Along with the usual Victoria Home Show, this year we attended the Vancouver Home and Garden Show for the very first time.
We documented the show and our booth well with these photos:
George Meier aboard SV Tuahine
We milled up some Fir for George earlier this year and he recently sent us these images of the hull plank replacement he did this summer on his boat using that fir! The skill of wooden boat building never ceases to amaze!
3rd Douglas Sea Scouts Boating Building Projects
We donated about $500 worth of marine plywood to this local Sea Scout project. Instructor, Laurie Armstrong, kept us in the loop with the progress:
“14 Sea Scouts arrived and after a safety demonstration by Ross (tapping his glass eye with a screw driver and cutting a wrist sized soupbone on the bandsaw) the boys laid out patterns and cut all the pieces for four boats- bottom, 2 sides and 2 transoms. The hard part was keeping parents and leaders backed off so the kids could do the work. Each crew signed the bottom of what will be their boat, and so feel a sense of ownership as well as accomplishment. The adults were amazed at the dedication and focus, apparently expecting much less. Stocks are built so on Jan 4th we will continue and stitch and glue the boats together. That should give them a real boost to see the parts they cut be transformed into boats. Then it’s just gype and sand and sand and sand …… Then thwarts, knees and trim. all a success so far.”
January 10th & 11th.
Lie-Nielsen staff will be on-site to help demystify the world of hand tool woodworking. You are encouraged to get hands on and ask plenty of questions.
For more information on Lie-Nielsen and their heirloom quality hand tools visit lie-nielsen.com.
This year’s trip was again at Montague Harbour, Galiano Island. A beautiful site and what gorgeous weather we had! Got to witness an amazing sunset and went boating around the islands. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!
Everyone has been touched by cancer, whether a family member, friend or yourself.
You can show your support by purchasing one of the following:
Walking Sticks: $10 ($5 of which will be donated) great for summer hikes!
Box of Kindling: Stock up for the winter each pre-packaged box is $20 ($15 will be donated). Wow! That should warm your heart and your home!
All donations will be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Reg. # 604007
Thank you to everyone you filled out our survey. It was a pleasure reading all your comments, so thank you for making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the $50 Starbucks Gift Card is Wayne Phillips pictured here with Shelley having a laugh.
Some Survey Highlights:
“I have been a customer for 30 years.When I first bought wood at your old locale I picked through the woodpile to find the very best pieces and was given the eye by the father of the company and was warned to pile everything back the way it was.I think it was all on fun though.So it was an introduction from me that I wanted only the best. Through the years I have always been given the finest of service and am very comfortable dealing with Jan , Lars, and Shelly and all the other new comers. Thank you folks ,you’re a fine bunch and will continue to visit you for a very long time.”
“In my mind it is important to be able to support other small businesses in our community. I have really appreciated the customer service that I received. The only downside is distance from Victoria, but it is worth the journey.”