Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023
I guess I got lots done today although I didn’t get as far as I wanted to. (Do we ever?) There have been enough blogs on chevy construction and I’v...
I would love to have the time to work on these chevys with hand tools without the noise, dust, and sharp whirly things but I’m on a mission here an...
OK, I’m a little impulsive but I work quickly so maybe I can pull this off. I’m showing my jewellery box at the Sooke Fine Art Show in a week and w...
Can you call a 1 1/2" square strip screwed to the wall a clamp storage system? Well it stores my clamps so I do although I can’t see it winning any...
No contest on my favourite tool but it’s a toss up which one. The term “64 Chevy” refers to the fact that both of my chevalets measure 64cm from th...
In my boatbuilding career there was always a need to get the job done quickly and efficiently so power tools were the order of the day except for t...
Well I’m back home in Canada and after getting a bunch of household maintenance jobs out of the way and spending a very long time getting the surfa...
With the marquetry all done and mounted the focus turns to getting the carcass finished and glued up and to the finishing details. First up is to g...
OK, I’m a Gemini. I live twin lives and work (play) in not-so-twin workshops. At home on Vancouver Island I have a 30 X 40 detached shop with lots ...
Warning: Lots of photos! Here’s my setup for sand shading one piece at a time. The marquetry has been preliminarily assembled on sticky shelf paper...
This is a fun little video I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. It is what I do every morning (with slight variations) when I’m in Green Valley...
When I decided to revamp my old veneer press in my Green Valley shop I decided to try something I have been thinking about for a while now. I remem...