ART AND CRAFTS SUPPLIERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS:
BASES AND PEDESTALS
Bases and Pedestals
Art Stands, Pedestals,and Platforms A supplier of pedestals plain and fancy.
Box bases that light up
Belgian BlackMarble And Black Marble Bases
The Base Shop, Inc. Custom Sculpture Bases. Pedestals. Woodworking. Artifacts.
Candlemaking.com candle and soapmaking supplies
Campbell Candles in Australia, with All you need to get started making your own candles.
Waxed-out: a candle company with lots of how-to information posted
The official National Candle Association website
The Candle Cauldron- aims to be the definitive candlemaking resource on the web
The Wax House Online Catalog Supplies and equipment for candlemaking, including beeswax and sculpture wax.
SW Chemical, makers of Melment superplasticizer
LaFarge: Makers of high-alumina cement in the US
Trelleborg Fillite- microspheres used for concrete lightening
Florida Lite Weight Cement- Matrix 400 formula 40 per cent lighter
Tirolessa sprayer flicks concrete from a hopper
Euclid concrete admixtures in Canada
Norchem, makers of silica fume and Norad superplasticizer
Gemite's list of concrete additives
W.R. Grace- leading maker of oncrete additives admixes reinforcement and curing agents
Texas Knifemakers' Supply a source of blade blanks, abrasives, tools, and materials like fossil and synthetic ivory.
Belt Grinders, belt sanders for custom knifemaking
Sheffield supply in FL
A good collection of knife-making links
The Canadian Knifemakers Guild
Lacis Online Catalog From Berkeley California, everything for needleworkers, milleners, and other artists who work with fabric or thread. An online catalog, instructional books, and links to the needleworld online.
The Weaving Network - Directory of Basketry and Caning Suppliers. A lot of links to suppliers of weaving materials.
Paula Burch's Hand Dyeing on Fabric A page dedicated to the art of coloring material, including batik, tie-dye, hand-painting and other processes.
Victorian Hairwork enthusiasts want your hair! Or buy some, if you want...
>The Gourd Factory - Retail At last, an internet source for odd-shaped cucurbitae! Get proficient, and you can join them!
Gourd Artist's Guild , which has links to member artists, tips and tricks, and sources of supplies listed.
The Caning Shop - Berkeley's source for gourds, reeds,cane, and basketry supplies
The Indirect Method of Mosaic An excellent guide to making pictorial mosaic art in glass or ceramic tile by George Fishman
MENDEL'S - Mosaics A source of ceramic and glass tile for use in mosaic work, as well as craft supplies in general.
Mosaic ColorKey The primary US importer of Italian glass mosaic tile provides a color chart online.
Tabularasa: Mosaic and sculpture supplies
Arts and crafts can be hazardous- a brief article with bibliography
Free art/theatre safety info and consulting
Hazards associated with metalworking by artists
Exposing ourselves to Art- an article on art and safety from a historical perspective
The hazards of patina chemicals
Hazards of art considered by craft discipline, from CROET- the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
A source of MSDS hazards statements
MSDS Solutions- Here's a source of MSDS info that's searchable by the substance and the company that makes it. It's free, but you have to fill out a long form to register, and remember your password
Bryant Lab - Chemicals and lab supplies in Berkeley- strong on patina chemicals
Skylighter A Supermarket for Pyrotechnics Professionals & Fireworks Making
The Chemistry Store - Serving The Hobbyist, Student, School and Industry
Lab-Pro Inc Lab products and chemicals in Sunnyvale CA
Miscellaneous Equipment, Supplies, and Information
Surplus Record The online outgrowth of a print publication, it lists various items of equipment from screwdrivers to machining centers available used, and links you with at least the address , if not the home page, of a dealer who sells (or sold) this item. Some gaps exist, but it's a promising start.
Thomas Register Home Page The online version of the classic print resource, with search tools to find the manufacturer or supplier of just about anything made in the USA .
Mechanical Parts Sources A compendium of suppliers of odd pulleys, gears, etc.
American Science and Surplus In Skokie, Ill.; a supplier of lots of strange stuff, from odd tools to plastic skeletons, solar cells, and tank telescopes. Some great deals on things you never knew you wanted.
INLAY.COM home of wood marquetry info, intarsia pics, inlay images, pietre dure inlay stone work hosts a forum dedicated to the art of fitting pieces of various materials together somewhat precisely. There's an interesting article on building a CNC router to facilitate this.
The Carving Consortium A page dedicated to the art of carving rubber stamps from erasers- an artform I confess I never even knew existed....
ConservArt Associates Inc. Art restorers online: if your art gets damaged, who you gonna call?
SoLux Task Lamp Natural daylight from a lightbulb? These are supposed to come as close as any.
Nbond Adhesive PolyBond33 - Polypropylene and Polyethylene Bonding Glue for stuff that's hard to glue.
Golden West Manufacturing Our variety of plastic materials are used in every industry by designers, pattern makers, machinists, sign and model makers.
FoamCoat This is supposed to prepare styrene or urethane foam objects to be painted
Foam latex, special effects makeup, molds, clays Special effects supplies
Craft Supplies by AC Miscellaneous supplies for odd projects
Marv Klotz's Utilities: home shop, mathematical and utility software Some handy stuff here, if you're ready for it...
The meteorite clinic
WAAC: An art conservators association on the web
The industrial erector set- aluminum extrusions and fittings
Cotronics high-temp adhesives
Lights and pumps
Lab-x A place to buy surplus lab equipment at auction
Dealer's electric- a wide selection of electric motors
The Science Store: A place to get skull models and other anatomical curiousities
Lamps and lamp parts
Micromark hobby tools
Duro-Test Lighting, Inc.- Manufacturer of Vita-Light daylight color-balanced flourescent bulbs
ECO-FOAM¨ Products-starch-based packing materials
Enviromold System mouldable biodegradable packing material
CHEAPCASTERS.COM- wheels with or without brakes
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