There are two new cribbage boards on my Gallery page. Both are presently for sale and they will be the last two available this year. Click on any image to view the product details. In Other News I'm sure you saw my insane 140-piece puzzle that I posted last weekend. It's so complex that even … Continue reading More Cribbage Boards Now, More Puzzles Soon
While exhibiting my work at Port Moody's 2013 Art Walk I had some interesting discussions with other artists. One of them got me thinking about flatwork (2D art), and the frames in which it is sometimes shown. These pieces of art are the focus of attention and sometimes, a frame that compliments without detracting, is used to … Continue reading Art Frame: The Frame is the Focal Point
A couple of months ago, a local couple approached me looking for a characterful table top for a metal base they were having made. I invited them to visit my shop and they picked out this slab of elm. I flattened the top side of the slab and filled the voids with resin. I inlaid … Continue reading Elm Table Top
Yesterday, my friend and lumber supplier, Dave Kilpatrick, brought over a piece of yew which he wanted made into trivets. I built a sled and crosscut a series of 1-1/4"-thick slices on my bandsaw. I took a series of photos as each slice was removed, which allowed you to see how the section of log … Continue reading A Trip Through a Log
What is Overflow? A year-and-a-half ago, I started my Overflow program to give away woodworking stuff I no longer used to followers of my blog. It was going strong for a while and I gave away a lot of good stuff including a: Ridgid Air Filter; Veritas Scraper Holder; Makita 1/3 Sheet Sander; Lee Valley Dovetail … Continue reading Overflow is Back, Again!
Power carving is unlike working with hand tools because you can remove wood without regard for grain direction or knots. To me, this is liberating as I can focus on form. As I work, I constantly ask myself, "Do I want to save this section or obliterate it? My sculpting approach is to simply remove … Continue reading Include or Exclude?
Today, I completed Deconstructed, making it the first piece of 2013. Although there are a couple of things that didn't go the way I wanted, I am very happy with the result. I find myself loving it more the longer I am around it. (The same can be said with most of my woodwork.) The shelf … Continue reading Deconstructed – Finished Shots and Reflective Thoughts
What is Overflow? Almost a year ago, I started my Overflow program to give away woodworking stuff I no longer used to followers of my blog. It was going strong for a while and I gave away a lot of good stuff including a: Ridgid Air Filter; Veritas Scraper Holder; Makita 1/3 Sheet Sander; Lee Valley … Continue reading Overflow is Back!
Yesterday, I moved Maple Trestle Table out of the shop into a larger room that was transformed into a photo studio. Today, I took a number of pictures and have begun sorting through them to find the best. One of my favourite detail shots is of an epoxy resin-filled fissure in the beautifully figured top. … Continue reading Second Picture of Maple Trestle Table, Finished!
Earlier this week, I rubbed out the finish of Maple Trestle Table so it is now complete. Here is the first photo of the finished table.