I’m going to be away from LJs for about three weeks if things go as planned. For several months now a few of my friends and I have been planning a cruise about 100 miles north (from Cowichan Bay, my home) to Desolation Sound. The plan is to ...
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Location: Vancouver Island (summer) Arizona (winter)
Retired wood boatbuilder. Hobby furniture maker. I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I've never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least a couple of things that I hope I can accomplish but that I'm not sure I can. I try to use local hardwoods when I can rather than commercial "store bought" material. I like that it gives a feeling of heritage to the piece.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/
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There’s certainly nothing new about using mirrors to check veneer matches but this week, when I needed to do some matching I had an idea that some of you may want to try. I hate having glass around all the hard steel tools and I hate even mo...
I’ve been almost invisible here for a couple of weeks but I have an excuse. There hasn’t been much woodworking going on in the shop. (Click photo for video) I’ve posted more thrilling rides in the past but there are moment...
Back in my boat building days I periodically had the need to spray some very toxic paints. A fresh air supply is highly recommended for these occasions but they are very expensive for infrequent use. I found this today as I was doing a deep spring...
I dug back in some old photos today to find a picture to illustrate my results with ferrous ion ebonizing solution. What I found was a complete step by step captioned photo series that I made up about four years ago for a novice woodworker frie...