Fall Season of Seminars at Lee Valley

Today is the first day of September.  For many, that means school is starting soon; for me, that means a new season of seminars is here.  In the fall season of seminars (September to November), I am leading six seminars at the Coquitlam Lee Valley store. Things get going quickly for me, as I'm scheduled … Continue reading Fall Season of Seminars at Lee Valley

Skills Canada National Competition Comes to Vancouver!

The Skills Canada Competition is the première event where students and apprentices compete in over 40 trade and technology fields, including carpentry and cabinetmaking (also welding, masonry, landscaping, hairstyling, cooking, website development  graphic design, computer animation and robotics).  The national event brings the best of over 500 students from regions across the country.  It's a really … Continue reading Skills Canada National Competition Comes to Vancouver!

New Quote Added to “Quotables”

While in Phoenix, Arizona, I visited Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, Taliesin West.  Tours of the property are offered daily and the grounds also serve as a school for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.  At the school, the philosophy is simply: Learn by doing. Find this quote, along with many other interesting quotes … Continue reading New Quote Added to “Quotables”

My Current Position

This post was inspired by an e-mail I received from Ed, complimenting me on this website I maintain. He is impressed with my "passion for woodworking" and reflected on how he wishes that he had followed his dream of woodworking earlier on, as I have. So thank you, Ed, for the e-mail. The biggest recent … Continue reading My Current Position