Recommended Woodworking Links

Ottawa Area Woodworking Resources

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 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.