Bird Box Building Workshop – Celebration of Swan 2018

Government of Yukon’s Wildlife Viewing Program teamed up with YuKonstruct to host a bird box building workshop. This was a part of their Celebration of Swan events, and there is more to come! Check out www.env.gov.yk.ca/events

YuKonstruct’s Amy and Thomas guided 24 groups through the assembly of a bird box. This was a family-friendly event and we had so much fun with everyone who came out. The participants took home their bird boxes to create bird habitat for Yukon’s small migratory bird population, including chickadees, bluebirds, and swallows.
Katie Aitkens from Yukon College gave our participants a talk about cavity-nesting birds that might use our bird boxes.
The participants learned about Yukon’s local populations of cavity nesting birds as well as how to pick a good spot to mount a bird box — creating an open flight path to and from the entry way and protecting the nesting birds from predators.
If you missed the workshop, YuKonstruct has created an instructable to help guide you through making your very own bird box: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Nest-Box-for-Birds/
There are also lots of great resources at the Cornell Lab.
Happy spring everyone!

Photo credit: Environment Yukon

Hammerslegan Tournament!

YuKonstruct members came together for a evening of laughs, sharing project ideas, and of course – competing in the Hammerschlagen tournament! The winner of the tournament would win a Tablet, so the stakes were high.

The game involves throwing and spinning a hammer in the air before catching it and trying to drive  your nail into the stump. the spinning proved to be a great equalizer, as the carpenters and journeymen in the crowd did not have a significant lead over the hobbyists. We played three rounds, and the winners faced off against each other. Colin, James, Dave and Thomas competed for the win. James won by a stroke of the hammer and went home with the prize.

It was awesome to have so many members come out for the Social – its always fun to see how many different projects people are working on. From car conversions, to cabinetry, to boat building, this crowd was doing it all.

Hope to see you at the next member’s social!

2017/18 Board Candidates

The YuKonstruct Makerspace Society Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, June 7 @ 7pm – (co)space 202 Strickland Street.

It’s time to elect a new Board of Directors. We will be voting for general directors, treasurer, secretary, vice-president, and president. So far, the following people have put their names forward:

Barrett W Horne;       Christopher (Chris) Lloyd;      Christopher O’Brien;      Darcy M. Tkachuk;      Glenn Piwowar;      Graeme Tennant;      Greg Storey;      Jenna Marie Bourgeois;      Jennifer Macgillivray;      John Glynn-Morris;       Ksenia Gasper;      Martin Lehner;      Mary Ellen Read;      Paul Christman;      Robert (Bob) Sharp

You can scroll down for a profile of these candidates. If you have an interest in being on the Board (or know someone who is) and are not profiled here – don’t worry! Show up at the AGM and put your name forward.

There will be opportunities to meet fellow makers and entrepreneurs, snacks, and we will also vote on whether to apply for a liquor license.

Thanks and see you at the AGM!
-your 2016/17 Board of Directors


Jennifer Macgillivray

Candidate for President

Employment
I have worked in private, public industries both in all three territories and in southern Canada, during that time I have been a designer, and owner and a contractor. I started my career in Toronto working for Ryerson University designing, building and project managing for them. In Nunavut I worked for the GNU where I managed large and small construction projects all over Baffin Island. I moved to Inuvik and managed large construction projects in the Beaufort Delta Region, while I was in Inuvik at night I taught AutoCAD at Aurora College. I completed freelance design and building work in Toronto and also in Inuvik, NT while I had my day job.  I moved to Whitehorse to work as a general contractor I managed construction for a few years before being promoted to Regional Manager and then Vice President of Operations for Canada and Alaska, I moved on to work for Stantec, then back to public industry at YG. I am usually the Director of Infrastructure for Community Services but currently I am on a one-year temporary assignment as the Executive Director of Major Construction for Highways and Public Works.

Education:
My undergrad is in interior design and I have 3 post-grads – Facility Management, Project Management and a Masters in Business Administration. I have also taken various additional training program for example Human System Dynamics which is about adaptive change management and innovation. I also continue to take electives at Athabasca University through the MBA program (although I have graduated) I recently received one of the highest marks my professor has awarded for an elective on Innovation.

Volunteer work:
I am the chair of the audit review committee for North Safety Network Yukon – a subcommittee of their board, I am also a member of The Northern Advisory Council which creates standards for the Standards Council of Canada for construction in the Canadian arctic. I also foster parent and build and maintain mountain bike trails.

Interest in board work

I would like to chair the Marketing Committee and sit on the (co)space Committee or Finance Committee in that order of preference. I have always been good at thinking in innovative ways and problem solving business solutions that add value. I have been moonlighting working on a few different business ideas, there is always something on the go. I managed a group of volunteers in Ontario when I worked for the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, motivating and working with volunteers is different than any other work force, a main driver is the idea of contributing to part of a bigger picture. Being part of and understanding the sharing economy a little more is important to me, I am creative and practical and believe the board would benefit from my involvement.


Glenn Piwowar

Candidate for Vice-President

As an engineer, I enjoy tinkering – both making and fixing things and I get a real kick out of helping host the monthly Repair Cafe and YuKonstruct. I have been on the Board of YuKonstruct for almost 2 years.  (I was Treasurer of Yukon Art Society for over 15 years, and I am currently Treasurer of Canadian Craft Federation.)

Interest in board work

Even though I not have formal accounting credentials (beyond an MBA degree), because of my experience I believe I can contribute to the Finance Committee if a more qualified candidate is not available.  Also, I feel I can help with the activities of the Marketing Committee (eg fundraising applications).


