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Matt Smith
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Monster Cutting Board
I had the opportunity to build a monster cutting board recently.  I got a call out of the blue to build a counter top for a kitchen island, the client wanted it to be 29.5" x 51.25" x 3" and the whole thing should be end grain just like a cutting board.  Th...
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Passage
I had a piece of maple with holes in it which I kept considering for some sort of coffee table, but I could never quite think of exactly what to do with it.  I decided to just try and show off the wood as best I could and figured a vertical surface would be...
Passage
Passage
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Slab Table
If anyone out there read my entry from last September you may remember that I brought home a very large piece of wood from the coast last summer.  If you want a refresher or just want to see the pics of this big piece of wood on the roof of my Matrix follow...
Slab Table
Slab Table
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Random End Grain Cutting Board
It's hard to believe that a half year has gone by since I last posted anything to this blog.  It has not been for lack of work though.  At the end of the year I left Nexen and have been working in construction full time,  Doing mostly renovations and such m...
Random End Grain Cutting Board
Random End Grain Cutting Board
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Board Butter
A while back I made a workshop resolution to burn less.  I wanted to make better use of my offcuts and as much as I enjoy roasting sausages over the fire I always feel a little guilty about it when I'm cooking those smokies over Walnut and Bubinga; Spruce w...
Board Butter
Board Butter
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On the return trip from the West Coast I stopped in to visit my wood guy.  Yes, I have a wood guy.  His name is Andy and he’s been a lumberjack in the lower Fraser Valley for most of his life.  In that time he has accumulated a couple barn-fulls of wood.  A...
New West Design
New West Design
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Pemberton - Revisted
Last week I went out to the west coast for some sailing with friends.  On the way there we took the long way around and I took the opportunity to check in on the timber frame barn in Pemberton on which I worked earlier this year.  It was really neat to see ...
Pemberton - Revisted
Pemberton - Revisted
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Website Update
Recently, I've been working on some non-woodworking related tasks.  A bit of photography, and a bit of website remodeling.  Of course these are not really my strong suits so I had to lean on a couple friends for some help.  Without Jeremy and Erik the quali...
Website Update
Website Update
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Maloof Rocker - Finally Finished!
I've been puttering along on the Maloof rocker as I've been working on some other projects lately and it is finally finished.  The last Post left off with the attachment of the rockers.  Since then I've shaped and faired the rockers at both ends and where t...
Maloof Rocker - Finally Finished!
Maloof Rocker - Finally Finished!
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Tool Chest - Hardware
My hardware choice
for handles on this chest will match the other existing chest, I used black
cast iron handles from Lee
Valley.   The only downside with this hardware is that
it comes with mounting screws which are far too long for my use.   I haven’t pu...
Tool Chest - Hardware
Tool Chest - Hardware
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