all aware of the dangers, but all too often we tend to ignore the advice and fail to use the dust protection masks which most of us have languishing in a drawer in the workshop.
Here is another on line woodturning suppier which may be of interest to our members and website readers.
Below is a very useful website which has been passed to me by the leader of a Girl Scout troop. They have been using our website as a source of information to help them obtain their "Woodworker" Do It yourself badge. We were unaware of this and we are delighted that our website has proved to be useful.
We are also very pleased that they have thought to pass on this website which I'm sure many of our members (and other club members) will find very useful, particularly the page of photograghs identifying many species of timber.
As a thank you for this gesture I invited their troop leader to bring the girls along to our club one evening to see what we do......and then I discovered that they are in Califdornia USA. I didn't realise we were that famous !!!
Teesside Woodturners' Association wishes the girls all the best and trust that they were all successful in earning their Woodworking badges.
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