LINKS OF INTEREST, My Favorite Places



Jacques Vesery
Jacques started as a wood turner and has becomes one of the best and most original decorative surface artists. He has an amazing palette of color, texture and originality.
http://www.jacquesvesery.com/

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
One of the premier craft schools in the country. A Maine treasure in a magic location. Summer classes in wood, ceramics, glass, fiber, metals, etc. http://www.haystack-mtn.org/index.php/

Maine Woodworkers Association
We finally have our very own website. For those interested in woodworking in the southern Maine/midcoast area. Monthly meetings in a variety of shops, schools and studios.
http://mainewoodworkers.org/index.php

United Society of Shakers
The Shakers have had a major influence on my designs. The Sabbathday Lake community was established in 1794. Check their web site, buy herbs and teas, or visit the community in person.
http://www.shaker.lib.me.us/

 
Shaker Workshops
Authentic Shaker reproductions, not only furniture (both kits and finished) but also oval boxes, lamps, pottery, rugs, kitchen utensils and folk art.
http://www.shakerworkshops.com/

 
Fine Woodworking Magazine
If you are interested in woodworking, this is the magazine for you. I've been a subscriber since 1975, and a contributing editor since 1989.
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/
 
 
Dictum Tools
A German tool house with a world-wide selection of the highest quality tools, materials, books and classes. Where else can you find boxwood, reindeer hide backpacks, Damascus steel blades, and violin makers planes the size of a fingernail?
http://www.mehr-als-werkzeug.de/page/homepage.htm?lang=en

 
Offerman Woodshop
Nick Offerman, actor and fellow woodworker has one of the most interesting shops I've visited. It has soul and ambiance. Not only that but Nick is a great guy and a really fine woodworker/ http://www.offermanwoodshop.com
 

Mary Azarian
has been carving and printing woodblocks for decades. Superb cards, posters and calendars.
http://www.maryazarian.com/
 
Maine Made: America's Best

A state-run site featuring Maine craftspeople and small businesses.
http://www.mainemade.com/
 
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
Beyond a doubt, the best handtools; sold worldwide. A complete line of hand planes, scrapers, saws, accessories, and, chisels.
http://www.lie-nielsen.com/
 
Kane Hardwoods, one of the Collins Companies
My favorite cherry suppliers, Kane has their own 125,000 acre wood lot. Certified, sutainably harvested hardwoods.
http://www.collinswood.com/M2_CertifiedForests/M2H3A1_Overview.html
 
Musser Forests
The best supplier of tree seedlings in quantity. I plant 10-50 trees each year and ship to customers who request a seedling. http://www.musserforests.com/
 
Horton Brasses
These folks produce the nicest, most authentic, period brasses
available. A small company in Connecticut, they also offer outstanding
hand wrought iron hardware.
http://www.horton-brasses.com/
 
Whitechapel Brasses
The best quality hardware from around the world: hinges, locks, pulls, catches, etc.
http://www.whitechapel-ltd.com/
 
Lee Valley Tools
A splendid Canadian tool retailer, gone international. Woodworking tools, hardware & gardening tools. Lee Valley was kind enough to produce my expansion washers and flat panel router bit.
http://www.leevalley.com/home/main.asp

 
Maine Crafts Association
A statewide organization founded to strengthen individual craft artists, Maine communities local economies, and the visitor experience by making Maine a national crafts destination. MCA promotes education, understanding, and appreciation of the work of Maine craft artists.
http://www.mainecrafts.org/

 
Maine Furniture
This site promotes Maine made furniture and Maine furniture makers.  Very educational and a great resource for finding a Maine furniture maker who suits your style and taste.  
http://www.mainefurniture.org/items.aspx
 

 


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