Market Place - Tools

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

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

Luthier's Mercantile International Healdsburg. 800-477-4437 Tools and woods for instrument makers.

Woodcraft Supply. San Carlos 650-631-WOOD.

Rockler. Pleasant Hill 925.521.1800 Pleasant Hill.

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

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.

Steve Smith Steve produces glues for repairing damaged wood.

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