Shearwater Sport Kayak Build

Hey guys,

Its been awhile! It has been a very busy time these past few months for me. I’ve had to move, and I am still working on getting a house so I can get my shop set up (Foreclosures take awhile). Anyhow, even without my shop, I’ve been able to do some woodworking.

I’ve finished the construction of a 14′ 6″ kayak which was built from a kit that I purchased from CLC boats. The kit contained everything needed to build the boat, all that was left was assembling it. It took me a few months to finish it due to being very busy, but in the end, it was very much worth it and it turned out beautiful. Below, you’ll see a time lapse video of the boat being built from start to finish in just 5 minutes. The video consists of close to 8,000 photos that were taken in 30 second intervals. When the math is done, that means roughly 72 hours to build the boat which counts some time when I wasn’t recording. Enjoy the video!

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Spring is in the Air!

Hey folks,

Just wanted to give a quick update as to what I’ve been doing over the winter. It was a long, cold and snowy winter for us in Southern VT. I haven’t been able to do any woodworking as I am still waiting to get my shop set up. However, I thought I would share some pictures of what I’ve been doing to pay the bills and keep me busy.

This is a house In Brattleboro, VT that I started working on in late Dec. Over the course of a few months, we framed up the garage, all interior walls, installed windows (many of which required making jambs for fixed glass), insulated, sheetrocked, laid hardwood flooring, did some trim and installed the kitchen. Most of what I worked on was carpentry related. Here are a few pics for you guys to enjoy.IMG_0920IMG_0922IMG_0958IMG_0968IMG_1118IMG_1137IMG_1161IMG_1166IMG_1169IMG_1214Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see the final product of this house as I had to move and am not able to work there anymore. For the next few weeks, I’ll be finishing up a kayak that I started building and will be working on expanding a few decks as well. Stay posted and happy spring!

-Tyler

“The Weight of Time” Handmade Clock

Hey folks,

It’s been awhile. I’ve gotten some pics of the artistic clock I finished last semester at Burlington College. I really wanted to do a piece that was 100% functional but had a story behind it, that made people curious and wonder what the idea was. I wanted it to be amusing and question physics. The clock is made out of Sapele and Tiger Maple and features a fully operational sounding mechanism for chiming the hours out. Enjoy the pics. Clock front Clock Detail Clock SideAlso, in the near future I will begin working on a Kayak. This will be my first and I’m taking a slightly different approach this time. I’ll be building the boat from a kit purchased from a company online. This is an easy way for me to keep myself into woodworking while not needing a full shop which I’m currently trying to secure. So, stay posted for updates and in progress posts.

-Tyler

Handshaped and Carved Lamp

Hey folks,

It’s been too long since I’ve last done a post. I’ve moved to southern VT and am all completed with school! Woot! Anyway, this lamp is one of three projects I completed my last semester at The Vermont Woodworking School. I chose Cherry of course, for this piece. The entire lamp is hand-shaped to form the spiral. I wanted to implement texture into this piece and decided to try my hand at carving. This was my first time ever carving wood and I must admit, I enjoyed it. Enjoy the pictures.   Spiral LampSpiral Lamp DetailSpiral Lamp Base DetailI will have the pictures of the other two pieces that I completed up in a few weeks hopefully. Also, the next few months will likely be quiet in terms of new work and news. I don’t have a shop currently but am hoping to have one by spring.

-Tyler

Turning a Square Rimmed Bowl

Hey folks,

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted so I decided to get a video up on the blog. Below, you’ll find a video of myself turning a square rimmed cherry bowl on the lathe. The rim is Curly Maple while the bowl itself is Cherry. As you can see in the video, it is very difficult to see the corners of the bowl while it is spinning. The easiest way to turn the bowl is to position the light so it creates a shadow on the bowl. This makes for a somewhat challenging and also dangerous piece to make. I happen to enjoy doing these square bowls as they are exciting and test my skills. Enjoy the video.

Next month I hope to be posting some pictures of work I have been doing lately. Some are a bit out of the box for me but are exciting.

-Tyler

Current Happenings and News Feature in Deerfield Valley News

Hey folks,

Just a quick update. This past weekend’s show at Mt. Snow’s Oktoberfest and craft fair was a success. There was a ton of people there and lots of beer! Also, the Deerfield Valley News featured an article about me in order to promote the show’s 40th anniversary. Here is a link to the article for those that are interested. Craft Fair Celebrates 40 Years at Mount Snow.

Take a look at my latest video of me cutting up a turned bowl to use for a sculpture. The bowl measures 12″ diameter and 8″ tall. A video will follow in a few weeks of assembling the sculpture itself.

Last but not least, I’ve got an upcoming show on November 2nd and 3rd at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Sand Lake, NY. Come check it out if you’re in the area.

-Tyler

End of September update

Hey folks,

Just a quick update. The Wine and Harvest Festival at Mount Snow in Dover, VT this past weekend was a great success. My booth setup was one of the nicest setups I’ve ever had and it paid off. I received many compliments. Below is a picture of the booth. mt snow craft showJust a heads up, I will be doing another show next weekend, September 28th and 29th, in Woodstock, VT. The show is the annual Furniture festival. I will have my writing desk as well as several bowls and pens there on display. Following that I will be doing Oktoberfest at Mount Snow in Dover, VT, October 12, and 13.

I am working on some neat projects in the shop so stay posted for updates!

-Tyler