We are now into mid January, and after the holidays and visitors, I have now settled more into a winter routine with some carving.

Last week I finished up some handcrafted cedar wooden boxes for a friend who requested Bob and I make up a few urns for a special internment. We were honoured to be asked. One is made from some hand-split shakes and is “rustic”, the other is much more refined and larger. We still got to use some of our copper boat nails and a special stone that lent itself to a leather cord toggle; the small stone is from Union Island up near Kyuquot.

On the carving bench this week are some unfinished pieces – both functional and decorative. Soon they will be oiled and finished for customers.