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Sources of Supply for Woodworkers

Trevor Pope – January 2023

This list is aimed at woodworkers based in the Gauteng province, South Africa, but does include some suppliers elsewhere in South Africa. Most suppliers have web sites, and some even have catalogues on-line, so go to their sites for the latest info.

 

Where possible, details have been checked, but things change. Contributions to the list and corrections are welcome – please send them to me at tpope AT iafrica.com or pass them onto me at a WWA club meeting.  Obviously, listing does not constitute endorsement – caveat emptor.

(Email addresses may have been obfuscated to reduce spam. Replace AT with @ for a valid email address.)

 

Thanks to the many club members, in particular, Alistair, who have suggested suppliers over the years and supplied corrections and updates – Alistair’s latest list of “Great Places to Find Things” has been included as well.

Here is Alistair’s Great Places to Find Things

 

 

Timber Merchants

Name

Products

Contact

Address

Citiwood

Plywood and Boards, Timber 

( Denver : Plywood and MDF in larger sizes, PG Bison products)

Denver: 011-622-9360

Capetown: 021-930-5923

Natal: 031-579-2292

339 Main Reef Rd,

Denver, Johannesburg

www.citiwood.co.za 

Country Woods

Importers of exotic hardwoods. Small to large quantities and turning blanks too.

011-444-6705 (Jhb) 

 

10 Thora Crescent, 

Wynberg,

Jhb

www.countrywoods.co.za

Echo Timber Traders

Hard and softwoods,

Birch, marine, commercial plywood

011-794-6330

Cnr Wilge Street and Raft Road

Laser Park, Honeydew

Also in New Germany

www.ecotimbertraders.co.za 

Fechters Sawmill

Local indigenous timbers as well as large volumes of karri & Saligna

044-382-1222

Info AT deckandfloor.co.za

Cnr. Waenhout & Meubel St,
Knysna Industria, 

www.deckandfloor.co.za

Foresta Timber and Board

Agents for saligna, pine, flooring, boards, etc

011-908-5828

marketing@foresta.co.za

2 Arnold Street, Alrode 1449 (Alberton)

www.foresta.co.za

GoldiLogs

Sawmill and Joinery, hardwood decking and flooring.  Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus Sideroxylon), Rosewood, Teak and Saligna. Custom Joinery, Timber Frame Housing. 

 016 100 1586

admin@goldilogs.co.za

5a Varty Street

Duncanville Ext 3

Vereeniging

1939

www.goldilogs.co.za

Maple St Timbers

Local and imported wood, decking 

011-979-4459

Pomona Rd Exit on the R21, go East to Maple St which is parallel to the R21

51 Maple St, Pomona, Kempton Park

www.mstimbers.co.za  

Mint road Sawmills

Pressure treated wood, gumpoles, laths, planks, etc

011-864-2894

13 Dienst Str,

Alrode

www.mintroad.co.za

Noag se Mark

General building timber and hardware. Good selection of CCA treated timber

011-396-2300

 

19 Pomona Rd, 

Kempton Park.

www.noags.co.za

Panda Bamboo

Associated with Moso for composite bamboo/resin flooring, decking, planks multiple applications.

Kenilworth, Capetown

www.pandabamboo.co.za

Paul Venter

Tree Felling – offers wood as available for sale

011-795-2165 / 

011- 794-1587

 

Plantation Sawmilling & Boards cc

Custom Sawmilling, Exotic Timbers, Live edge Slabs, Turning and Pen Blanks, Decking and Flooring

(Karl Lindner – 082-789-4446)

Plot no. 100 Graniet Rd, Henley on Klip,

Randvaal

www.plantsaw.co.za 

Plywood Distributors

Importers of plywood, veneers

011-336-9534

72 Mooi Str, (Corner Commissioner Str)

Jhb

Prosono International

African exotic hardwoods for musical instruments, turning and parquet flooring

Etienne De Plooy 011-465-7102

www.prosono.co.za 

Rare Woods

Importer of hardwoods, online wood store

044-382-6575 (Knysna) 

021-535-2004 (Capetown)

34 Sandpiper St,

Knysna Ind. Estate, Knysna.

