Building Without a Plan

I am continuing to work through back issues of the magazine Woodwork and found this quote which I like: What I enjoy about my work is that because there's no sketch, you feel much freer about experimenting with where something might go, or how the thing might look. Michael Cooper in Hardly Davidson by David Colman, issue #49, page … Continue reading Building Without a Plan

Power Tools vs. Hand Tools, and When Can You Modify the Design?

I am continuing to work my way forwards through back issues of the since discontinued magazine Woodwork. If you are proficient with the tools at your disposal, the decision to use either hand tools or power tools can be based on pleasure or efficiency. I use a combination of hand and power tools, and my choice … Continue reading Power Tools vs. Hand Tools, and When Can You Modify the Design?

More Quotes from Woodwork Magazine

I am continuing to work my way forwards through back issues of the since discontinued magazine Woodwork. There is some truly fascinating content in these old issues, and one article that comes to mind is Georges Vaufrey's Wizardly Woodshop. The article describes the processes used by the French company that specializes in producing high quality, precision woodturnings … Continue reading More Quotes from Woodwork Magazine

Roots of Flair

My style of woodwork has been influenced predominantly by the materials I had, things I saw, and ideas I explored. Naturally, my designs have evolved over the years. While reorganizing my workshop, I found a few unfamiliar cardboard boxes. They contained some of my work from around the start of Flair Woodworks. I will be sharing photographs … Continue reading Roots of Flair

What Defines Form?

There's no part in [a motorcycle], no shape in [a motorcycle], that is not out of someone's mind... a person who does machining or foundry work or forge work or welding sees "steel" as having no shape at all. Steel can be any shape you want if you are skilled enough, and any shape but the one … Continue reading What Defines Form?

How to Make Furniture that Sells

When I had the chance to make a living as a furniture maker, it was a dream come true. However, I soon realized that my chosen path was a very difficult one and found that I needed to adapt my designs to appeal to consumers. In this video, I share some of my best tips for making … Continue reading How to Make Furniture that Sells

Experience Twisted Art

Join me from 6-8pm tonight (Wednesday, February 19th) at the Port Moody Art Centre for the Opening Reception of their newest exhibit, Twisted. The exhibition runs until March 13. See twisted art from across Canada, including three of my pieces. One of my newest pieces was created just for this show. It's called Chair with … Continue reading Experience Twisted Art

New Exhibition: Twisted

Today is the final day of Discovery: Air at the Seymour Art Gallery and I am excited to announce a new exhibit at the Port Moody Arts Centre featuring some of my most recent work. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, February 19th until Thursday, March 13th. I will be in attendance during the opening reception on … Continue reading New Exhibition: Twisted

Discovery: Air at Seymour Art Gallery

I am proud to announce that Wireframe Cabinet has been juried into a new exhibit at Seymour Art Gallery. Discovery: Air features work from 28 artists based on the theme, "air" and runs from Wednesday, January 8 until Saturday, February 1, 2014. The gallery is located at 4360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver and is open 10am-5pm every day … Continue reading Discovery: Air at Seymour Art Gallery