Blog & Events

Flatten a Wide Slab in the Planer!

When you need to flatten something wider than your jointer.

Any knowledgeable woodworker will tell you that a surface planer doesn’t flatten a board, it only planes the top face to be parallel with the bottom. A jointer is the only machine in the wood shop that will produce a truly flat face.  This is true.  But there is a simple way to machine a flat surface on a slab that’s wider than your jointer

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Upcoming Events – Spring / Summer 2017

Come and see me at these markets and events.

May

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

Terroir Saturday, MAY 13 2017 – Picton, Crystal Palace. http://www.countyterroir.ca/

Fiber Fest Saturday May 27th – Picton, Community Arena. http://prince-edward-county.com/event/fibre-fest/

June

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly. 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

Art Among The Ruins Saturday June 17th, Newburg ON http://www.artamongtheruins.com/

Cheese Festival. June 3rd, 4th, Picton Fair Grounds. https://cheesefestival.ca/

July

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly. 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

August

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly. 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

Prince Edward Women’s Institute Annual Craft Show. Thursday August 3, Picton Fair Grounds. http://thecountywomensinstitute.ca/craft-show/

September

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly. 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

Taste! Community Grown. Prince Edward County, September 24 http://www.tastecommunitygrown.com/

 

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Happy Spring!

It was my busiest winter yet here in my little shop in Waupoos. Typically, I have quite a bit of down time in January to rest, read some books and give the shop a good overhaul. This year the requests for custom furniture just kept coming in. I was busy working almost every day and now, it’s Spring already.

Part of me wishes I had more down time to rest, relax and reset in the new year. You may or may no know this about me, but I like to have a very clean and organized shop. At one point recently, it looked like this. Which for me – is really letting it slide.

But of course the other part of me is really happy and thrilled to be so busy. I’m really happy and grateful to be able to be self employed and work creatively.
I’m kicking off the season with a calendar full of work orders and planning my appearances at art and craft shows for summer. Stay posted for a finalized list of show and events for 2017! As always, thank you for your support and your interest in handcrafted, unique, Canadian made goods.

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Have Boards Will Travel

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Oh, September.

 

Cool, crisp evenings. Sunny warm afternoons. The comfort of regular schedules as the kids go back to school. A dizzying array of fall colour starts to peak out of the green foliage. All these act as a signal to the end of the busy summer art and crafts show circuit.

 

This time of year I get to take a deep breath of that cool fragrant air and think about the past few months of busy shows, driving through cities, and being away from home for days.

 

I get to think about all the people I’ve met, the adventures I’ve had and the family I had chances to visit. I can think back and appreciate all the fantastic fellow artists I met and the work I saw at ArtFest Distillery, Port Credit, Kingston, Beaches. The beautiful works at Cabbage Town Arts Fest and Art Among the Ruins. Appreciate the delicious treats of Cheese Festival, Terroir and weekly the farmers market.

 

I  admit, I take some relief knowing that I won’t have to pack the van up with all the supplies and products and truck them around for a few months at least. I can put down some roots at home and start thinking about the larger projects. I can sit down and do drawings for custom projects and get creative. Assess my shop stock, reassess my work flow, my set up and board designs.

 

It’s a small pause. A little moment of time in the year. Soon, Holiday shows will start and we’ll be caught up in the whirlwind again before we suddenly find we’re settled down again, mid January, in front of a cracking fire. Reassessing, breathing and reflecting. For now, I’ll appreciate the pause, as brief as it is.

 

Packed van, ready to travel.

Packed van, ready to travel.

 

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Upcoming Events – Fall 2016

September

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

ArtFest Toronto, Distillery September 2-5  http://www.artfestontario.com/

Cabbagetown Arts Festival, Toronto September 9-11 http://www.cabbagetownartandcrafts.org/

Taste! Community Grown. Prince Edward County, September 24 http://www.tastecommunitygrown.com/

October

Wellington Farmers Market, Wellington, Weekly. Ends OCT 8th. 8am – 1pm http://www.countymarkets.ca/

November

The Makers Hand, Prince Edward County November 4-6 http://themakershand.com/

 

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