4 Bertie Ave, 

Epping Industria 2, Capetown.

www.rarewoods.co.za  

Rubin Potgieter

Tree Feller – often has green wood available for turning blanks

011-705-2714

 

Sawmill Products

Rhodesian Teak - Ranging from off-cuts to full lengths, flooring and decking. Commercial supplier with a large range

Contact: Leigh Shorter

010 590 5521

082 892 4201, 082 458 6902

leigh@sawmill.co.za

Off the M14 near the Lion Park. Turn off Malibongwe near the Lion Park traffic lights at the Ball and All Golf place

Silverton Houthandelaars

Timber merchant – local and imported

012-804-3110

266 Plantation Rd, Silverton,

Pretoria

www.timbermerchant.co.za 

TEGS Timber

Hardwoods and timber flooring

011-024-1530 (Jhb)

033-846-1300 (Pmb)

031-569-8000 (Dbn)

2 Fobian Street, Hughes, Boksburg, 1459

www.tegs.co.za 

Thorpe Timber

Joinery timber – pine, meranti, saligna, ply, boards. 

011-724-4200 

3 Forsdick Rd, Roodekop,

Germiston

Timbercity

Distributors of timber and boards

See phone book for a branch near you.

Various branches see www.timbercity.co.za

Universal Plywood

Birch plywood

sales@universalply.com

Kynoch Road, Klipfontein 12-lr, Midrand 1609

http://www.universalply.com

Woodman’s Timber 

Local hardwoods – such as yellowwood, boekenhout, etc

044-382-5408

Owen Lottering

Vigilance road,

Knysna Ind Estate,

Knysna

www.woodmans.co.za

 

 

Hand Tools, Tooling and Spares

Name

Products

Contact

Address

BPM Toolcraft

Narex turning tools and chisels, Japanese tools, Veritas, Lie-Nielsen, etc.

021-705-1247

93 Victoria Road, Plumstead 7800

www.toolcraft.co.za

Creative Turning

Hamlet woodturning tools, Simon Hope products, woodturning lathes

Carel van der Merwe 0832837303

www.creativeturning.co.za

carel AT creativeturning.co.za

Eldis Saw Services

Saw Doctor

011-914-2597

082-851-1594 

Lionel Williams

94 Dunswart Road, Dunswart

eldissaw AT iburst.co.za

Executool

Hand and power tools, wood and metal working

012-548-7425

Fanie le Hanie

www.executool.co.za  

Hardware Centre

Stanley,  Lee Valley (Veritas), Record, Henry Taylor, etc. Good selection of quality hand tools

Randburg

011-791-0844

Cape Town

021-421-7358

-Cor Malibongwe and CR Swart Drives,

Randburg  

- M5 Business Park BlockB, Unit3, Eastman Road, Maitland, Capetown 

www.hardwarecentre.co.za 

Hunnia Grinders CC

Specialist in precision sharpening

Thys Erasmus

011 421 3540

35 Swan Street,

Benoni

Leuco Tool Industries

Saws, drills, cutters –sales and sharpening

011-455-6313  (Jhb)

031-701-6366 (Dbn)

021-557-5364 (CT)

4 Sunnyrock Close,

Sunnyrock,

Germiston

Also Dbn, CT

www.leuco.co.za

National Conveyor Products

For all belting requirements such as V-belts, Poly-V-Belts, Link Belts

011-822-4506

sales AT nationalconveyer.co.za
 

Unit F5, Dekema Park,

284 Dekema Road.
Wadeville 

www.nationalconveyor.co.za

Peter Leicher

Machine repairs, engineering

073 709 7157

leicherp@gmail.com

Printflex

Re-lining bandsaw wheels

011 613 3524

26 Meson Road

JOHANNESBURG SOUTH

011 613 3524

printflexjhb@telkomsa.net

Mr Woodturner

Hamlet and Easy woodturning tools, pen and clock making supplies Charnwood woodturning lathes

+27 11 781 5413

www.mrwoodturner.co.za

7 Susman Ave
Cnr. of Morell Road & Susman Ave
Blairgowrie
2194 Johannesburg

Sheldon Engineering

Saw Sharpeners

(011) 493-2033

28 Laub St,

New Centre,

Jhb

The  Stanley  Works

Stanley agents

Black&Decker agents

011-472-0454,

011-472-0482 (fax) 

 

199 Winza Drive, Stormill Ext 9

www.stanleytools.co.za   

Toolquip and Allied

Machine tools, parts and tools 

(HSS tooling, carbide inserts)

011-370-2727 Crown Mines

 

Press Ave, Crown Mines

(Just off the end of the M2 W, south at the robot into  Press Ave)

Vermont Sales 

Tork Craft

Torkcraft - very large range of tools, machines and consumables - sold through dealers, spares available directly

 

www.vermontsales.co.za 

192 Tsessebe Cres)

Corporate Park South, 

Old Pretoria Road,

Randjespark, Midrand

Also in CT

 

Hardware and miscellaneous

Name

Products

Contact

Address

Blum Hinges

Hardware – hinges, handles, slides, etc. 

011-444-8118

Also Dbn, CT, PE - see website 

212 Katherine Ave

Kramerville,

Sandton

www.eclipsegroup.co.za

Cape Watch

Assorted magnifying glasses, clock movements

021-424-8261

Castle Mews Building, 39 Sir Lowry c/o Russel Street, Capetown

www.capewatch.co.za

Chick  Henderson

Flexible hose for dust collectors – relatively smooth interior (best price) – not clear.

011-624-1400

30 New Goch Rd Benrose,

Jhb

chick AT chickhenderson.co.za   

Décor Handles

Door Hardware, Frameless shower fittings

011-268-2000

011-618-1064

Shop 10, Illovo Square Shopping Centre, 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo

Warehouse 262 Market Street, Jeppestown

www.decorhandles.co.za  

Fowkes Bros

Toggle Clamps, industrial supplies

Contact: Chris 
011 865 0800
011 865 0814
 
432 1 Strauss Crescent (off Dekema Road)
Germiston
www.fowkes.co.za 

furnlock and slide

Cabinet Hardware, castors, slides, etc

Jhb: 011 444 3997
CT : 021 557 4439
Durban: 031 512 5094

 

32 -15 th Street
Eastgate Gardens, 
Marlboro, Sandton
South Africa
sales AT furnlock.co.za 
www.furnlock.co.za 

Holtzhausen

Clock and music box mechanisms, also restoration, service and repairs of clocks.

Herman Holtzhausen

011 678 7722

083 252 5239

Herman@holthausen.com  

 

4th Avenue, Linden

www.holtzhausen.com

Design Hardware (was Knob & Knocker)

Cabinet fittings

 

Available from Glass and Brass,

Shop 1, Edengate Corner, Horwood St, Edenvale

(Go West from van Riebeeck into Horwood, opposite Holy Rosary School). 011-454-3390

MMCM Creative Laser

Laser Engraving

Michael Mühlberg 

011 867 5063 

083 200 5580

23 Roy Campbell Street

Brackenhurst

ALBERTON

Michael@mmcmcreativelaser.co.za

www.mmcmcreativelaser.co.za

Metals Centre

Stainless and non-ferrous metals, sheets, meshes, tube, etc - good selection, small quantities and will cut to size, laser cutting

011-493-4930

Off  John St, Selby, Jhb

(Industrial unit signposted from  John St)

Modern Magnetics

Rare Earth Magnets

011 315 3270

35 Richards Drive

MIDRAND

011 315 3270

http://www.modernmagnetics.co.za

P Bloch & co

Leather Merchants – Riempies

011-614-6141

287 Commissioner St, Cor Betty Str,

Jeppestown

www.pbloch.co.za

Pepper mill mechanisms

Crush grind ceramic mechanisms

Piet "Peppermill" Smit 082-456-8372

www.peppermills.co.za 

piethome AT absamail.co.za

Schauenberg Flexadux

Flexible hose made up to order (very flexible clear hose, but not so smooth inside – medium price)

011-974-0006 

(Johan Tucker)

24/26 Spartan Rd, Aeroport Ext 21, Spartan

Skiffy (Pty) Ltd

Looking for unusual items like: washers, spacers, cap rings, finishing washers, retaining rings, covers caps, tube plugs, insert feet, wing nuts, bundle clips, protection caps, cover caps, glass feet, book screws, ribbed inserts, grease nipple caps, snap rings, slide bearings, cable clips, hose clamps etc. etc

011 3148750

infosa@skiffy.com

 

They may possibly not sell direct but should be able to refer you to a distributor.

