There are several websites that contain a vast amount of information for every woodworker. Also, there are resources for procuring supplies for making toys. And, there are sites for learning about the Shakers. These sites are listed below.
General Woodworking Online Resources
A History of Woodworking
Jim Barry’s Woodworkers Workshop
Mac’s Finishing Notebook – Lots of articles on finishing techniques based on 50 years of experience.
Nick Engler’s Workshop Companion
Vintage Machinery – Very interesting site with manuals to be downloaded for old machines. Great site check it out with lots of information available.
WoodBin – Woodworking software, reference material, how-to articles, and other stuff to help you with your woodworking projects.
Woodgears.ca – An Engineer’s Approach to Woodworking
The Wood Whisperer
Woodworker’s Central – Woodworker’s Website Association
Toy Making Supplies
American Woodcrafters Supply Co. – A source for wooden parts as well as various hardware for supplies
Benny’s Woodworks – Another source for wooden parts
Cherry Tree – Wooden toy parts & plans
Consumer Crafts – Website with a variety of craft-related supplies.
Craft America – Another source for wooden parts
Factory Direct Craft – Website with a variety of craft-related supplies.
Jewelry Supply – A good source for smaller hardware and embellishments
Toymaking Plans.com – Website with tons of original toy plans.
Vintage Games Woodworking Plans – Source for plans for vintage games
Woodworks Ltd – Yep another source for small wooden parts etc.
Making Shaker Boxes – John Wilson & Eric Pintar website
Christian Becksvoort – Traditional & Modern Methods used to make quality Shaker furniture.
United Society of Shakers – Link to the Sabbathday Lake community established in 1794.
Hancock Shaker Village – Website for Hancock Shaker Village, an open community.