Matthias Wandel is a favourite resource for us. His website, WoodGears.ca and his YouTube channel are fun and full of clever ideas. Stephen discovered Matthias some time ago and turned me on to him so now we are both regular viewers. Every week he posts new articles and videos to share some very creative work. Stephen has made wooden jigs using woodgear.ca patterns and is going to write a post soon on the very cool box joint jig he made. Continue reading Fun from woodgears.ca
Lately it seems social media is full of new projects for using old pallets. Where are people getting all these pallets? It would be great fun to try to recreate some of the many inspiring projects that I keep seeing but I have yet to find a source for pallets that are local, accessible AND reasonably priced (needless to say, free would be even better). Of course, the current lack of pallets doesn’t stop me from bookmarking, pinning and posting all sorts of ideas to put in the ‘try someday’ files. Continue reading Furniture from found items
One of my goals this season is to finish three found projects and in preparation I’m busy studying and experimenting with woodworking finishes. Plans to share some of my studies soon but in the meantime, here are some great tips and articles from Popular Woodworking magazine archives.
This year, I want to do more quilt design. One of my goals is to do more colour exploration. From unexpected combinations to monochromatic studies, I want to incorporate new colour palettes into my work. Continue reading Colour Theory