Some of my favorite places to visit
Other excellent sites
Wide Sanding Belts - The internet's premier supplier of Sanding Belts, Sand Belt, Sanding Discs, 16 x 48 Sanding Belt and Sanding Supplies.
Around the Woods wood turning tips, techniques and projects for the beginner and advanced.
By far, the best place to get turning information of all kinds is Stephen Russell΄s website. He has compiled a huge list of interesting material in the free educational library on his site. There are also numerous articles in his library, covering beginner to advanced topics and he also has a great woodturning tips library located there. An excellent resource for ANY woodworker.
Another great source of information is the Technique Page on the Valley Woodturners website. Again, some of the information there is related to woodworking in general, not just woodturnng information.
French-English & English-French translation
I have been trying to compile a list of names of lumber for some time, translating them from French to English and vice-versa. Here is the document which you can download. In exchange, I ask that if you find errors or if you know names that should be added, please let me know. There are only 120 species on the list right now. I'll take all the help I can get to add to this list. You will need to get Acrobat Reader to view the documents. If you do not have it, it is available free of charge at
Depuis un certain temp, j'essaye de compiler une liste Francaise/Anglaise des differentes especes de bois utilisees par les tourneurs. Voici donc un document que vous pouvez telecharger. En echange, je demande que vous me fassiez part de toute faute que vous trouverez ou d'especes que je peut ajouter. Il n'y a presentement que 120 especes sur la liste. J'apprecierais beaucoup un coup de main. Vous devrez etre equipe du logiciel Acrobat Reader pour visionner la liste que vous pouvez ensuite sauvegarder sur votre PC. Ce logiciel est offert gratuitement chez
My band saw Circle Cutting Jig details and drawings are available here
If you are looking for the document I wrote about tearing down and repairing/enhancing
the Craftsman 15 inch variable speed lathe, you can download it here in pdf format.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.