• Advertise with us
View bushmaster's:homeworkshopprojects (82)blog (7)reviews (0)forum topics (1)buddies (40)favorites (220)activity logWatch

1065 posts in 1616 days

Location: South Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada

I grew up on a farm in the north Okanogan valley of British Columbia Canada, learning and loving a practical way of life. I excelled in shop classes in high school and made up my mind to become an Industrial Arts teacher. I graduated from Andrews University in Michigan and soon afterwards found a job in a small town in northern British Columbia and married a girl I met at school from Iowa. Shortly there after I purchased a 40 acres with a nice creek flowing through it. We loved the unspoiled outdoors and the magnificent mountains. I set about developing this property like I was homesteading, built a sawmill from scrap parts, cutting lumber for building from spruce and cedar, birch for furniture and wood projects. I do everything from solid birch as the wood is free, plywood only if needed.
For many years I used the school shop for my projects but now that I am retired I built up a nice collection of tools including a metal lathe and milling machine. I make most anything. Have enjoyed seeing the home made tools and machines on this site as well as the craftsmanship of the many projects.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

Latest Activity | view all »

commented on Basket/box/bowl 07-29-2016 04:44 PM
commented on Argyle cutting board 07-29-2016 04:42 PM
commented on Argyle cutting board 07-29-2016 01:08 AM
commented on Upcycled Shop Stool Using An Old Office Chair Base 07-28-2016 08:07 PM
commented on Small Box in Cedar 07-28-2016 02:56 AM
commented on Solid Cherry Live-Edge Garden Bench 07-26-2016 09:30 PM
commented on Low Boy Trailer 07-26-2016 09:25 PM
commented on WILLOW HOUSE BOOT - The Old Woman's Neighbourhood Is Growing!! 07-25-2016 11:47 PM
commented on Bud Vases 07-25-2016 11:39 PM
commented on Morris Chairs - Finally Complete 07-25-2016 02:48 AM
commented on Brand "X", Kind of nice 07-25-2016 02:42 AM
commented on Patio pal 07-25-2016 02:39 AM
commented on school bus 07-24-2016 05:13 PM
commented on 7 drawer dresser 07-23-2016 09:58 PM
commented on Wallcreeper 07-23-2016 09:56 PM

Latest Projects | view all 82 »

Latest Blog Entries | view all 7 »

Grab widget

6 comments so far

View surfin2's profile


51276 posts in 2469 days

#1 posted 02-25-2012 03:21 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

View a1Jim's profile


114977 posts in 2910 days

#2 posted 02-25-2012 03:34 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

View SnowyRiver's profile


51452 posts in 2813 days

#3 posted 02-25-2012 04:57 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View Max's profile


55993 posts in 3606 days

#4 posted 02-26-2012 05:24 AM

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

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

View ralbuck's profile


1525 posts in 1599 days

#5 posted 01-08-2014 05:26 PM

Just another one for my hero list!

I envy the 40 acres and shop—- Urban and comfortable are nice! BUT SO LIMITING!

Both physically and imaginative!

One of the most versatile men I ever knew had only an 8th grade diploma! He could talk intelligently on any subject except SPORTS! He could ifx ANYTHING! Yes, I mean anything! He had no time for TV or such! Too busy making/fixing etc. He had ND licenses as Plumber- Electrician—Contractors and Pilot!

Your description of your way reminded me of him.

-- just rjR

View ciarax11's profile


535 posts in 70 days

#6 posted 05-20-2016 03:31 AM

-- Spammer in the process of being removed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics