Artwork & Hobby Woodworking
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Tim was kind enough to give us photos of several of his beautiful sculptures. He describes him and his art as such:
I am a self taught woodcarver living in the small, beautiful village of Sointula on an island off North Vancouver Island. My work is an expression of a my love and fascination of the coastal world around me. I take great joy in my art and in particular the constant learning. I feel as if I have been constantly learning since I started carving 29 years ago with a swiss army knife sitting on a beach while cruising the coast by kayak. I have always pursued my art as a way of making an income as a means of living in this remote part of the coast. I work primarily in yellow cedar which I can obtain locally, I also use red cedar, yew wood, maple, alder and black walnut.
View more of Doug’s work, and more information on the carvings shown here visit his profile on: northwestnativearts.net
By our customer and Victoria High Teacher, Stewart Wheeler
Victoria High School’s woodworking and construction program starts at the grade 9 level and gives student’s the opportunity to take up to 7 different courses by the time they graduate. In grade 9 students do a simple table -600mm long by 285mm wide by 440mm high out of pine or another inexpensive wood. They will also build a giftbox using a choice of different woods. In grade 10, students will do a detailed display table that introduces a variety of wood joints and techniques – biscuited mitres, mortise and tenon, pocket holes, dados, rabbets, cross laps. They will also be introduced to turning on the wood lathes by producing a simple bowl. The last required project is a box of their selection out of a “Box by Box” book from Lee Valley which has a range of boxes that vary in difficulty.
This year’s event will take place on:
JAN. 25TH & JAN. 26TH
(FRIDAY) 10AM – 6PM
(SATURDAY) 10AM – 5PM
Location: West Wind Hardwood of course!
Come and experience these great tools in person and one-on-one. Hope to see everyone there!
Now Available through West Wind
- Dimensions: 1/2″ x 10″ x 36″
- Professoinal Rider
- Compound Curves
- Industrial Glue
- Made From Eastern Hard Maple
- Made in Canada