Stuff I’ve Done

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Public Appearances and Showings

  • I exhibited over a dozen pieces at Port Moody Celebration of Wood Fair July 20th, 2013;
  • I exhibited Table with a Twist at Port Moody Celebration of Wood exhibition from July 18th until August 11, 2013;
  • I was asked to lead off Steve Ramsay’s Inspiration Project on July 9, 2013;
  • I exhibited over twenty pieces at Gallery Bistro for Port Moody’s 14th annual Artwalk on April 13 and 14, 2013.  The exhibition remained on display until June 11, 2013;
  • I showed two pieces at the opening reception of Port Moody’s 14th annual Artwalk, April 12, 2013; and
  • I gave a 7-minute talk, with slides, at Coquitlam’s PechaKucha Night on Feburary 14, 2013.

Seminars and Instruction

  • I taught seminars for Lee Valley Tools Ltd. at the Coquitlam showroom including:
    • Working with Hand Planes;
    • Router Joinery;
    • Dimensioning Rough Stock;
    • Fundamentals of Hand Planes;
    • Fundamentals of the Router;
    • Fundamentals of Machine Joinery;
    • Make a Pair of Salad Tongs with Hot-Pipe Bending;
    • Introduction to DowelMax;
    • Joinery: By Hand and Machine;
    • Maintain Your Shop Tools;
    • Make a Shooting Board;
    • Make Your Own Jigs;
    • Pocket Hole Joinery with the Kreg System;
    • Rail and Stile Door Construction Using The Veritas Router System;
    • Sharpening: Manual and Power Systems;
    • Table Saw Basics;
    • Tuning Your Hand Plane;
    • Turn a Peppermill;
    • Working with Wood: Nurturing, Creating and Realizing Ideas (with Judson Beaumont);
    • Scrollsaw: A Christmas Ornament;
    • Make Your Own Smoothing Plane;
    • Fundamentals of Hand Tool joinery;
    • Make Your Own Veritas Wooden Spokeshave; and
    • Make a Mallet.
  • I gave a talk to the Pacific Woodworker’s Guild on the subject of design in May 2010.  Guild member and reporter Phillip Ngan wrote a detailed recap of the evening which you can read HERE;
  • I lectured at the RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication Shop in August 2009. “Thanks so very much for meeting yesterday with my carpentry apprentices and giving them your workshop on how to start and run a small carpentry business. You were well prepared, personable and very helpful. Your two-page handout on “Pointers on Starting and Running a Business” is a great thing to have left with us for future reference.  Again, thanks Chris, for your time and your expertise.” Rod Paynter, Project Coordinator, YWCA Fab Shop Project;
  • I demonstrated woodworking during the Heritage Picnic & City Hall Open House on July 25, 2009 to celebrate the City of New Westminster’s 150th Anniversary; and
  • I have represented Lee Valley Tools at numerous woodworking shows in Canada and the United States since 2006.

Books

  • Treasure Chest: Stretching a small supply of yew – p. 142 of Blanket Chests, by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

Magazine Articles

  • Reading the Grain – October 2013, Furniture & Cabinetmaking
  • Sidebar to 12 Tools to Start Building Fine Furniture, 3/4″ Shoulder Plane – p. 30, issue 84 (June/July 2013) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement
  • Sidebar to Build a Moxon Vise, Even Pressure Top-to-Bottom – p. 12, issue 84 (June/July 2013) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement
  • Make a Wooden Bow – p. 16, issue #81 (December/January 2013) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement;
  • Working Without Numbers – p. 28, issue #81 (December/January 2013) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement;
  • Folding Ladder – A Stow-Away Ladder That Conceals Its Purpose – p. 20, issue 74 (March 2012) of Australian Wood Review.
  • Power-Carved Edges – p. 35, issue 72 (June/July 2011) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement;
  • Small Shop Storage Solutions – p. 40, issue #71  (April/May 2011) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement;
  • Finishing with CA Glue – p. 41, issue 70 (February/March 2011) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement;
  • Gluing Strategies – p. 30, issue #68 (October/November 2010) of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement;
  • Charging Station – November 2009 of Canadian Home Workshop;
  • Shed Some Light p. 18,  May 2009 of Canadian Home Workshop;
  • Recipe for Success – p. 42, October 2008 of Canadian Home Workshop;
  • Beach Caddy – p. 42, Summer 2008 of Canadian Home Workshop;
  • Taking Care of Business – p.50, November 2007 of Canadian Home Workshop;
  • Whirligig – p. 53, May 2007 of Canadian Home Workshop; and
  • Cuckoo Calamity – p. 75, April 2005 of Canadian Home Workshop.