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04-05-2017 11:59 PM

Marquetry Classes - 6 replies

There are two seats left in each of the two levels at CSFM for this June.http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/index.htmlI am posting this as an opportunity. If it is taken as an advertisement, please feel free to delete it.

03-11-2017 02:10 PM

Looking for a 2mm router bit - 25 replies

Anyone know where I can find a 2 mm straight router bit with a 1/8” shank? I could get by with 3/32” but all I’m coming up with in my online searches is 1/8” and that’s a little too big. 1/4” shank is out of the question as well.The shank could be metric but would still have to be about 3mm. I’m using a...

01-08-2017 12:19 AM

New DVR Tool Options to consider - 12 replies

I just replied on a thread about the new Nova DVR drill press and it made me take a look at a few things. For one I checked the price on Nova's DVR lathe. They are both very nice tools with lots of very cool bells and whistles.Price for the two seems to be around $4000. That makes me feel better about the $1689 that I spent to put a very simi...

01-01-2017 02:38 PM

Free Wood! ... Innovative recycling idea - 18 replies

Not only that but it seems to be worth the time and effort. Of course not everyone has the equipment on hand to do it the way this man does but it is undeniably a ready source of free material. Check it out. http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ubc-student-turns-discarded-chopsticks-into-home-decor-1.3222801

12-28-2016 12:50 AM

What's up with Sketchup? - 16 replies

Apparently the 3D Warehouse at Trimble Sketchup is about to make some changes. Thing is that from the notice that I get I’m not really sure what they are. Does anyone know? Are older models going to be inaccessible? or Are older platforms (SU 8, 2013) not going to have access? or.... .??? Can we reload older models under new codes t...

12-03-2016 05:13 AM

Video of entries in S.A.I.T. "Lignum Vitae" woodworking show - 14 replies

I recently posted about the Lignum Vitae woodworking show in Calgary, on now. It is a juried event put on by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. At the end all the items will go on auction with half the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support woodworking education.This is a video taken by the son of the organizer showing some o...

11-24-2016 02:17 PM

SAIT "Lignum Vitae" Woodworking Show, I'm In! - 31 replies

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) “Lignum Vitae” show starts today. Check it out here. http://www.sait.ca/about-sait/who-we-are/sait-schools/cadmus-teaching-chair/cadmus-2016-the-tree-of-lifeAll entries will be auctioned at the end of the show with half of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support woodwork...

11-16-2016 01:33 AM

Sad news, KiwibOy has passed away - 16 replies

I just received a PM from Don’s (KiwibOy) partner Dianne asking me to post here so that his friends would know. I had become friends with him as he was embarking on a journey into my personal passion, marquetry. He was making wonderful progress and produced some very nice pieces with minimal tools. Dianne says he passed away in his sleep w...

08-26-2016 12:13 AM

Making a Splash at Lee Valley Facebook - 35 replies

About a week or so ago I received an email from the social media person at Lee Valley Tools expressing interest in my marquetry and my school. Apparently she had been tipped off by my good LJ buddy John aka Druid . Well things have heated up a little since then. Last week she posted one of my chevalets in their “whatizit” quiz on ...

08-07-2016 11:04 PM

What do you see in this live edge Oak? - 27 replies

I was sorting through a large pile of odd pieces of wood I picked up about ten years ago this afternoon and thought this piece deserved to be cleaned up and looked at. I am just not a live edge guy but this one would be hard to treat otherwise so maybe I’m up for a little fun. Here’s what it looked like after cleaning up. ...

08-06-2016 03:14 PM

BDFT, BF, or FBM? Which do you use? Is it regional? - 43 replies

Ive been curious about this for a while but today while reading another post I decided to ask my fellow LJs and get some answers.Is this another Canadian/American thing like vice/vise? Is it regional East/West?How do you abbreviate “board foot”? I’m from Canada (West coast) and the only one I’ve run into in forty years of...

07-28-2016 05:03 AM

Teaser - 27 replies

I really wanted to get my latest project posted today ….... but alas there were whitecaps in the bay and I was forced to go sailing. It truly is a tough life. Anyway I decided to post a little teaser photo anyway. The project should be up, barring any unseen catastrophes, in the next couple of days. Any speculation on what it might bee?

07-17-2016 12:26 AM

What do you see in this veneer? (Updated) - 61 replies

We’ve played this game before and it was kind of fun so let’s play it again. I have something in mind. Does anyone think like me? Update 15/ 09/ 16: (that’s 09/15/16 south of the border) Had a little time this week to play while the students were busy cutting. (The teacher needs to stay out of their hair) ...

05-26-2016 11:41 PM

Deadly slow on iPad - 22 replies

Is it just me?Every action seems to take 20- 30 seconds. When I type the cursor moves a few seconds after I finish, then many seconds later the text appears.Only a problem on my iPad, not on my laptop. Also only LJ.Interestingly, the first things that show on a new page are the ads, then a little at a time the page fills in.

03-09-2016 10:50 PM

This is annoying - 39 replies

Is anyone else getting banner ads across zoomed in project photos like this? I don’t get them all the time and haven’t noticed them on my laptop but they come up from time to time on my iPad. Often they are blocking the picture as in the example. I can’t believe this is other than a glitch. I have no problem with ads, it...

01-20-2016 10:56 PM

What I love about Phillips screws - 68 replies

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10-01-2015 12:41 AM

Delta 46-715 lathe, reeves drive problem - 11 replies

My Delta 46-715 lathe has started powering out at high speed. My first thought was a sticky shaft in the Reeves drive, but after disassembling it and cleaning and waxing the shaft it seems that there is very little spring pressure. I can deflect the moving side of the sheave from the high speed position by squeezing the belt together with two fi...

07-28-2015 12:34 AM

Chevalet Demo at Sooke Fine Art Show - 20 replies

Some photos of my chevalet demos at the Sooke Fine Art Show on Saturday. There was lots of interest and several people took course outlines and registration forms for my new marquetry courses. I’m building four new chevalets to allow me to have five students per class. You can watch the progress in this blog. It was great fu...

07-24-2015 02:58 PM

I won two awards! - 64 replies

The winners of the 2015 Veneertech Craftsman’s Challenge were announced today at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas and while I didn’t place “in the money”, I did manage to win special judge’s awards for my jewellery box in the marquetry category and my old Jack in the box in the specialty items category.I’m pretty pl...

07-15-2015 12:35 AM

Teaching in your shop liabilities - Canada - 23 replies

Last year I gave a chevalet demonstration at a local fine art show where I was asked several times about giving courses etc. This year I have been asked to do a longer demo in which I will include some hands on time for interested viewers. I will be asked again about courses. I would like to pass on some of what I have learned and would like ...

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