George Roberts

Last Thursday, April 16, 2020, we lost another well known woodworker who, though no longer a member of the workshop, was a member for many years. George Roberts , aged 63, was a Canadian who owned a home in Green Valley and was a friend to many in the workshop. He introduced me personally to […]

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Why do we do it?

I was out walking today with my hubby and he looked up and saw a bench on someone’s patio and said, “Isn’t that nice!” It was a plain wooden bench with a backrest that had a live edge on it. Frankly, it looked uncomfortable and boring to me. It strikes me often how people are […]

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What to do? What to do?

I don’t know about you but it doesn’t look promising that we will be working in the shop anytime soon – especially me seeing I am already back in ??. But, like you, I need to do something with my hands so I had a look around and wondered, “How can I avoid housework?” So, […]

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Now I am really peeved!

Today I went to sand my work and picked up a sander that was just disgusting. A brand new sander with its pad covered with at least 1/4 inch of red sawdust. (Yeah, you know who you are) There was no way the person who used it could not have noticed that they didn’t blow […]

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Sad Tuesday

This morning I showed up at the parking lot of our workshop (just to use the parking) and looked in to see if maybe the shop was open for a short while but, of course, it was not. I kind of felt lost because it is so rare that we can’t use our shop – […]

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New Members are upon us!

Yesterday, Thursday, was the first time that I noticed quite an influx of new members using the workshop. There was often a lineup for just about everything. That is to be expected and I guess we just have to be a little patient. But more than that, maybe we can use our waiting time to […]

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What the workshop means to me

I am one of many who come to the workshop almost everyday and hack away at some wood hoping to end up eventually with something useful if not beautiful. It wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if I weren’t surrounded by like-minded people who share my love of working with wood and learning new tricks. […]

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