Unit 2 Corner Suni & Tsessebe Streets

Sage Corporate Park South

Randjiesfontein

MIDRAND

www.skiffy.com

Technical and General Distribution

Rare Earth Magnets

011 886 4122

Techco House

93 Milner Road

RANDBURG

011 886 4122

http://www.magnets4u.co.za 

Torrance and Marcon cc

An "Aladdin’s cave" of brass fittings, handles, hinges etc from the UK and France - all you need for antique restoration

011-672-0639 or

083 442 5514 

Athol Moralee

135 Madeline Street,

Florida

 

Wholesale Cabinet Fittings

Importers of screws, hinges, hardware and furniture fittings

011-493-1222 (Jhb)

011-823-1873 (Boksburg)

011-791-5393 (Randburg)

012-804-1832 (Silverton)

021-949-1827 (CT)

031-563-2026 (Dbn)

23 Roper St, New Centre, Jhb 

Also in Boksburg,  Strijdom Park, Silverton, Capetown and Dbn

www.cabinetfittings.co.za

 

 

Power Tools

Name

Products

Contact

Address

Adendorf Machinery Mart

Stationary machines, powertools, handtools - mostly own brands

011-434-7000

31 branches countrywide - see www.adendorff.co.za for a branch near you

First Cut

Precision Saw Manufacturers (Starrett bandsaw blade stock)

Starret Tools

Jhb: 011-614-1112 

Also Durban, Cape town and P.E.

18 Adam Rd, Benrose,

Johannesburg

2094

www.firstcut.co.za 

Hardware Centre

Dewalt, Festo, Elektra Beckum, Kity, Hegner, Record, etc Large selection of quality machinery. 

Clear dust collector hose

See above

 

Jet Repairs

Repairs to JET Machines and all other machines, re-lining Bandsaw wheels etc.

Peter Leicher

073 709 7157

 

Lee Tamrus SA 

Custom made Grinding wheels

011 412 2920

Steve Gipson 082 804 8003

Corner Fedler & Protea Street

Aureus

RANDFONTEIN

www.ltlabrasives.co.za 

Leuco Tool Industries

Saw blades, router bits, drills, cutters, Saw Sharpening

See listing in section above

 

Metabo

Metabo, Elektra Beckum Agents

Jhb: 011-372-9600

CT: 021-593-0950/56/58

Dbn: 031-312-0240/42

165 van de Bijl St,

Meadowdale,

Edenvale

www.metabo.co.za

Rapid Machine Services

Machine repairs

Rick Pretorius

076 783 8000

rapidmachineservices@gmail.com

Rutherford

Makita agents

Jhb: 011-878-2600

CT: 021-932-0568

Dbn: 031-717-6400

77 Smits St,

Germiston Industries West,

Jhb

www.makita.co.za

Strand Hardware

Jet, Nova agents, also spares and switches for old machines, machine accessories including dust collector hose.

041 585 6996

info@strandhardware.co.za

www.strandhardware.co.za

Port Elizabeth

Stevens & Co

Ryobi Agents

(From the M1, take the New Rd off-ramp, go east, then North into 16th)

Tel: 011-357-9600 

info@ryobi.co.za

604 16th St,

Randjespark,

Midrand

www.ryobi.co.za

Tool Chem

AEG Power tool service

(011) 918-4775

www.toolchem.com 

16th Avenue, Anderbolt, New gold building, Unit 4, Boksburg

 

 

