The Scouts have finally finished the boats we started nearly two years ago and wanted to get these photos of the boys taking them out on Beaver Lake earlier this month. It was a perfect evening to go out and the boys really enjoyed themselves. The sense of pride in their faces knowing that they build something that actually floated was great to see.
I would like to thank you again on behalf of the 3rd Douglas Scout Group for your generous donation of material to make this project happen.
This past May we were pleasantly surprised with an unexpected run on our HS Hard Wax Oil; all headed to Pennsylvania. I’m talking almost 100 Litres!! This was a special job for special people at the Camphill Special School in Glenmore, PA.
Multiple Contractors plus Direct Shipments from Germany = Happiness!!
Architects specified our Oli-Natura HS Hard Wax Oil as a highly wear-resistant floor finish in a commercial environment. The product is VOC-free and has a proportion of solids of nearly 100%. A silky gloss can be intensified by additional polishing; yet the wood continues to breathe and contributes to a healthy room climate. All this AND it’s durable, easy to maintain and resistant to dirt and water!
We have some talented customers! This is someone’s layup of there next project…
Poetic Justice – an innovative idea by Bruce Obee of North Saanich, BC
The dreaded miracle moulding has made a comeback as something useful—a drying rack for oiled fir.
Apron Nesting Tables
By Paul Miller
The walnut solids are ebonized with ferrous ion solution and the tops are identical four way matches of Walnut burl.
There’s a Lumberjocks project post here. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/105156
And a build blog here. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/7468
David Phillips of the Richmond Carvers Society would like us to remind all our talented wood carver customer about their upcoming show:
Saturday 30th May and Sunday 31st May 2015
Last year more than 770 people viewed the 243 carvings exhibited by 94
carvers. Please help us to exceed last year’s numbers.
All information, the prospectus and entry forms are available on the RCS
website: www.RichmondCarvers.com .
Please plan to exhibit, attend and support our show.
Thanks to this month’s contributors for submitting photos and details of there projects.
Yellow Cedar Chest
His photo also came with this lovely testimonial, thanks David!
Many months ago, you folks helped me in my search for some top-of-the-line yellow cedar for a carving project. You found a log on North Vancouver Island. It was milled shipped to you, and you alerted me to its arrival. I came, selected some pristine timber and went away poorer but happy! The project was a wedding present for my son and now daughter-in-law. You asked if you could have a photo of the results, which delighted all concerned. Many thanks again to all of you for your fine service and knowledge.
Guitar & Douglas-fir Bar
Patrick Poulin made the beautiful guitar, it was a hobby project and will be his first and last guitar. Come on Patrick! We know talent when we see it!
Kevin Morrin made the bar top and had this to say about his West Wind experience:
I found a great slab of fir in your loft this fall, and you help plane and cut the mitres. It all came together really well and I’m really happy with how the bar top ended up looking. Thanks for the extra time spend addressing some issues with the measurements. On the hunt for another project now!
Great Kevin, you know where to find us!
Our customer Matt Dolmage was busy over the holidays with creating more beautiful guitars and speakers.
by Wayne S. Boardman
Wayne makes these lures from 2×2 Alaskan Yellow Cedar. He was kind enough to share is technique and a few photos of the “rewards” received in the Cape Cod Canal.
I take 2X2 Alaska Yellow Cedar and turn it on a lathe down to a 6 inch Cape Cod Pencil. Through a drilled hole I insert a stainless welding wire, picking up a swivel half way through and a tail weight. Then comes a Spar varnish and BIN primer, after that comes airbrushing a pattern before epoxy and hooks.
Quite and art form! And they work too… just look at the spoils from a trip to the Cape Cod Canal in 2012, they caught 100lbs of fish but only kept 50lbs.
Herbert the Boat by Eric Letham
Herbert is a Sam Devlin designed Candlefish 16 built out of Joubert marine mahogany using the stitch and glue method. Powered by a 20 horse outboard, it moves along nicely with two to three adults and a load of camping and fishing gear. The boat calls Shuswap Lake home, but has spent some time on the Pacific as well, chasing salmon and scenery.
Thanks for all of you who submitted your projects for this month’s newsletter, we continue to be impressed and inspired.
Brad W. of Alberta built this Nightheron 18 canoe. Stripped with yellow cedar from us. His next project is a Prospector 15 using our western red cedar canoe strips. Nice work!
Ernest Wahl finished this cradle with some milling help from us. Just in time before his Grandaughter was born!
Planes, Trains and Automobiles!
Made from wood out of our shorts pile, these toys were winter projects for Robert Scott on Saltspring Island.
Guitars & More
Peter Fortune is steam bending these visually interesting swings using our White Oak. This is what he says about the project:
“Basically we are producing outdoor furniture on campus to make design solutions that are one on one for students. These furniture pieces are swings that are also suspended sculptures and conversation pieces/starters.”
We can’t wait to see these come into fruition. Good luck with the project Peter!
Here is a map to where the benches will be placed so you can check them out yourself when they are complete!