heres to increasing capacities. 

i purchased a lathe two weeks ago from a man selling the entire contents of his workshop. It is a nice old beaver lathe. My first project, a wooden mallet for chiselling. I turned the head of the mallet out of an apple tree branch I had to cut down last year to clear a path. The handle is a freshly turned old handle off a shovel. 

a bench sits in prep stage below that. first coat of polyurethane, needing sanding. I finish them in different ways to appeal to a wide range of people and also to suit the piece of timber. Some are ready for a simple oil and others seem to be better off with a coating. 

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

market stall is up in toronto - and so far I’ve sold three benches there. A great start, I can’t wait to make more. 

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

garden started - this is weeks ago already - 6-8 weeks before last frost for tomatoes. - may 24 weekend is our garden weekend goal to plant most of the garden. 

Before then, I am hoping to set up a double rain barrel system for dry days and starting the garden. 

I am going to try no till this year for the most part. 

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

made this in the shop when I started jammin with found parts some scraps on the band saw. 

I dream of sketching out an idea and having all the tools and materials at my disposal to make it into something real.

I need to start a laser cutter fund….

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

making sketchbooks - 15 pages and a cover - to make a 30 page sketchbook. - sewn by a household sewing machine they are very simple to make - they just need to be trimmed with an olfa after folding to keep the edges clean and straight. 

They are simple and fun to make, and a lot of friends have taken them up as project sketchbooks and or journals. 

I have even given one to a potential client to keep their ideas in for a job. I like the idea of giving something to the client at the outset that says, you are going to be a part of this. like really. 

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  2. Aperture: f/4.5
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 27mm

a lot has happened since I posted last. It is hard to keep up, and hard to set aside time. 

I think part of it is also wondering what to do with this blog. 

most of what you see in the picture I made at some point or another. The studio furniture I whipped up has been host to already so many small projects and experiments. 

The rolling craft supply cart ( bottom right ) has been so essential. 

suffice it to say that I was wildly busy, and I am finally going to have some time to get back to my work in the next couple of weeks….. hopefully!

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/40th
  4. Focal Length: 27mm

A big hello to anyone who has been following this blog - I want to say thank you for your interest and support. 

I wanted you to know I’m moving here: 

boko.ca 

I’m not sure yet, how I will deal with the blog - once I have it figured out. I will post a link to the new one. 

Thanks so much for following. This spring and summer is going to be very busy, I’m anticipating a lot of action.

all the best, 

adam 

homemade christmas cards

  1. Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 20mm
the home workshop is starting to take shape the home workshop is starting to take shape the home workshop is starting to take shape the home workshop is starting to take shape

the home workshop is starting to take shape

the first bench made using the timber salvaged from the barn this year in Breslau. 
the legs are made of ash - screwed / pegged for extra strength.

This one has already sold, but I have made three more since this one.  the first bench made using the timber salvaged from the barn this year in Breslau. 
the legs are made of ash - screwed / pegged for extra strength.

This one has already sold, but I have made three more since this one.  the first bench made using the timber salvaged from the barn this year in Breslau. 
the legs are made of ash - screwed / pegged for extra strength.

This one has already sold, but I have made three more since this one. 

the first bench made using the timber salvaged from the barn this year in Breslau. 

the legs are made of ash - screwed / pegged for extra strength.

This one has already sold, but I have made three more since this one.