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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
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?

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/

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

A state-run site featuring Maine craftspeople and small businesses.
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
Beyond a doubt, the best handtools; sold worldwide. A complete line of hand planes, scrapers, saws, accessories, and, chisels.
Kane Hardwoods, one of the Collins Companies
My favorite cherry suppliers, Kane has their own 125,000 acre wood lot. Certified, sutainably harvested hardwoods.
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.
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.
Whitechapel Brasses
The best quality hardware from around the world: hinges, locks, pulls, catches, etc.
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.

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.

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.


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