McMaster-Carr catalogue: A veritable candy store for gadgets and gizmos
U-Bolt-It: the name says it all
Production advantage online: Theater and stage hardware
Powertye: manufacturer of tie-down and anchoring equipment
Western Safety: supplier of OSHA certified hardware including winches, hoists, carabiners, and more
RIGGING SYSTEMS AND SAFETY GUIDES
JR Clancy: Provider of complete rigging systems; very educational site
JR Clancy: Recommended reading. Articles and essential information on rigging safety.
JR Clancy: Information on manual rigging systems
FISHING AND BOATING SUPPLIES
Unicorn stainless: Marine and Industrial Stainless Steel products
Cabelas: Fishing gear, and so much more
FishUSA: Complete source for fishing equipment
OTHER SOURCES FOR MONOFILAMENT
Orchard Valley supply: vineyard monofilament line
Buckstopfence: heavy line used for building deer fences
SCAFFOLDING AND LIFT SYSTEMS
Genie: manufacturer of lift systems including aerial work platform (AWP Super Series)
Lightbulb Scaffold: easy to assemble DIY scaffolding — not just for changing light bulbs
Premier Platforms: source for lift equipment and rentals, sales area limited to the Georgia area, but informative nonetheless.
Camera & Light Lowering Systems: devices that allows fixtures to be lowered to the floor for maintenance and raised again to their original position.
TEXTILES AND CRAFTS
Dharma Trading Co.: A veritable candy store to jump start the creative process