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Groundwork- Building with Cob Documentary
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Some time ago, I was asked if I would be willing to talk to a film crew who were making a four part short documentary series on various natural building,…

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Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign
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I am just so grateful for all the excellent and fun projects I regularly get commissioned to design and build.  This is one of the latest projects, an address sign…

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Cowan Coffee Table
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Another great project.  This one was made with love for friends on Salt Spring Island.  This is a custom coffee table – 4′ long, by 32″ wide and 16″ tall,…

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Cedar Bench
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This is new hand split cedar bench I made for a client on Salt Spring Island this summer.  It was commissioned to sit in a special garden in memory of…

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Jago Coffee Table
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This was a fun little project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They needed a small coffee table but also wanted something artistic.  So I used some very…

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The Offering
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 This collaborative art piece called The Offering was done with Lenka Suchanek of White Rock, BC.  Lenka works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace,…

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From the Woods- A collaborative art show
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Colin’s sculptures and furniture were once again shown at Pender’s local winery, Sea Star Vineyards, alongside four other Pender artists.  The June 23-25th show titled ‘From the Woods’ featured paintings by…

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Sculpting with Amber Briglio Photography
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Sculpting Fire Dance II with a local photographer~ I had a great time this past spring working with a photographer who was interested in following the start to finish process…

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Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project
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This winter I had the opportunity to build a very unique fencing project on Pender Island.  A new client had planted a bamboo grove on their forest property but was…

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FESTOOL
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This blog is about some of the electric tools that I use (I do most of my work with hand tools).  I discovered the Festool brand from Germany many years…

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Reclaimed cedar dining set
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Cedar is an amazing wood, and so versatile.  I have made many things over the years, but never a full indoor dining set.  Usually I make my furniture a little…

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Maryland Gate Project
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Inspired by an earlier pedestrian gate that I made, a client commissioned me to build a similar style of gate for her landscaping project in Maryland.  This gate is made…

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Kierans Fence Project
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This is a great fencing project on Pender Island.  156′ long, it follows the driveway from near the road down into the yard and along the side of the orchard.…

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Library Sign
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This is a great project I was asked to bid on for our local Library which needed a new sign.  They wanted something large to be easily read, but also…

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Herb Garden Fence
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This little fencing project was designed to create a usable space where it did not exist before on a steep rocky slope.  The client wanted to have a herb garden…

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