Resources we use and recommend:

Caswell has had a solid reputation in metal finishes for decades. We use their products exclusively to produce our tools. Reasonable prices, quick shipping and wonderful customer service.
Thompson Lathe Tools have been in our shop for a long time, and are the only reached for spindle gouge used. Every Czeck Edge tool handle has been shaped by a Thompson. They made from CPM 10V tool steel and have a lot of metal below the flutes for extended reach without chatter. Excellent edge retention as well.


Hand Tool Manufacturers:

Benchcrafted produces the smoothest and most secure acting wagon vise on the market and has the 'Glide' leg vise with identical operational features. Benchcrafted also manufactures the MagBlok which is arguably the best magnetic knife holder being made today and is used in kitchens worldwide.

Lee Valley needs no introduction here, they are just an outstanding organization from top to bottom and a pleasure to do business with. They probably have the largest and finest collection of woodworking accessories, hardware and tools on the planet.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, a fanastic company, they are makers of woodworking hand tools of superior quality and craftsmanship. As a participant in dozens of L-N Hand Tool Events, I can enthusiastically recommend them as a highly educational and worthwhile experience for any hand tool or woodworking enthusiast. 

Hand Tool Resources on the Internet:
One of the best woodworking content sites out there in podcast format is Matt's Basement Workshop Podcast. Listen to Matt on your way to work in the AM and arrive with a smile and a positive attitude to get your day off to a great start!
Cian Perez maintains a huge repository of ww’g and hand tool information as well as a number of respected sources. A great resource for the novice and expert alike. Definitely worth a visit.
Luke Townsley’s site with some great how–to content and a good index of hand tool resources and sources. Recommended.

This is a great beginners resource that assumes you've never heard of woodworking and takes it from there. Essential tools, safety equipment, shop considerations, and a lot of skill building projects in a building block style format. Very visit worthy.