January-April 2014 Seminars at Lee Valley Coquitlam

The next season of seminars at Lee Valley Tools Ltd. Coquitlam begins the day after New Years Day with Make Your Own Smoothing Plane taught by yours truly. Together, we will be making wooden, laminated smoothing planes while I regale you with tips, theory, options, alternate techniques and stories of goofs that I've made in … Continue reading January-April 2014 Seminars at Lee Valley Coquitlam

Make a Monstrous Mallet

Part of my work as a seminar presenter at Lee Valley Tools Ltd. is to develop new seminar ideas. In the soon-to-be-released January to April 2015 season of seminars, I am teaching four seminars, three of which are brand new. This one didn't make the cut. Make a Monstrous Mallet Are you currently considering clobbering your … Continue reading Make a Monstrous Mallet

Get Personal with Insanity

I will be making and selling my wooden 3D jigsaw puzzles at Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody) Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 10am-3pm. Sometimes I describe my work as that which is so insane nobody in their right mind would attempt it. My wooden 3D jigsaw puzzles are examples of … Continue reading Get Personal with Insanity

Fundamentals: Understanding Wood Grain and Using a Chisel

This Thursday, I am teaching a seminar called Understanding Wood Grain. In this seminar, I discuss various methods of reading the grain and demonstrate how to use this knowledge to work wood efficiently. For the hands-on component, I guide students through a variety of situations and explore a multitude of practical techniques using a bench … Continue reading Fundamentals: Understanding Wood Grain and Using a Chisel

September Seminar Summary

Fundamentals of Hand Tool Joinery lived up to high expectations Yesterday, I taught my third seminar of the month at Lee Valley Tools Coquitlam - Fundamentals of Hand Tool Joinery.  Like the previous two (Jigs for the Bandsaw and Jigs for the Table Saw), this one was also sold out completely. We started with some … Continue reading September Seminar Summary

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