Summer is now even better!

8 Aug

Thank-you Ian Ridgway for our fab new deck! We LOVE it!!


Other than sanding and finishing deck boards, we have been working on loads of new projects.

The latest is our awesome beach beer box! Last summer we realized we needed a box to carry our beer to the beach (Yes, yes I know, poor me!) so this year we made one.


We also made several for a few friends.

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We’ll be posting lots of new projects up in the coming weeks including 3D printed lamps and yet another, even more awesome 3D printer!

Looking forward to showing the new 3D printer up and running at the Synchronicity Festival in a couple of weeks!

Clock finally finished, and a new filament for the 3D printer!

3 Apr

This took a while to complete. We had the body finished a while back but still had to cut the copper parts and face.

Finally finished it this weekend with some figured maple. The back plate is 3D printed with wood filament! Love the way this looks. It’s basically like printing MDF. Derek has ordered several spools of unusual materials so we’ll be experimenting a bit in the coming weeks.





Shop Window

24 Mar

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! I’ll post photos soon!

Front Hall Reno and Paintings

19 Mar

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. About time I started again.

Best thing about our new hallway? the tile hides dirt really well!



Front Hall Shelf finished

18 Jul

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! I love sketching an idea, drawing it on the computer and watching the CNC cut out the shapes, I love having a brilliant hubby who builds awesome machines and I LOVE not having to shop for shelves at Ikea :)



Trail Sign

13 Jul

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!

7 Jun

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:




Close up of the awesome Edison bulbs:


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