The following lists contain places personally recommended by a club member. For updates and additions please contact Frank Ramsay


Hida Tool & Hardware, Berkeley. 510-524-3700 Japanese hand tools, kitchen knives, and Bonsai gardening tools. (Jim Voos)

Woodline/Japan Woodworker, Alameda. 800-537-7820 Japanese Hand Tools. Good finishing and sharpening supplies. Online only. (Jim Voos)

Soko Hardware, San Francisco 415-931-5510. A variety of Japanese tools and planes, some of which are not available from other suppliers. (Terry O'Donnell)

Luthier's Mercantile International. Healdsburg. 800-477-4437 Tools and woods for instrument makers. (Terry O'Donnell)

Robert Larson Company. San Francisco. 800-356-2195. (Terry O'Donnell, Arnie Champagne)

Woodcraft Supply. Dublin. (925) 875-9988. (Mike Cooper)

Woodcraft Supply. San Carlos 650-631-WOOD. (Eric McCrystal)

Rockler. Pleasant Hill 925.521.1800 Pleasant Hill. (Steve McCarthy)

C.B. Tool & Supply, 90 Karina Court, San Jose, (408)436-0707 or 1-800-662-9858. Conventional but large woodworking tool supply company. (George Bosworth)

Tooland. San Carlos. Focuses a little more on tools for contractors than on fine woodworking, but offers much wider variety than the Home Depot style of store. (Jamie Buxton)

Steve Smith. Steve produces glues for repairing damaged wood.

Hock Tools. Ron Hock makes high-quality blades for hand planes.



MacBeath Largest hardwood retailer I know of in the Bay area. Branches in Berkeley, San Jose, and SF. Berkeley branch also stocks Baltic Birch and Finn-ply plywoods. (Jamie Buxton)

Moore & Newton Quality Hardwoods. Large selection of 4/4 - 16/4 lumber plus hardwood panels. New address: 2115 Williams St, San Leandro, 94577. (John Blackmore)

PALS EarthSource - Plywood And Lumber Sales Tired of plywood from big-box stores that's curled up like a potato chip? Buy from a store that sells to cabinet shops. Now back in Oakland, and have a good selection of flat hardwood sheetgoods. They also sell hardwood lumber.
2401 Poplar St, Oakland, CA 94607 Tel: 510-547-7257 (Frank Ramsay)

Baker Milling Mills, air-dries, and sells local hardwoods in rough-sawn slab form. Gilroy. (Jamie Buxton)

Southern Lumber 1402 Monterey Hwy., San Jose, 408-294-1487 Large selection of domestic and imported hardwoods, mostly S4S and expensive. (George Bosworth)

Aura Hardwood Lumber 620 Quinn Ave., San Jose, CA 95112, 408-275-1990, - Most hardwoods. Stock fluctuates widely.

Far West Forest Products 2620 El Camino Real, (Hwy 101), Prunedale, CA 93907, 831-663-0220, also Sheridan, CA 530-633-4316- Many interesting slabs. From their site: "We offer: Lumber, custom cutting services, portable band saws, blades, sharpening services, sawmill service, tech support, and logging services." and "...over 90% of the lumber we provide comes from within a 500 mile radius of our Sheridan CA location. " (Frank Ramsay)

NEW - FogCitySawyer Located on Bernhard Ave in the Richmond hills. Ted De Gros is a full time arborist who purchased a band saw mill a couple years ago. He has stocked and dried an interesting selection of locally grown lumber. Viewing is by appointment only, times are flexible, weekend viewing is available. Ted is a ISA Certified Arborist WE-9265A, a Certified Treeworker, Climber Specialist 2016-C, and a Certified Tree Risk Assessor CTRA 1180. (Frank Ramsay)

Global Wood Source Northern Hardwoods bit the dust, but some of the folks from there have opened this store. 376 Reed St Santa Clara, Ca 95050 (Neal White)

Groff & Groff Lumberyard in Pennsylvania with high quality cherry. Even with freight charges, they are price competitive with Bay Area dealers. Robinson)

Whitethorne Construction mills and dries native hardwood in Humboldt County.

