Osler, SK, CA

Gender: Male

Birthday: 10/08/1974

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Sleigh style bench

I built this sleigh style bench for my sister-in-law and her husband. I think the most important thing I learned on this project, (although I thought I already knew this) was to watch for grain...

Bar stools

This is a set of three bars stools my wife requested this past fall. Materials used were maple and walnut. Mortise and tenon joinery. Finished with 3 coats of satin sheen varathene. This was my first...

Recent comments

Re: Gary Rogowski on how woodworking fulfills him

I DID happen to be watching with my two daughters! It's really sad that I need to preview a 3 minute woodworking video. I know it's not a fine woodworking video but a warning from the blogger sharing it would be in order! NOT impressed!

Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

No library would be complete without these three.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

It would fit right into my dvd player!

Re: UPDATE: Best Workshops from the editors of Fine Woodworking

Always evolving!

Re: NHL Emblems

first, looks great. Second, me being a Flames fan, of course I noticed there's NO FLAMES LOGO! lol! Again, nice work.

Re: UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

Thanks for the oppertunity

Re: Website: A craftsman's marketing should adequately represent the quality of their work

Well put. Now, where to start?

Re: UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

It's good to see the FWW editors expand the content of the magazine beyond fine furniture. I tend to build mainly furniture as well but a turned or carved piece is definitely a work of art and worth learning!

Re: It's impossible to cheat at woodworking

Well this has sure been an interesting read. Personally, I love fine tuning my joinery with hand tools to get the perfect fit. I will however use machinery to hog out the bulk of the waste. I don't believe this is "cheating!" Love what you do, or it's not worth it!

Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

Yeah I'd love to win Jeff's book!

Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

Great show! I'm sure the book would compliment it just right!

Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

Would love it!

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Hand planes are AWESOME!

Re: UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

Tips and techniques for better woodworking? I'm in!

Re: Help me choose what to build for a video workshop

I think I'd like to see what techniques you could do with option 2

Re: UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

I think I'm making ok progress with my sharpening skills, but this would be a great resource!

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

Finishing tips of any kind are always good to hear.

Re: The Biggest Lathe We've Ever Seen

I am a proud western Canadian but this is an embarrassment!

Re: Hall Table Project: A Lesson in Curves

AWESOME work Don! It's great to see someone from around home get published.

Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

Did someone say woodworking?

Re: Shop Talk Live 7: Mike Gets Crickets

I love the videos guys. Keep up the great work

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

Any resource on the design aspect of woodworking would be helpful.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

wow that would be cool!

Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

Yeah Sketch-up is awesome!

Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

If this dvd can teach me how to use sketchup count me in.

Re: A Woodworker's Musical Masterpiece

Absolutely AMAZING. Incredible! Words don't give it justice!

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