Home Depot -This is where I do most of my shopping for the shop! They have wood, they have glue, they have wood glue; tape;string;nails;screws;screwdrivers;power tools;etc. Also metal and welding supplies. Did I mention paint? And painting supplies? This is the first stop. If they don't have it, I have some other suggestions and more specialized places.
Fabricland - This is where I purchase heavy duty thread. Also needles, pins, and unexpected things like bobbins! If you are a fabric artist I should not have to tell you they have that too. (Join the club and get deals.)
Lee Valley - Not only do Lee Valley make alot of high quality tools and hardware, they also search out high quality products to stock that solve problems. I can't tell you how many times I've spent hours browsing their shelves or reading the catalog (online and delivered to your mailbox) from cover to cover.
Opus - Art Supplies. Lots of high quality Art supplies. Pencils, pens, acid-free paper, sketchbooks, paint, brushes, modelling materials and tools, and more. They even stock unusual items like "Flexwax" (great for casting hands, feet, small objects,etc.)
Metal Supermarkets -You can order a wide variety of metal here. Check out the website for dimensions and alloys available. I routinely order Hot Rolled Mild Steel sheet, rod, angle iron, or flat bar. They will even cut it to size for me! Lengths are usually 12' or 20' so it's a good idea to do a drawing and do the math ahead of time. Sheets are 4' by 8' . I usually get them to cut sheets into 16" x 24" pieces, that comes out to a nice even dozen.
Windsor Plywood - Live-Edge / Specialty Wood is what comes to mind when I think of Windsor Plywood. They have a wide variety of wood working tools and supplies, but it is their variety of Hardwoods that convices me to make a special trip out to peruse.
Coast Fiber-Tek- Fiber-Tek has all you fiberglass needs covered. Also Plaster, Hydrostone, Casting Rubber (Smooth-On products), Kevlar, Carbon Fiber , Fiberglass mat, cloth, woven roving, Polyester, Vinylester and Epoxy resin. And Make-up and FX. I get the majority of our Casting Studio consumables here at this time. ( concrete, and sand I get at Home Depot)
AND HEY - new developments just keep on rolling in! THIS is where the proper site is being erected even as I type. And so this blog can go on with it's more proper roll as a blog - a place to put regular (notice I didn't say DAILY?) developments.
This is actually a Youtube Channel , not just a single video. The ones I have seen feature a man's video diary of life on a homestead. Working with basic hand tools- even Medieval Tools- he cuts rock, makes axe handles with an axe, carves his own anvil base, makes a foundation for a shed... Stuff like that. Usually no voice over, just the meditative sound of axe and hammer blows. I could watch this all evening. There is a Q&A session that gives a decent amount of background information on how this channel emerged.
Another Youtube Channel, it's hard to go wrong with this guy's "build anything with simple basic tools" attitude! Again I haven't watched them all, however I have watched a good number of them, and unlike many videos I watch them all the way through because I'm learning something about working with wood. (My main formal education has been in Welding, Art, and Digital Multimedia.)
The Woodworking for Humans Series is a great place to start. Rex shows you how to build a bench, a mallet and many other useful basic tools. He tells you what you need to do basic woodworking, how to get started and how to find good deals on inexpensive tools and materials. As he builds he gives lots of tips about finding reasonably priced, decent materials, lining up wood, measuring, marking, etc. AND he has free plans you can have dropped in your inbox!