Abrasives, Glues, Finishes and Chemicals

Name

Products

Contact

Address

Abranet – see  www.mirka.com

Abranet – open weave cloth with impregnated abrasive

Gauteng - Bulldog Abrasives 0861-114-272

www.bulldogabrasives.co.za

4 Andries close, Wynberg

Ampol

Distributors of abrasives and tapes

Jhb: 011-792-9250

CT: 021-939-6019

PE: 041-487-2536

George: 044-874-5978

Nelspruit: 013-758-2148

25 Lyn Rd,

Strydom Park,

Randburg

www.sia-abrasives.com

www.ampol.co.za

The Clay Pot

Earth pigments for making coloured waxes , ceramic supplies

Bronwyn Metter,  011-640-7316

374 Louis Botha Ave, Maryvale, Johannesburg

theclaypot AT mweb.co.za 

Coastland Sales

3M , Rebuff, Sika, Metabo, Dynabrade, Den Braven and Eurocell, abrasive conversion

Tel: 011-306-6390

011-826-7216

www.coastlandsales.co.za  

Prosper Business Park

10 Oscar Road,

Hughes, Boksburg

Genkem,

Manufacturers of Nova, Bourne and Sandtex products

Magic Wood CCA gllue

011-226-0300

14-16 Blumberg Str,

Industria West, Jhb

www.genkem.co.za

Hardware Centre

Rustins, Liberon, shellacs, etc.

See above

 

Henkel

Manufacturers of adhesives, Loctite

011-617-2400

www.loctite.co.za

Lotus Abrasives and Tools

Distributors of Norton Abrasives Products

011-334-0633

Village Main Industrial park,

51 Rosettenville Rd,

Village Main, Jhb

Permoseal

Manufacturers of Alcolin and Bostick adhesives

(011) 573-0200

Cor Kelvin & Steel Road,

Spartan,

Kempton Park

www.alcolin.com

Technipaint

Distributors of paints, solvents, lacquers

Jhb: 011-622-1705

Dbn: 031-465-0365

CT: 021-593-5653

209 Main Road,

Denver, Jhb

www.technipaintdbn.co.za

Timberlife

Wood varnishes - water and oil based, sealers - hydrowax equivalent, preservatives, biocides, 

012-803-8595
info AT timberlife.co.za

31 Axle St,

Silverton Ext 52,
Pretoria 0184

www.timberlife.co.za

 

Training

Name

Courses

Contact

Address

Creative Woodturning Basic woodturning, Bowl turning and hollowing courses Carel van der Merwe https://creativeturning.co.za/

Denis Lock

Wood as a material

Router techniques

 

Denis Lock 

082-267-5948

www.routingwithdenis.co.za  

denis.lock@worldonline.co.za

Bedfordview

DIY-Diva

DIY Courses for ladies

Janice Anderssen - DIY Diva home-dzine AT iburst.co.za

http://www.diy-divas.co.za/ 

Furntech

Accredited training in the fields of Cabinet Making, Wood Machining, Wood finishing and Upholstery. Programmes offered include Learnerships, Skills Programmes and Short Courses

Maxwell Jaca

011- 672 2185

11 Granville Avenue

Lea Glen

Roodepoort

Johannesburg

maxwellj@furntech.org.za

www.furntech.org.za

Johan Kramer

Woodturning - One-on One Training, Classes and Club, Willing to assist persons with limited physical/intellectual abilities. Offers lathes suitable for use seated for those unable to stand.

Johan Kramer

083 251 0183

Johankramer300@gmail.com 

East Rand

Keith Jones

Woodturning

012-651-5460

083-366-2166

Pretoria

Mercury School of Woodwork

Structured courses for hobbyists

Paarden Eiland

www.woodworkcourses.co.za

John Wood

Fine woodwork tuition. Courses for locals & visitors include router, lathe, sharpening, hand tools, machines. Beginners welcome

044-323-746

Knysna

jnwood AT mweb.co.za

 

 

Sue Mey

Scroll saw patterns, carving patterns and online tutorials on her web site. 

 

suem AT storage.co.za

www.scrollsawartist.com 

Splinters Workshop Maker Space that offers hands on training www.splintersworkshop.co.za Cleveland, Johannesburg

Woodwork Academy

Teaching based on projects, individual tutoring, childrens projects and specific skills

Heinrich Sachse

082-933-7806  

39 Glover Road, Honeydew, Johannesburg

 

 

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