Robert Whelan, Edmonton, AB, CA

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New grade 10 intro project

I had to come up with a new  project for my grade 10 woodworking class as the old shaker clock project was eating up too much of the budget in hardware. I made this Birch box from an old 8/4 board...

Krenov Inspired Swiss Pear Cabinet

A little keepsake cabinet made for a friend. It is a veneered build with shop made plywoods and hardware. Mountain cypress, left natural for the interior, makes for a wonderful scent when the doors...

Wabi-Sabi Student Build

  I recently read a blog post by a well known woodworker who mentioned that he was concerned about the lack of interest young people have in woodworking.  I wanted to post this build that some of...

English Brown Oak Jewelry Box

A small English Brown Oak jewelry box for my wife. Made with Peruvian Walnut and Spanish Cedar. Started out as a "warm-up" project while I was building a wabi- sabi cabinet; just something to get...

Hand,Heart and Eye Trophy For Inclusive Student

  A small gift presented to Nathan, a dedicated hardworking student of mine after a very successful year in grade 12 cabinetmaking. Titled Hand, Heart and Eye as a reminder to him that when we...

Adapted Shaker Desk for student

One of the furniture making modules for my grade 12s requires them to build a shaker style desk following a fine woodworking plan by Christian Besksvoort. This year I...

Krenov Inspired/Gift for Parents

Inspired by the works of James Krenov I decided to try my first cabinet on a stand following Jim Budlong's article in FWW. After getting to use an actual Krenov plane at Inside Passage School I...

Recent comments

Re: First Father & Son Bed Project

Beautiful Work!

Re: Photography Cabinet

Awesome build Eugene, love the the brass door pulls on the lower edges

Re: Nolan's Ball

As my students say at school. "That looks sick!" Which of course means very cool.

Re: Saber-legged Side Table

Very nice piece Matt,fits the space well. Like your choice in grain graphics for drawer fronts and case work.

Re: Cornerstone

Hey Mav, that box is sweet. I like the sloped mitred top and how you rolled the inside maple over so it looks pillowed. Nice work!

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