Custom Woodworking

Custom Woodworking
Oh My Darling!
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Ongoing updates for my custom woodworking projects are in the Projects Updates Blog section under Projects.

Wood – the original material for tools and construction – is still the standard for quality. Wooden desks, tables, chairs, signs, and all manner of objects always stand out for their character and beauty. Wood feels warm. Wood gives a welcoming character to our environment, be it in nature or in our homes.

Modern computer-aided tools make the design of beautiful wooden objects more accessible. Modern woodworking machinery allows the creation and craftsmanship of wooden objects which more people can afford. Beauty is no longer reserved for the rich.

Mazes and puzzles are a specialty. From simple single-sided mazes to complex double-sided maps and custom shapes, mazes in wood allow a huge variety of challenges. Contact me to discuss your needs!

Boxes of various types are fun and at times challenging. My jewellery boxes feature exposed corner joints and fine woods. They will thrill and satisfy for lifetimes – yours and your heirs.

I use Fusion 360 and Vectric VCarve to assist in design. In the shop I use a 16″ Hammer Jointer/Planer, a 14″ Hammer bandsaw, a Makita tracksaw, and a CanCam CNC Router to shape fine woods. I prefer maple and walnut, but also use some exotic woods for character. Most of my wood is from KJP Select Hardwoods and Bell Lumber near Renfrew. Finishing is by hand, assisted by a custom designed and built vacuum table, Festool Random Orbital Sander, and assembly table. I prefer Livos Natural Oil and Rubio Monocoat. My hand tools are primarily from Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley.

Bring your ideas for unique furniture, puzzles, or other custom woodworking objects and I will work with you to achieve a work of art which will bring you a lifetime of functional pleasure. My workshop is in Horton Township, near Renfrew Ontario Canada.

Most of my items are available at the Valley Artisans’ Co-op in Deep River. The Co-op is back to regular hours, 10:00 to 17:30 every day, so please stop in. You may want to view the Co-op’s YouTube video at Valley Artisans’ Open for Business. Many of my items are also for sale on Etsy, but at generally higher prices to cover shipping. Or of course you can use the online shop here!