Shop Window

Shop Window

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Spring always seems to give us a boost of energy for getting projects finished. We posted this drawing a while back. It’s the sketch of the top window frame over the patio door in the shop. We finally cut and finished the one for the shop window. This window looks in over our CNC. We’ve completed a lot of new projects over the past few weeks - my favorite, a beach beer box!
Front Hall Reno and Paintings

Front Hall Reno and Paintings

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Finally finished the front hall reno! We collected rocks from the beach for the past year to use with the tile on the floor. Didn’t realize how much work it would be to install them. 14 hours on our hands and knees! I also finished the 3 arbutus paintings and the mural wall. Really happy with how it all turned out. I realized while I was painting them, that I haven’t painted anything since January 2008.
Front Hall Shelf finished

Front Hall Shelf finished

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We’ve been working on a few projects for the house lately. A shelf for the front hall (below) and a few shelves for the bathroom which I will post soon. I’ve been experimenting a bit with Livos oils for finishing and playing with my new Fein MultiMaster tool. Getting great results! Have I mentioned I love having a CNC? Derek built our CNC a few years ago and now that our shop is built it’s been running a lot!
Trail Sign

Trail Sign

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Finished up a trail sign for “Twister” a bike trail on the coast, not far from the famous Mach Chicken. Working on “Progression” and “Diagon Alley” next! Pictures coming soon!
Bathroom Reno is nearly done!

Bathroom Reno is nearly done!

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With only a toilet and cold water sink in an outbuilding (no tub or shower) for seven weeks, I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Indoor plumbing! What a novelty! Here’s the before shot: After: Close up of the awesome Edison bulbs:
Progress...

Progress...

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Made some progress on a few projects this weekend!
Driveway Address Sign - VOTE!!

Driveway Address Sign - VOTE!!

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We’re planning a bit of an elaborate house sign at the front of our driveway. I’ve done two design sketches which are shown below. So my question is, which one do we build? Whichever gets the most votes is the one we build!(facebook, email or in the comments below) Not much variation in the theme (sea creatures) but I will take your preferences into consideration when creating the final abomination such as; should it feature more eyeballs, or fewer eyeballs?

3D Printing Demo at the Arts Building in Gibsons 7pm TONIGHT (April 17th)

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We’ll be doing a 3D printer demo at the Arts Building in Gibsons tonight. (next to the Gibsons library here is a map). “Army of Evil Robots” have their new print head so will be bringing their 3D printer, and hopefully Dan will bring the new robot arm he is working on. It has some neat unique features. Everyone at the last meet-up had so many diverse skills. If you have a transportable project that you want to get feedback on, go ahead and bring it!
Lintels

Lintels

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Finally getting some shop time in this weekend after spending every spare moment of the past couple of weeks prepping the garden for the growing season. Projects seem to be piling up faster than we can finish them. It’s been a busy winter with work and reno’s but spring brings longer, warmer days and more time spent on fun workshop projects. Progress on the Workshop window and door lintels is happening slowly.
Wizard Staff

Wizard Staff

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Last summer I found this stick while walking on the beach and thought if I made it into a wizard staff it might give me magical powers. So now, not only am I an Evil Robot Overlord, but I am also a Powerful Wizard. Fear me. I’m not sure what the wood is but it has really cool purple streaked colouring. The patterns are woodburned into it and the letters at the top, although appear in the photo to read “BM” perhaps for “Bowel Movement” or “Bad Manners”, are actually 6 Norse Runes encircling the top that read “Thrash” which is a lot cooler than bowel movement.