Last updated 11/27/99
I've roughly sorted organizations into two groups, tool-oriented and craft-oriented.

Tool-oriented organizations

These are organizations for collectors and users of old tools. They typically publish newsletters and hold meetings for the display, discussion and trading of tools. I've listed the organizations that I belong to or whose events I'm aware of. The address listed is where to write for membership.

The Big Two

Early American Industries Association
Elton W. Hall
167 Bakerville Road
S. Dartmouth, MA 02748

EAIA also offers members a great selection of books.

Mid-West Tool Collectors Association
John Wells, Treas.
P.O. Box 8016
Berkeley, CA 94707

The Regionals

Arizona Antique Tool Collectors (AATC)
Bob Thompson, Pres.
Phoenix Forge
130 E. Taylor
Phoenix, AZ

Association of Tools and Trades in Connecticut (ATTIC)
Bob Dunn, Treasurer
34 Thomas Ave.
Uncasville, CT 06382

Collectors of Rare and Familiar Tools Society of New Jersey (CRAFTS)
J. Whelan
38 Colony Ct.
Murray Hill, NJ 07974

Long Island Antique Tool Collectors Association (LIATCA)
Bill Hermanek, Pres.
31 Wildwood Lane
Smithtown, NY 11787

New England Tool Collectors Association (NETCA)
Judy Hughes, Sec./Treas.
11-1/2 Concord Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Ohio Tool Collectors Association (OTCA)
George E. Woodard, Sec./Treas.
P.O. Box 261
London, OH 43140

Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors (PNTC)
Jean Racine, Treas.
12780 SW 231st Pl.
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA)
Greg Wilinski, Sec./Treas.
7007 Hundsford Lane
Springfield, VA

Preserving Arts and Skills of the Trades (PAST) Tool Organization
Allan Foster, membership director
5200 Lawton Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

Richmond Antique Tool Society (naw...)
Jim Hollins
2208 Lochwood Ct.
Richmond, VA 23233

Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors (RMTC)
Cliff Fales, Sec./Ed.
1435 S. Urban Way
Lakewood, CO 80228

Southwest Tool Collectors Association (SWTCA)
Gregor Mszar, Secretary
1409 Circle Lane
Bedford, Texas 76022

Three Rivers Tool Collectors Association (TRTC)
Bob Kendra, Pres.
39 South Rolling Hills
Irwin, PA 15642

Western New York Antique Tool Collectors Assoc. (WNYATCA)
Ted Kinsey, Sec/Treas
3162 Avon Rd.
Geneseo, NY 14454

Craft-oriented organizations

[Hmm, how come the woodturners are also such prolific webslingers?]

American Society Of Furniture Artists (ASOFA)

The Arizona Woodturners Association

The Canadian Marquetry Society

An encyclopedic list of carving clubs

Cascade Woodturners Association

The Charlotte Woodworkers Association

Des Moines Woodworkers Association

The Furniture Society

Guild of American Luthiers

Kansas City Woodcarvers Club and Woodcarvers BBS

Michigan Association of Woodturners

National Wood Carvers Association

New England Wood Carvers

Northwest Woodcarvers Association

Peninsula Woodturners Guild (Australia)

San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association

San Diego Wood Turners

Seattle Chapter, American Association of Woodturners

The Southeast Wood Carvers Association

Surrey Association of Woodturners (UK)

Triangle Wood Turners of North Carolina

Victorian Woodworkers' Association (Australia)

The Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild

The Wood Turning Center

Woodworkers' Guild of Georgia

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