Useful Woodturning Supply Resources

We are often asked where to find credible woodurning supply resources. We have found these sites to be a great source for our members. If you find other woodturning supply resources, feel free to send us a message and we will vett the site to be added to our source list.

Hardware Specialties (endorsed and recommended by the Alaska Woodturners Association)

424 West 54th Avenue. Anchorage, AK 99518, 907-563-1312, 800-263-1312

Local source for domestic & exotic woods, wood lathes, and Oneway turning tools, lathes, chucks, etc.

Here are some links for sources of wood, tools, and supplies related to woodturning. AWA does not specifically endorse any of these providers. The links are provided for your convenience only.

Craft Supplies, USA 
source for woodturning supplies

Packard Woodworks, Inc.
source for woodturning supplies

Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop 
source for sanding supplies

source of woodturning supplies

Penn State Industries 
source for pen turning kits, other project kits, and wood blanks

MSC Direct 
A  supplier for tool steel

Timberwolf Blades
12 Waverly Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772-1902, Phone: 1-800-234-7297

source of band saw blades.

(Timberwolf Blades are also available locally at Hardware Specialties)

MDI Woodcarvers Supply

source wood carving supplies

Woodturners Wonders
source for lamps, CBN wheels, and sanding supplies

Jacobs Online
source for nichrome wire

Vinces Wood N Wonders
source for sanding supplies (foam backed sandpaper and sanding disc’s), and turning supplies

Chefware Kits
source for specialty jigs and supplies

Carter and Son Toolworks
source for M42 steel turning tools

Wood Turningz
source for pen kits, other project kits, and wood blanks

Ron Brown’s Best
source for wood turning supplies and unique tools

Cook Woods
source for specialty wood and turning blanks

The Wood Database 
Good source to look up the properties, including grain/texture, workability, odor, allergies/toxicity and more on a large variety of woods.

Aloha Woods, Inc.
734770 Kanaiani St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 808-329-5189

source of all Hawaiian woods.

Gilmer Wood Co.      
2211 N W St Helens Rd, Portland, OR 97210, 503-274-1271

source for exotic woods.

Northwest Timber
Lewis Judy, P O Box 1010, Jefferson, OR 97352, 541-327-1000

source of instrument grade maple, walnut, cherry and myrtle wood

North Woods Figured Woods
Les Dougherty, PO Box 808, Forest Grove, OR 97116

source of figured wood, burls, slabs and lumber.

Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America

source for exotic woods.