Van Arsdale Harris Lumber specializes in West Coast softwoods, in cabinet-quality wood, not the construction stuff from the big box stores. They're in San Francisco, not far from Candlestick. (Jamie Buxton)

California Urban Lumber mills and sells lumber from trees cut by local municipalities or tree service companies in Northern California. They also do custom Milling. (Per Madsen)

Whole House Building Supply San Mateo: Offers quality building materials donated or salvaged from area homes and businesses. They conduct material salvage sales at houses slated for demolition or remodeling. Whole House Building Supply works with East Palo Alto non-profits allowing for all donations to be tax-deductible. (Ray Burger)

Keith Stephens Keith imports and sells hardwood, and is particularly interested in sustainable forestry.

Goby Walnut and Western Hardwoods, Porlan, Oregon Figured Maple, Walnut slabs and more.

The Woodbank Sell exotic woods from around the world as well as domestic hardwoods for woodworkers and luthiers. Have in stock Katalox, Granidillo, Chechen, Genuine Mahogany (figured & flat sawn) all FSC. Also have woods like Birdseye Maple, Curly Maple, Quilted Maple, Reclaimed old growth Redwood, Douglas Fir, and more. 772 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA. 94710, (510)982-0698

For more information

Saroyan Hardwoods of Livermore Sell a large range of hardwoods, softwoods in stock. Also do custom milling

6500 National Drive, Livermore, CA 94550 (925) 960-1970

For more information



Sartor Saw Works. 220 Bayshore Blvd, SF 94133 415.282.6093. (Jamie Buxton)

The Carbide Shop is no longer in business in Redwood City. However, they have a pickup arrangement at Woodcraft San Carlos. Every Tuesday they pick up your dull tools from Woodcraft, and return them sharpened on the next Tuesday. (Jamie Buxton)

Standard Saw. 181 10th St. Oakland, CA 510-832-0856 (Mike Cooper)

Bay Area Carbide. 1843 East Street, Concord, CA 94520 . (Mike Cooper)

Don Naples. Our own Don Naples invented and sells a sharpening machine

D Walton Saw & Knife: San Rafael. Sharpening services:



Builders Booksource. A bookstore for architects and builders. It has the largest woodworking section I've encountered in the Bay area. Berkeley. (Jamie Buxton)

William Stout Architectural Books. A terrific small shop packed with interesting books. They specialize in architecture, design, and graphics. Don't miss the basement, where much of the wood stuff is. San Francisco. (Jamie Buxton)

The QuarterSawn on-line Newsletter

The QuarterSawn is a new way to reach those who enjoy Arts and Crafts Furniture. Appealing to furnituremakers, and particularly those of us who enjoy building Arts and Crafts furniture, each issue of The QuarterSawn will features interesting and relevant information on the Arts and Crafts movement, Arts and Crafts furniture, furniture design, and detailed techniques and tips for building Arts and Crafts furniture. To read go to: and click on the Newsletter link(John Blackmore)


Tree Surgeon / Sawyer

Blair Glenn's primary business is Saratoga Tree Service, in Campbell. 408 866-7200 He also has a band mill and turns some trunks into lumber. If you're taking down a big tree and want to build furniture from it, he's a good place to start. His lumber stock depends on what trees he's encountered recently. I've seen ash, walnut, pear, redwood, valley oak, and live oak. (Jamie Buxton)


Schools / Courses / Tutors

Woodshop at Palo Alto High School, 650-329-3752 Beginner classes and woodshop availability on semester basis. (George Bosworth)

BAWA Member Marcus Miller teaches a woodworking course at Palo Alto Adult School

Woodshop courses at Sequoia High School in Redwood City. 650.306.8866 (Mike Roth)

Woodworking Technology courses at Laney College, particularly those of Jay Van Arsdale. (Bill Mannix)

Woodworking courses at The College of the Redwoods. This program, founded by James Krenov, has produced many of the country's finest crafts people. It also has shorter courses for people who are not full-time woodworkers. (Bud Ruby and Arnie Champagne)

Wood courses at the Crucible. The Crucible is mostly known for metal work, but has some wood courses too.

