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Useful Links


We are always on the lookout for websites of interest to our readers. If you think your woodworking-related website would make a great addition to this list and are interested in exchanging links, please please Contact Us.. A reciprocal link IS required and can be placed either on your 'links' page or prominently within your website. If you discover a broken link or incorrect information please Contact Us.

Stobart Davies Ltd
Books for Craftsmen

Website: www.stobartdavies.com
Address: Stobart House, Pontyclerc, Penybanc Road, Ammandford, SA18 3HP, 

Telephone: 01269 593100

Enfield Woodcarving Club


A small local friendly woodcarving club which meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. New members of all abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available.  Ring George 07703-219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look.


Reid Timber


Timber supplies, including Lime carving blanks. No mail order as yet. 


Website: www.reidtimber.co.uk

Introduction to Woodcarving Course

Wooburn Craft School, Wooburn Town, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0PJ, £250 including materials and the use of carving tools. 

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

Hands on learning of the basics of woodcarving including tool and wood selection, sharpening chisels, approaches to carving, etc. For more information contact Ernest Riall.


Telephone: 01628290770

Website: www.craftcourses.com/courses/woodcarving


Ockenden Timber


Retailers of carving and turning supplies, carving blocks (especially Lime) abrasives, polishes and finishes.


Website: www.ockenden-timber.co.uk

Woodcarving Magazine


Bi-monthly magazine devoted to carving.


Website: www.thegmcgroup.com/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=693



Ashley Isles (Edge Tools) Ltd

Woodcarving and turning tools.

Website: www.ashleyiles.co.uk
Email: mailsales@ashleyiles.co.uk
Address: East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4DD


Old Tools


Suppliers of quality secondhand Woodworking hand tools and planes.


Website: www.oldtools.co.uk


1066 Tools now Tool Nut


We supply a wide range of woodworking tools, green tools, planes, chisels etc. from some of the leading manufacturers including Veritas, Clifton, Robert Sorby, Henry Taylor, Marples, Ashley iles. 1066 tools also offer FREE delivery on all orders over £50.

Website: www.toolnut.co.uk


Prestige Walking Sticks


Suppliers of all forms of walking sticks and DIY kits for making your own.

Website: www.prestigewalkingsticks.com


The following companies do not support the BWA in any way, but members might find their details useful:

Lincolnshire Woodcraft Supplies


Website: www.lincolnshirewoodcraft.co.uk
Telephone: 01780 757825
Address: The Old Sawmill, Burghley Park, London Road. Stamford, Lincs. PE9 3JX.


Alan's Factory

A resource of various types of carving, techniques, tools and tips.


Website: www.alansfactoryoutlet.com/alans-factory-outlet-guide-to-wood-carving/


G&S Specialist Timber


Passionate about carving, we have a huge range of Carving blanks, well over 1,000 cut in stock at any one time, and a wide range of carving tools.


Website: www.toolsandtimber.co.uk
Telephone: 01768 891445
Address: The Workshop, Stainton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0ES.


Gerrymet Sawblades and Tooling


Website: www.gerrymet.co.uk
Telephone: 01543 378 805
Address: 5&6 Maybrook Industrial Est, Maybrook Road, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 7DG.


Norfolk Saw Services


We stock a large range of woodworking machinery, saw blades and power tools which customers can buy online or at our shop in Norwich, Norfolk. We also provide a saw sharpening service in the local area.


Website: www.norfolksawservices.co.uk 
Telephone: 01603 898695
Address: Norfolk Saw Services, Dog Lane, Horsford, Norwich, NR10 3DH.

Turners Retreat


FREE mail order catalogue or visit the new online shop.

Website: www.turners-retreat.co.uk
Telephone: 01302 744344


Mail order Lime 


Alan Parish from Essex sells lime, mail order or will deliver if it’s a sizeable order. The largest he does is 3” thick, but up to 14” wide, and you have to buy half a plank (5 – 7’).


Telephone: 01268 698391 or 07710 395443




We manufacture a Fire Writer Pyrography kit in the UK. 


Address: Antex Electronics Ltd, 2 Westbridge Industrial Estate, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8ED.

Telephone: 01822 613728 

Website: http://craft.antex.co.uk/products/pyrography/firewriter-wood-burning-tool/