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!
Two lucky winners of these community events this past May/June walked away with a prize of $500 donated by West Wind. Check out a few photos from the events:
School of Trades & Technology Awards – Camosun College
Lars attended the Gala Evening and presented Melissa Miralles the Top Fine Furniture Student Award. Awarded to a graduating Fine Furniture student with the highest overall combined theory and practical marks. Congrats Melissa!
Vancouver Island Woodworkers’ Guild – Explorations in Wood
We presented Alfons Laicher (for his stunning Western Maple wardrobe) our donated prize of $500.
Additionally, Congrats to our long-time customer, Keith Battersby for his fine representation of his Western Maple chair and table.
by guest blogger Ian McMurdo
A Fraser River Gillnetter built at Albion Boatworks in 1962. Originally gas-powered, converted to Perkins diesel 6-354 in the mid 80’s along with other technological goodies of the time such as Wagner hydraulic steering and autopilot. A friend (former boss of mine) bought her from a retired fisherman about 15 years ago with the idea that converting this boat for pleasure use would be his retirement project. He had built a 22′ cold molded sport fisher in the past. When I worked for him about 10 years ago we did some work on this boat and his sport-fisher at that time. I had to quit to go back to university, but we remained friends and four years later when I graduated and moved back to Vancouver he offered me half the boat in exchange for helping him to “finish” the project.
We’re still reeling from excitement for the all the gold medals won by Canada’s Olympic Team, including those in Men’s and Women’s curling. Congratulations to everyone!
These curling rocks were made by our customer Francis Gaetz (250-723-6171) out of our eastern maple. Thanks for sending this in. Great work!
This is a reproduction of a Gustav Stickley mission bench in quarter-sawn flaked White Oak by Tom Paille, Deep Bay, B.C