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2005 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

The Form of 2005 plaque is now completed.  The above photograph shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – featuring a detail of the stone circle ‘Stonehenge’ project that was completed by a group of students that year. 63 more words


Frame Carving and Gilding

I’m often kidded by my neighbor who tells me that if retirement means being as busy as he sees me all of the time he’s not so sure he wants to retire!!   642 more words

Hand Tool Woodworking

2005 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

The carving for the Form of 2005 plaque is completed. Below are some detail images – with carved elements illustrating the following design themes:


Introduction to Beekeeping

The beekeeper must procure three categories of essentials:  gear, hives, and bees.

First, you need:

• a smoker (old cedar bark is the best fuel), 178 more words


B is for Basswood

I’ve long paired western red cedar with poplar. This has satisfied my sense of balance between weight (cedar is light) and strength (poplar is a bit sturdier). 322 more words

How to Make a Mitered Box on the Tablesaw

Now that the Mechanical Cellarette can be put on the completed list it’s time to concentrate on a custom order for an Etsy client.  This particular order has been one I’ve been doing convo’s on for quite a while.   717 more words


Woodcarving Course Update

Yesterday I had some fun teaching a woodcarving course at the Coquitlam location of Lee Valley Tools. There were seven students with varying degrees of experience. 162 more words

Architectural Carving