Links

The links included on this page are a mixture of organizations that I am a member of, tourism and arts sites related to Val-David, Quebec and other sites which may be of interest to those of you who are woodworkers. Click on the site name to open a new browser window at that location.

Wood Suppliers

Les Bois Ynovack: A newly discovered supplier when I lived in Quebec, this company based just outside of Victoriaville, offers a wide selection of domestic and imported hardwoods. This family run business was very helpful when I recently was searching for a large sized maple burl for a particular commission.

Exotic Woods Inc: I have been buying wood from John Sr., John Jr., and Mel Hordyk for over ten years, and have never failed to be impressed with their knowledge, friendly service and desire to find just the right piece of wood. Their selection of domestic and imported hardwoods is tremendous, as is the range of burl woods from around the world.

Woodfinder: This is a site I recently discovered that provides links to hundreds of wood supply companies across North America. It has several search capabilities, including being able to search by species, location or both. A great site for locating that hard to find piece.

Craft Supplies

Jacques Coulombe Ltd: A small company with a fairly limited product array, but they have the best prices I've come across for Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue and some sanding discs. Worth checking out for the pricing.

Lee Valley: Lee Valley is well known to any woodworker or gardener for their high quality tools and accessories. In addition to their mail order and retail locations, they now have an on-line order service.

The Woodturners Catalog: An amazing selection of project supplies, tools and reference materials (books and videos).

Partnerships & Organizations

Imaginewood: This company based in Combermere, Ontario, has developed an extensive line of hard maple kitchen utensils. Marcel and Nicole put a lot of work into product testing each utensil, and have a great array of wooden serving and cooking items. I have included a link to their site as they have a great combination salad tong that can be used either with one hand or two. These tongs work very well with my bowls. I am also working with Marcel to develop a cheese knife to compliment my fruit and cheese platters.

The Ontario Crafts Council: Celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year, the OCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting the works of Ontario craftspeople through educational programs, tours and exhibitions, grants and awards. The OCC also operates The Guild Shop in downtown Toronto which showcases and retails the work of members.

American Association of Woodturners: This is North America's largest woodturning organization with chapters across the US and Canada. International membership is growing. The AAW publishes quarterly the American Woodturner, a journal devoted to all aspects of woodturning, design, art and craft. Early every summer the AAW also holds a well attended weekend conference where turners of all skill levels gather to trade stories, watch the best in the field demonstrate their techniques and admire and critique each others work in the Instant Gallery.

Tourism

The following links will take you to local tourism and municipal websites for the Warkworth area. Here you can find information on up-coming events, accommodation and local businesses.

            www.warkworth.ca

            www.trenthills.ca

            www.trenthillschamber.ca

            www.northumberlandtourism.com