This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rustic Coffee Table

     I had a client in last week with a sheet she tore from a magazine and ask if I could build the same coffee table.  So I did, finishing it for her for by the weekend.  She was happy the way it turn out!
The table measures 40"wide x 52" long x18" high.
The table framework is built in the mortise & tenon style with wood pegs.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Two Tuna

     Here's some of my latest work - tunas.  The body is made from a cedar log; oxen shoes for the fins; old antler for the top fin; one tail is a ladder hook and the other a water  tank stand.  
     Both these items have been sold.     
Above: here the wood has dried for a month before painting.
The tails made from recycled materials.
Below: first coat of paint drying.
Painted and ready to go.

Crowns for The Albert & Crown

     I recently made crowns for the rest room doors at the Albert & Crown Pub.  Here they are below -
Below: The Albert & Crown Put & Eatery on Main Street, Alberton, PE.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I built the World's Largest Hand-held Egg Beater

     One winter I was sitting in my family room trying to come up with an idea for a project - I had a large collection of old hand-held egg beaters on display in my house and from that I had the idea to build a LARGE egg beater in that style.  Click images to enlarge.
     From recycled parts I built the egg beater.  It stands 14'-4" tall (4.37 metres) and is 4'-0" wide (1.2 metres)  wide.
     I started with a Ford truck rear-end as the main working mechanism to operate the egg beater; then I added a tire rim to attach the beater; the bottom part of the beaters are made from the wheel hubs from an old binder with the spokes removed; the round handle is the ring from a store clothes rack with a spruce knob added; and the top handle is from a wheel hub too with a red spruce handle.
These are my brother Carter's photographs.
     I didn't set out to build the world's largest egg beater, however, when it was finished I decided to contact Guinness World Records to see if it was the largest and sure enough, it was!!   And on April 1, 2005 it became official!   Click on images to enlarge.
Above: West Prince Graphic Photo.
     On May 28, 2005 Debbie Horne of the West Prince Graphic wrote the following article in advance of my grand unveiling.
     On June 5th, 2005 I  had the grand unveiling of my egg beater.   I invited the Prince Edward Island Minister of Tourism, Phillip Brown do the honours of christening the egg beater, with an egg!
 Fun was had by all!
      Local cartoonist Wayne Wright drew two cartoons for the Journal-Pioneer newspaper - he had fun with it!
     Over the years people have traveled to see my World's Largest Egg-Beater - you can find  visitors vacation photos and YouTube video on Google searches.

     In the fall of 2005 The Edmonton Journal wrote an article about me and my egg-beater - see below.  Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Multi-drawer Wall Cabinet

     I bought this side chest cabinet from a dealer the other day - I added some pine and made it into a wall cabinet.   
     The size is 18'' deep, 33'' wide by 81" high.  This piece is for sale - I'm asking $625 plus taxes.
     For those of you who love drawers - this is the piece for you - it has 8 drawers in 3 different sizes! 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Goin' Fishin' and Goin' South

    Here are few more pieces for your enjoyment!  
     The large Goin' Fishin' men are made from old coffee/tea pots and stand about two feet tall - note the coffee mug beside for scale.  For Sale $397.
This smaller Goin' Fishin' man is carved from wood.  For Sale: $185.
     Lots of folks get a chuckle out of Goin' South.  My mother, Verna, made the pink bra.  For Sale $285.