Woodworking classes are available

email me at: biff_kpv@yahoo.ca for inquiries

Monday, December 21, 2015

Quick shop update

Shop has been crazy busy! Classes, projects and shop upgrades have kept me quite busy. Making a toted smoothing plane for myself as well. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Woodworking classes

This is a pic of one of the end grain cutting boards my student made from a recent woodworking class. It turned out really nice! Now I think she has caught the woodworking bug. :-)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bye Bye website

I have dissolved my furniturebykevin website! I did not see enough activity on there to justify keeping the site alive. I need to take a course on website programming. I have not been that busy in the shop it seems but I have got a lot accomplished in the shop. I sold the 4 oak dining chairs, the 6 walnut dining chairs, got a great deal and acquired some rustic barn board. I have been building the 30" jointer plane and took my first shavings with it! I need to fine tune the aesthetics and add the handle to the plane yet. I was given another vintage hand plane and some other vintage tools which I will add to the collection. So I am hoping to put more content on here more often seeing how I removed my website.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015


End grain cutting boards are done! Started delivering last night. Still have a few available if interested. Working on a little spring cleaning.
 Next up is:
Oak deacon's bench
Golf cart out 
Repair upholstered footstool
Jointer plane build (for me)
Repair glider rocker
Repair oak rocking chair (for sale)
Repair set of 4 oak dining chairs (for sale)
Lots of stuff happening!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Flipping furniture update

Picked up this antique rocking chair today. I will repair, refinish and give some love to this chair. After that this chair will be for sale. 

Mike gave me a present

Record #71 router plane

End grain cutting boards update

Some bread, cheese and cutting boards ready to be glued up

I cooked up some mineral oil and beeswax to use as the finish for the boards

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Project updates

Some end grain cutting boards underway...

The oak is ready for the deacons bench. 

Still have not decided on a design for the hall tree. I was also reminded that I still owe my wife a jewelry box too. :-)

Darryl, Mike and I will be embarking on building some wooden jointer planes starting this week as well. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Busy busy!

  • Working on a deacon's bench for a client.
  • My wife wants a new hall tree or coat rack for the rear entrance.
  • Taking orders for end grain cutting boards. Let me know the size you would like.
  • Going to build a wooden jointer's plane with some help from Darryl Gent.  
Still have class time available for those interested. Learn everything from basics to a specific tool to let's build an entire project.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New from Darryl Gent

New smoothing plane

New fore plane

Darryl sent me the pics of these that he  made for me. Can not wait to start making shavings with these. Darryl Gent is a fellow member of the Niagara Woodworking Club and is an extremely talented woodworker who started making hand planes. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

9th annual Niagara Woodworking Show

Dorothy's Potatoes and Onion bin

Bin in progress

Completed bin

Reupholstering Dining room chairs

Dining room chairs before

Seats removed, minor repairs and cleaning done

New seat pans, new foam and new upholstery

Finished arm chair

Nice before and after pics