Courses by David Marks. You may remember David from a talk he gave at BAWA in 2003. He also has a TV show. He now teaches courses in his studio

The Sawdust Shop. Our own Craig Colvin The Sawdust Shop, which provides woodshop time on a membership basis.

Randall Museum. Courses for children and for adults. Our own Mike Bray teaches there. (Mike Bray)

Woodcraft and Rockler. These retail stores, listed above in the Tools section, often offer short woodworking courses and demonstrations. For current offerings, go to their national web sites and drill down to the local stores.

John McCormack. Furniture Designer, Maker & Teacher.  John also offers private instruction in his shop or in the student's shop.

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, Sausalito Teaches yacht restoration, tradional boat building and other educational programs

David Marks. David has a show on TV, and makes fine furniture.

Ejler Hjorth-Westh. Ejler makes beautiful furniture, and teaches in the College of the Redwoods woodworking program

Arques School of Traditional Boat Building. Building and teaching about building wooden boats.

Dan Stalzer. Dan makes Appalachian-style chairs in Ft Bragg, and teaches how to make them.

Greg Zall. Greg does remarkable marquetry and furniture, and teaches at the California College of Arts and Crafts

Northwest Woodworking Studio with Gary Rogowski: Classes in many types of woodworking. More information:

Laney College in Oakland has a Wood Technology department has a series of woodworking courses inluding cabinet and furniture making :

Shop Space

Shared workshop space available in San Francisco starting January 2015:

2 Bench-spaces available for rent in fully equipped woodshop. Includes 24/7 access, easy access to suppliers and freeways. Located in a large craftsman/artist community in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood. One shared workspace will be available 1/2015, and the second in 2/2015. Monthly rent dependent on use/space ($500-750)

Contact Ted Fay at

The Sawdust Shop offers a very well-equipped wood shop for use by its patrons.

Located at 320 Martin Ave, #B, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Open 11am-5pm Mon-Sat.

They also run courses. (Craig Colvin)

Hunt Projects are renting workshop/studio space in the Bayview area of San Francisco.

A 4000 sq ft warehouse located in Bayview on the edge of the Dog Patch.
Metalshop and Woodshop facilites. Shared space with personal lockers.

For more information see:

Or contact owner, Charlie Leese, at: 415-518-7135


Galleries/ Museums/ Woodworkers/ Inspiration

Gallery M. A gallery specializing in studio furniture and fine woodwork. Half Moon Bay.

Jamie Buxton, BAWA member. Jamie and designs and builds custom furniture.

Brian Condran. Brian makes beautiful furniture.

Michael Cullen. Michael make gorgeous furniture.

Roger Heitzman.  Roger designs and builds custom furniture.

Ejler Hjorth-Westh. Ejler makes beautiful furniture, and teaches in the College of the Redwoods woodworking program

Robert Meier. Robert and his brother Christian build furniture in Aptos.

Bruce Powell, BAWA member. Bruce designs and builds custom furniture.

Jared Rusten. Jared builds furniture in San Jose.

Debey Zito. Debey designs new furniture in the Arts & Crafts style.


Woodwork related services

Lowpensky Moulding

Thickness planning and molding services.
We have a good report of them.

They are a top quality molding shop -- large volumes or short runs to order

"Boards have to be at least 5 feet long for their double sided planer to take them."

Address: 900 Palou Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

Phone:(415) 822-7422

Monday to Friday 7.00 am - 3.30 pm



The BAWA classified ads are intended to advertise items of woodworking interest to our members that are for sale in the greater Bay Area. Members are entitled to advertise any items at no cost. Categories include For Sale, Wanted, Free Stuff or Workshop sharing. Non-members, who are private parties, may advertise items for $10 per month. The newsletter editor will have the discretion to decide the suitability of any submissions.

