Woodworking Links

www.hocktools.com – Excellent hard, high carbon steel and A2 cryo plane blades. Also scraper plane blades (112 & 80), burnishers and spokeshave blades etc.
www.supertool.com – Patrick’s Blood and Gore. This robust personal view of Stanley planes is a must!.
www.lie-nielsen.com – Fine planes, tools and benches that really work. If you are visiting the Toolworks in Maine, there is a wonderful B&B close by: www.blueskyefarm.com
www.classichandtools.com – High quality Japanese and other tools. Mike is currently the only UK supplier of Brusso hinges, Hock blades and my favourite Japanese bench chisels. The H.N.T. Gordon planes are superb for cranky, difficult timber.
www.japanwoodworker.com – Fine Japanese & other woodworking tool store.
www.woodworking.co.uk – All sorts of information of interest to all woodworkers.
www.dictum.com/en – Japanese tools, select woodworking tools, special tools for instrument making and violin supplies. Excellent!
www.crafts.org.uk/ Devon Guild of Craftsmen – High quality craftwork .
www.hntgordon.com.au – H.N.T Gordon Classic wooden planes for difficult timbers.
www.gifkins.com.au -Superb through dovetail router table jig.
www.fine-boxes.com – Andrew Crawford. Fine decorative boxes. Fine boxes to commission. Box making courses. Books.
www.furnitureworks.co.uk John Elbert, one of David’s first students has a workshop in Wandsworth.
www.sauerandsteiner.com Beautiful handmade infill planes.
www.awafinefurniture.co.uk New workshop set up in Salcombe by ex-student Andrew Arthur.
www.joseph-lewis.co.uk/ Joseph Lewis originally trained under David, and has established a reputation for making distinctive Furniture with a strong emphasis on detail and design.
www.langeobjekte.de/ Dirk Lange, an ex-students web site.
www.hearnehardwoods.com With over 100 species of domestic and exotic hardwood lumber in stock, Hearne Hardwoods Inc. is one of the largest specialty lumberyards in the world.
www.nicholaspurcell.com/ Nick Purcell, ex-student’s website

Non Woodworking Links

www.robseymourphotography.co.uk/ Based in the Devonian Village of Hartland, Bob Seymour splits his time between photography & chairmaking. He took virtually all the excellent photos for my three books of articles

www.longcottage.co.uk/ This is a B&B run by one of our ex-students Simon Swallow and his wife Karine. He renovated the old cottages himself to a very high standard and has built a workshop there, where he makes furniture.
www.devonlife.co.uk/ Devon Life Magazine’s website- Hartland area.

General Information

www.northdevon-aonb.org.uk This site provides information about the work and management of the North Devon Coast AONB. For wildlife, heritage, culture and things to do in the North Devon Coast AONB
www.ttef.org.uk The area around the Torridge Estuary has been designated as a Biosphere Reserve and the whole coastline is an AONB. The first link has a village fact file about Hartland, the second describes the estuary area, which is about 20 minutes from Hartland.
www.hartlandpeninsula.co.uk This is a new local website which includes various types of accommodation as well as attractions, facilities, local beaches, walks, places to eat and news of events. Very helpful, if you are intending to bring family with you.
www.hartlandabbey.com The local stately home is Hartland Abbey, which has beautiful gardens and grounds. It also has cottages to rent, one of which was used for the shooting of the recent BBC version of Sense and Sensibility.