Recommended Woodworking Links

Ottawa Area Woodworking Resources

Ottawa Woodworkers Association – An excellent resource for woodworkers in the Ottawa area.  Monthly meetings feature knowledgeable presenters and focus on all aspects of woodworking.

The Hand Tool Woodworking Club – If hand tools are your thing then this is the group for you.  Informative and engaging presenters on all things hand tool.  Monthly meetings are hosted right here at My Urban Workshop.

Valley Woodturners – If you’re into turning this is the club for you.

Outaouais Wood Carvers – Monthly Meetings focused on wood carving and pyrography.

Lee Valley Tools – Manufacturer and retailer of quality woodworking tools and hardware.  Their catalog and website are a wealth of information and their customer service is second to none.

KJP Select Hardwoods – Ottawa’s favourite family owned one-stop-shop for wood, live edge slabs, plywood, turning/carving stock and natural finishes.  They’re conveniently located just a couple doors down from us. If you’ve never been do yourself a favour and check them out, they’re the best lumberyard in town.

From The Web

Lost Art Press – A publisher of great hand tool focused books.  The blog is a vast resource of hand tool, workbench and furniture information.  Highly recommended reading.

The Chris Schwarz Blog – You can never have too much Schwarz.  Contributing editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine Chris Schwarz’s other blog.  Another deep source of woodworking info.

The Popular Woodworking Shop Blog – Another great source of info from Popular Woodworking Magazine.  Tonnes of info from an array of great woodworking minds.

The Wood Whisperer – One of the first woodworking blogs on the internet.  Marc Spagnuolo provides a humorous and informative take on a hybrid woodworking.  His free site is an excellent resource. The Guild (pay site) provides super in-depth builds of some very nice furniture. Highly recommended!

The Woodwright’s Shop – PBS has made many new and classic episodes Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s Shop available for free online.  Worth checking out.

The English Woodworker – Richard and Helen, owners of Maguire Workbenches share their insights into traditional woodworking.

The Highland Woodworker – Online series hosted by Charles Brock. A great way to learn about new techniques and find inspiration from masters of the craft.