This past weekend, I was giving my nephew a tour of the old boathouse at my parents’ cottage. It occurred to me that it was interesting to see the very rustic construction techniques used, so I began snapping pictures, thinking I’d di...
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As a young child, I apparently enjoyed hammering nails into tree stumps, maybe woodworking takes me back to that place. Whatever it is that drove me to do woodworking, it stuck.
I've been slowly developing my skills since taking shop class in grade 7 and expect to keep learning until the Ents catch up with me. I tend to have a jack-of-all-trades approach to everything that I do, so when people ask what kind of woodworking I do, my answer is kind of long winded.
I am now at the point where I want to develop my skills in joinery and furniture building and hopefully my other experiences with carpentry, carving, turning, etc can play a small part in that work.
-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.
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I’ve noticed lately a few discussions about woodworking with kids. Lots of discussions about safety and the concerns about workshops being the least safe place in the home for a child to be. In addition, there were lots of great stories reminiscin...
A couple of years ago, the family took a roadtrip out to the east coast. I stumbled across these pictures and thought I’d share them, just for the curiosity they present. While visiting a heritage site called Ministers Island in New Brun...
I wanted to make the marble tower good and solid, so I’m making it primarily out of ash. This was convenient because I had some on hand. :-) Here’s where we stand today on the project: The first step was to build the base a...
This is one of those well intentioned projects that started and got put on hold for many varied reasons/excuses. I’ve decided I just have to finish it before my daughter is too old to be interested. Otherwise, I’ll be sitting the pla...