Grandpa’s square

I have a few things that belonged to my Grandpa Waters. I have his Bible, his wooden blue box, and his candidate’s papers. But there is one thing that has passed on to Philip which I find quite interesting and that’s Grandpa Waters’ square. I was in Phil’s workshop recently and he was using it…

The winning chair

 The chair sanded back to clean wood Some time ago, perhaps around 2009 or 2010 Phil entered a skills competition for apprentice carpenters. I am trying to remember accurately but I believe he was in his final year as an apprentice – and was on the verge of having his status as a journeyman carpenter….

How to build a TV stand in one day

Some time ago Wendy and I spent a weekend with Philip and Amanda in Canmore.  On the Saturday, the gals went off to do…well Gal stuff…and Phil and I headed to “the shop” to build a TV stand.  There’s a bit of a story behind the project.  In High School Phil built me some shelves…