To place an ad contact:

Steve Rosenblum
212 Santa Rita Ave
Palo Alto 94301

March 2015: Current Ads

for sale03/2015: FOR SALE: Mexican Hardwoods: Bacote and Rosa Morada

for sale02/2015: FOR SALE: Rojek 16" Jointer/Planer with horizontal mortiser

for sale02/2015: FOR SALE: Black Acacia lumber and whole slabs

for sale02/2015: Large quantity of cherry veneer. UPDATE: REDUCED PRICE $.60 sq. ft.

for sale11/2014: FOR SALE: Delta 20" band saw and uniplane

for sale11/2014: FOR SALE: Scroll saw and oscillating spindle sander

for sale10/2014: FOR SALE: 24" scroll saw

for sale4/2014: Hot melt adhesives suitable for edgebanding for sale

for sale1/2014: Delta shaper, Hawk scroll saw, oak table top, other tools for sale

for sale9/2013: For Sale - Laminate Panels

for sale9/2013: For Sale - Molding

for sale2/15/13 For Sale: Rockwell Delta Tilting arbor bench saw ($410)

3/2015: FOR SALE: Mexican Hardwoods: Bacote (Cordia Boissier) and Rosa Morada (Tubebuia Rosea)

Bacote (Cordia Boissier) availability: 6/4—750 board feet(BF); 4/4—1280 BF

Price: $6 BF.

bacote board

Bacote board from Red Cloud Furniture

Rosa Morada (Tubebuia Rosea) availability: 6/4—215 BF; 4/4 119 BF

Price: $7 BF. Minimum Order is 30 BF combined

All wood is at 10-12% moisture. Papers from Mexico are available.

For additional samples see John Blackmore at BAWA

Contact Rik Lawrence, Red Cloud Furniture, 2500 Grove St., Sonoma, CA 95476
at 707-332-5153 or

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02/2015: FOR SALE: Rojek 16" Jointer/Planer with horizontal mortiser

New main motor. Excellent condition.

Priced to sell at $2950.

Contact John Blackmore at 650-400-9429 or for further information.

Rojek 16 Jointer/Planer with horizontal mortiser

Rojek 16" Jointer/Planer with horizontal mortiser

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02/2015: FOR SALE: Black Acacia lumber and whole slabs

Black Acacia lumber and whole slabs

Approx. 800 bf of Black Acacia (acacia melanoxylon) lumber:

1 x 6-7 (18 pieces)
2 x 6 (40 pieces)
4 x 6 (14 pieces)
Lengths are 8 ft.+ to 11ft.+

Lumber was milled from a tree that had been down for 2 years. It has been drying outside, covered and stickered since last August.

$7.50/bf 100 ft. minimum please

Whole slabs:3 logs 20”-26”in diameter and 6-8 ft. long- cut into 2.5” thick slabs. These slabs were cut from down logs and are air dry at this point.

Individual slabs $125-$250 Whole log slabbed $400-$650

Contact Dave Anderson 415 850-0652

Acacia lumber

Black Acacia lumber

Acacia slabs

Black Acacia slabs

Acacia slabs

Additional Black Acacia lumber

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11/2014: FOR SALE: Delta 20" band saw and uniplane

* Delta 20" bandsaw - good condition with 10 extra blades; 3hp 220volt; with custom resaw fence. $450

* Delta uniplane - needs tuneup; gives better finish than standard planer; 110 volts. $300

Also have several sizes of Hock handplane steels.

Make an offer, All prices are negotiable.

Contact Glenn Krueg, 510 797 9046 or

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11/2014: FOR SALE: Scroll saw and oscillating spindle sander

* Delta Model 40-530 16" Scroll Saw, with manual, tool and blades. Runs great. $85.00

* Grizzly Model G0538 Oscillating Spindle Sander, with manual, 5 sanding drums, table inserts, and various grit drums. Great condition, light use. $85.00

Contact John Wilson at 650/365-6336 or for further information.

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10/2014: FOR SALE: 24" scroll saw

Walker Turner 24" Scroll Saw: $150

Location Palo Alto

Contact Frank Ramsay at 408 823 2382 or for further information.

