Peddar's Old Ladies
Peddar is a saw maker in Germany. He and Klaus make some of the most beautiful works of art. This blog chronicles Peddar's work with saw filing and restoration.
North Winds Toolworks
Kevin builds saws in the old style...a truly amazing historical study of form and function.
The Disstonian Institute
A pioneering site with everything you need to start your obsession with the Henry Disston and Sons legacy.
Bad Axe Toolworks
Mark Harrell's impressive site dedicated to his awesome saws. Mark is quickly expanding his range of custom made backsaws for the Progressive Luddite.
Wenzloff and Sons
Mike Wenzloff was one of the first boutique handsaw makers in the 21st century. His saws continue to set the bar for many craftsmen and tool makers.
This is the only web forum dedicated to handsaws. Ray Gardiner, the creator and host, lives Down Under and is a wealth of handsaw info. The saw makers forum is a particular favorite. A must for any saw lover!
Two Lawyers Toolworks
Klaus and Peddar (Old Ladies...see above) make saws in Germany. They are fast developing a reputation second to none.
Peter just might be the coolest woodworker in the world. He works in the 17th century (almost literally) and his work is inspiring. I just can't seem to get enough of his stuff.
I have learned so much from Adam. I think his his work is vastly under appreciated. Working in the 18th century style, Adam has made a wonderful committment to illuminating a period that is almost unknown.
Lost Art Press
Chris Schwarz and the company he launched to redefine woodworking. Drink the KoolAid....you know you want to... ;)
Quite possibly the best site on the web. Wiktor Kuc is an amazing researcher and tool historian. I discover new things on this site everyday that still blow my mind.
Hyperkitten Tool Co.
Josh Clark is hands down the best vintage tool dealer in the world. If he can't find it, chances are they never made it. ;)
Andrew Lunn's work is beyond words. He raised saw making to a level that no one ever has before, or may ever again. If you love saws, his site remains the most inspiring place to visit on the web.
While it was Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill who first introduced me to country woodcraft, it is Drew Langsner's work that I have become drunk on. Drew's first book opened my eyes to the wonders of what a simple hatchet and knife can do.
My friend Isaac Smith is quickly developing a fantastic reputation as not only a great saw maker, but a skilled designer and engineer of saws, saw related tools and much more. A must see for the saw enthusiast.
Bontz Saw Works
Ron Bontz makes beautiful saws and also sells saw parts and full saw kits. His machining and quality control are second to none. If you need a saw plate, back or fasteners, Ron is your guy.
I have been doing business with TGIAG ever since Dom Greco started cutting 1095 steel saw plates in his garage a couple years ago. He and his partner are dedicated and personable. TGIAG is my source for saw steel, saw tote templates and supplies. I can't say enough good things about them.
Jarrod Stonedahl's work speaks for itself...truly breath-taking! His spoons are drool worthy.
The incomparable, the one and only, the god-father of the green woodworking revival in America.
The name says it all. There can be only one!
You could say I have a green fetish. Its pure, its natural, everyone is doing it. And Mike is English, which makes him at least 50% more cool than you and I.
The first time I saw David Fisher's bowls was the day before I started teaching myself to carve green wooden bowls. But his work is so gorgeous that it also makes me want to take up sewing.
Tim is fast becoming one of my favorite woodworkers. I have had the fabulous pleasure of talking to Tim on a few occasions and he is as knowledgeably and talented as he is friendly. And he's got to be the friendliest guy I've met in a while! :)