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Joel’s Apprenticeship – Year 2 Joinery

Joel’s Apprenticeship – Year 2 Joinery

Another year for Joel at BCIT – Joinery Apprenticeship.  All went well; next year booked.

Nice to know that fine woodwork is not a dying art; nor is it gender specific.  Here is an excerpt from a letter I received from my Great-Niece, Vienna in Fort Fraser, BC.  Her comment on her Grade 10 Wood Shop Class:

In my wood shop class I built a rocking dinosaur toy and I am currently working on a hope chest.  There is only one other girl in my class and we work extra hard to show up the boys. They often tease me because I’m the smallest, and they know I’m tougher than them.  Every class I think of you guys!

Customer Projects: Vol.67

Customer Projects: Vol.67

Laminated Guitar by Matt Dolmage

Sold to a customer in Australia the eccentric piece is a solid sapele body with a laminate top of (from centre out) bubinga, cherry, figured sapele, ziricote, purpleheart, western maple, padauk, wenge, flame maple, and mahogany. The pickup rings and cavity cover are sapele, and the neck is (centre-out) bloodwood, eastern maple, walnut, cherry, and more bloodwood, with a purpleheart fretboard and maple interval dots.

PLUS the body and neck are finished with Oil Natura Project Oil with a top coat of Hard Wax Oil.

Visit Matt’s Etsy Store!

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Santa’s Workshop – 1998 Flashback

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Jan’s Shop – Snug as a Bug Winter 1998 – All Photos by Jan T Nielsen

Jan has been censored for having to much fun loving what we do; for wanting to share our passion; for mentoring others who share our desire to work with wood.  So here’s a little blast from a Past Day Off back in the winter of 1998.  By the way, for those who read this and censor, the tools are an accumulation of 3 generations of woodworkers; including the wife’s side of the family. That’s almost 400 years worth!

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