Walker Turner scroll saw

Walker Turner scroll saw

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4/2014: Hot melt adhesives suitable for edgebanding for sale

Fineline Corpentry has one 55 lb. bag of Hotmelt Pellets DOKS205 High Viscosity selling for $150

Hotmelt Pellets DOKS205 High Viscosity High viscosity, EVA - rubber-based, specially formulated for use in automatic edgebanding equipment. This premium grade hotmelt has been modified with a rubber additive to provide an exceptionally strong and durable multi-purpose adhesive. Recommended for all straightline edgebanding applications. Its high viscosity, excellent bonding characteristics, and high heat resistancemake this the ideal all-purpose edgebanding adhesive. The spread and flow characteristics permit both moderate and high speed applications to be run without stringing.

Processing temperature:
Application Roller: 220-225°C, Melting Container: 200-220°C     Feed Speed: 40'/min
Recommended for veneer, polyester, PVC, melamine, solid wood, ABS, thick PVC and laminate.

Fineline also has two bags of Raubond Universal Hot Melt, Color: Natural for $55 each.
RAUBOND™ Universal Hot Melt: An economical, medium-viscosity hot melt suitable for a wide variety of edging including PVC, ABS, PP, veneer and melamine.
RAUBOND™ Universal is a great all-purpose edgebanding adhesive and is optimal for medium to high-speed, straight-line edgebanding. Type: Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Softening Point: 230°F (110°C) Application Temp: 374°-410°F (190°-210°C) Roller Feed Speed: 50+ ft/min (15+m/min)

Contact: Fineline Carpentry, Inc. Attn: Kerry Duffy Phone: (650) 592-2442

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1/2014: Delta shaper, Hawk scroll saw, oak table top, other tools for sale

Rockwell Delta shaper, S/N 114-1391, 2 hp, 2 speed motor with cutting tools, 3 spindles including one for router bit collet, $450

Hawk Scroll Saw, 22", excellent condition, $250 or best offer

5 foot diameter oak table top, 2" thick, laminated, excellent condition

3 ea. router tables must see

Black and Decker 10" band saw, $75

Make an offer, All prices are negotiable.

Contact Arnie Champagne, 415-282-1704 or

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9/2013: For Sale - Laminate Panels

Belmont Cabinet Shop has over 100 Sheets of ¾" x 49" x 97" Laminate Panels
These Panels have a Particle Board or MDF Core with High Pressure Laminate on Two Sides
Most Panels have White on one side and there are a variety with Solid Colors and Wood Grains on the other side
These Panels are great for shelving or build your own cabinet boxes from them.
$10.00 per Sheet or 5 for $40.00. You can not buy anything from Home Depot this cheap!!

Call Mac at (650) 592-2442

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9/2013: For Sale - Molding

Belmont Cabinet Shop has several hundred feet of Molding for sale.
These materials are left over from a variety of projects, including Base Boards, Crown Molding, Chair Rail and Wall Cap. They are Made of Oak, Poplar and Cherry.
This material is great for hobbyist's and woodworkers to use on projects such as picture frames, plant stands, trim out a room. There is not a lot of the same moldings.
Will Sell Cheap! ** Give great price to someone that takes all!!!

Call Mac at (650) 592-2442

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02/2015: Large quantity of cherry veneer. UPDATE REDUCED PRICE $.60 sq. ft.

Available are 51 sheets total of solid cherry veneer, measured at .025' thick = 1/40 inch. Most sheets are 163" long and vary from 13" to 17" wide, with average 15" width. 33 sheets are of highest quality - few inclusions and numbered in sequence. 18 sheets appear to be of "backing" quality and are not all in sequence. Some are shorter than 163". Selling in minimum bundles of 4 sheets.

More detailed photos can be viewed at: www.brucepowellwoodworking/shop/cherry-veneer

Contact: Bruce Powell, (415) 305-8962

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2/15/13 For Sale: Rockwell Delta Tilting arbor bench saw ($410)

Included are the bench saw, stand, mobile base fence, miter gauge, and 40 tooth carbide blade. The motor can be wired for 110 volts or 220 volts.

For information phone: Fred Voltmer 925-838-8818

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