I’m sitting here in the summer shop- an Unplugged Summer, thumb typing into an iPhone. I didn’t bring a lot of hand tools with me, just some essentials to finish off the last of the Kerfing Planes, and the basic necessities required to build. People new to woodworking get so hung up on […]
…The wood was gray and the bark warping off it And the pile somewhat sunken.Clematis Had wound strings round and round it like a bundle…. […]
Each and every year, I travel 2500 kilometers to my summer home on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city life, we never make too many plans for our summer vacation. We prefer to let things unwind naturally, and welcome the spontaneity and excitement that summer […]
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July 21st, these past three weeks have been a most welcome break from the hectic pace the city demands. The calm of Cape Breton Island is good for the soul. I’m ‘borrowing’ an internet signal to update the blog tonight. I’m afraid I don’t have service here so updates are always slow through the summer […]
It’s been awhile…after two amazing months out East I’m back in the city and finding my way into the familiar routine of urban life. The summer was busy but we did manage to get a little down time. July was spent finishing off 8 more chapters for the new book and with a final deadline […]
This is a custom design I fell into this past summer, 2011.
The Gorman Bench.
The music is something I just came up with and will also call the Gorman bench. Thanks for watching. Cheers!
In my last post I finished bending the arms and the main double tenon joinery complete on the cherry bench. The good thing about this design is that there is really only 6 major joinery ‘intersections’ on the entire piece and the double tenon method worked great for what I needed. The bad thing was […]
Now where was I ? oh yeah, Cape Breton Island. Summer time. ‘The Gorman Commission’ Sounds impressive no? ; ) It’s a bench in cherry I made during my so called summer ‘vacation‘. Inspired by an authentic Danish made, mid-modern rocking chair. The two pieces will share a space in my clients living room so […]
August already. Sorry for the delay in posts. I’ve been happily ‘out of range’ for the past 4 weeks and trying my best to squeeze in a few days vacation. Summer time 2011. I brought the Queens Wharf project along with me from Toronto figuring I’d have lots of free time to work on it […]
Just got a few shots from my clients in Cape Breton showing the two built ins I made during the 7 weeks I was out East. In my last post I showed a few pics while these cabinets were being built and here are some snap shots of how they looked installed. The first couple […]
7 weeks on Cape Breton Island-here are some visuals.
Well, we made it-
July in Cape Breton…what could be better?
A little bit of rain but hey, we’re home.
A few days of unpacking and sweeping.
Cleaning out the cobwebs and dusting off another summer time season with a promise of life and the love of living.
The stock for the feet is cut and planned flat, I left them slightly long so I would have the option of trimming back later. The stock is also left square until I chop the mortises and on this day, is where I began … […]