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Location: British Columbia, Canada
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Let’s just say that I really enjoy wood, and all of the various properties of the different types. I’ve been trying to improve my woodcrafting skills for about the past 16 years, and I need to put more time into it.
For a number of years now, I have been a member of the Brooklin Woodcarvers which is an active carving club where the members meet every Thursday evening from September to April, and actually carve at the meetings. I enjoy making carved walking staffs, and I also have worked on various types of carving such as relief, in-the-round, wood spirits, stylized, etc.
I do some re-sawing of some of my own stock, but most of the wood that I use for my staffs and canes is either material that I collect after storm damage to trees, or wood that has been cut but hasn’t made it to the chipper yet.
My shop tools are a 14” bandsaw, floor mount drill press, 10” table saw, Taig miniature lathe, scroll saw, 2 routers, dust collector, several Dremels, a buffer, an assortment of carving tools (mostly Flexcut), and of course a sharpening system.
I also like to incorporate crystals or semi precious stones into some of my work, and this happens more often with custom items that have special meaning to the final owners. In some cases, due to a special connection or meaning, the wood for custom projects comes from the end user.
I relocated to British Columbia just over 3 years ago, but unfortunately there's no carving club in the area . . . yet. Due to a recent move, the workshop now needs to be unpacked and set up, so making sawdust is still a bit into the future . . . again.
I recently completed a commissioned Staff using Hazel, and that was nice to carve with its tight grain. Finer details held up nicely, and after burnishing and applying a finish, the surface was like glass.
More projects in mind, and when I get them done they'll be posted here.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 08:25 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 09:30 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 01:33 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bureaucrat

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 02:47 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 01:56 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 08:21 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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itsmic

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#7 posted 01-29-2011 02:23 AM

Welcome to lj’s, it’s great to have you here on the site, looking forward to seeing more of your work, and that explanation, lol’s

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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EPJartisan

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#8 posted 09-28-2011 04:58 PM

Ooops … the back button… reposting on project.. LOL

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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KMT

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#9 posted 03-23-2012 05:21 AM

Welcome to British Columbia. Creston is a beautiful area.
Martin

-- - Martin

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Druid

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#10 posted 03-23-2012 06:18 AM

Thanks for the welcome Martin.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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