Christopher O’Brien

Candidate for Treasurer  

I am currently employed with NorthwesTel as a Product Manager where I am primarily responsible for new product development and the management of existing carrier products. My secondary responsibilities include economic studies and development of data analytics software. I have a strong background in technology commercialization as I have worked in this field for 20 years. I also have experience as a management consultant where I developed business and financial plans for organizations, and aided not-for-profits in board governance. I am currently the Treasurer of the Whistle Bend Community Association (term ends this month). I have also volunteered with other organizations: Certified Management Consultants of Canada – Director; East Coast Trail Association – Director; Rotary Club of St. John’s East – Member.

I am a recent member of Yukonstruct and I will be using the facility as I build a backyard shed, as well as some other smaller projects such as planter beds, a picnic table, bird houses, and perhaps some indoor furniture. I look forward to going beyond the wood-shop and possibly contributing to the Hackerspace and the Electronics resource area.

Note that I am selecting Treasurer below however I am willing and interested in contributing in other active capacities.

Interest in board work

Finance Committee (as Treasurer), and 1-2 of of Governance Committee, Marketing Committee, or (co)space Committee.


Graeme Tennant

Candidate for Secretary

I work at the Whitehorse Public Library, various volunteer work here in Whitehorse (YHMA board, Aikido Yukon Board, helped organize Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life and Wishmaker Walk)

Interest in board work

(co)space Committee, Marketing Committee


Barrett W Horne

Candidate for Director

What to say? I am recently retired from YG, where I worked as an internal Organizational Development consultant. I have been doing OD work for about 40 years, mostly working with small NGOs in various parts of the world. I have been involved with YuKonstruct since facilitating part of the very first meeting in Waterfront Station. Recently I have served as a contractor to help develop (co)Space programming. My interest in YuKonstruct is rooted in my conviction that the future of a healthy (socially, economically, environmentally) Yukon is very much connected to encouraging, supporting and enabling the creative and entrepreneurial energies of Yukoners from the grassroots up. YuKonstruct seems to me a critical player in bringing that about.

Interest in board work

Areas of interest would include (co)space committee, governance, and marketing, in that order. I would be willing to do whatever was seen to be most helpful.


Christopher (Chris) Lloyd

Candidate for Director

Active YuKonstruct volunteer and CORE member since 2014. Site mod, instructor and actively involved in minor site maintenance. Heavily involved in group builds and YuKonstruct community projects. Education in architectural technology. Experience in planning and project management. Currently stay at home dad and part time bartender.

Interest in board work

Primarily Makerspace Committee, also interested in Finance and Governance


Darcy M. Tkachuk

Candidate for Director

I am barrister and solicitor. From the time I was admitted to the bar in 1993 until 2000, I had a general practice, focused largely on litigation and criminal law.  Then in 2000 I began serving as the General Counsel for Northwestel, where my practice shifted to business and corporate law matters.  As you might imagine, that included a lot of contract law and loss prevention as well.  In 2005 I left Northwestel and returned to school to get my Executive MBA at the Ivey School of Business.  Although I had intended to move further toward business matters, my career evolved again toward adjudication and administrative law as I began serving on a number of administrative boards and tribunals (Association of Professional Engineers, Yukon Human Rights Panel of Administrators, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Yukon Review Board, and most recently the Yukon Capability & Consent Board).  I have chaired, adjudicated or heard over 500 hearings on these five quasi-judicial tribunals.

Interest in board work

Support to the Board and Members as required.


Greg Storey

Candidate for Director

I am presently working as a Superintendent of Area 1 at Yukon Education.
I worked as a trades and technology teacher in Pond Inlet, and as a principal in Hay River NWT was able to create a working partnership with the Housing Corporation and local trades people which resulted in our high school students building low cost housing for Housing and learning skills in construction, electrical trades and plumbing.   We also created a partnership with NTCL and expanded our metalwork and welding programs by rebuilding their anchors every year.  As a result of this our student numbers in Trades and Apprenticeship increased and this success created the conditions for a 3,000,000.00 Tech Wing to be added to our school.  In the Yukon I have written the Departments 5-year trade plan and am interested in working with Yukonstruct to create partnerships with schools, trades people and the Department.

Interest in board work

I would be interested in whatever position the board could see me making a contribution.  Given that I have a fairly specific purpose to work with the board I would also be happy to simply be invited to regular meetings and assist with coordination with Education.

I would be most interested in being involved on the Makerspace and/or (co) space Committee.  I think we have not managed to knit all the necessary partnerships together to make Trades a viable choice for more Yukon students.  I also believe there is a complete overlap of Makerspace and the new curriculum.  I would love to contribute to this.   My father was a farmer and taught me many technical skills.  Many students are today divorced from the world of building and making things.  We need to mend this gap.


Jenna Marie Bourgeois

Candidate for Director

I was a volunteer at (co)space last year and have been a regular tenant.

Interest in board work

(co)space Committee and Marketing Committee


John Glynn-Morris

Candidate for Director

I am a Whitehorse-based public engagement specialist with a background in land-use planning, recreation, and community development.  I work with clients to plan and implemented public / stakeholder engagement strategies and provide strategic planning and facilitation services to not-for profit organisations.  I was one of the founding-members of YuKonstruct and (co)space and served as the first President and led the development of the organisation’s first strategic plan during the spring of 2016.  I stepped off the board in June 2016 and over the last year have remained an active member of (co)space.  I am keen to rejoin the Board to support the organization again as we chart our exciting future!

Interest in board work

I am interested in the governance and (co)space committees.  I would also be keen to support a planning / feasibility exercise that considers future space(s).


Ksenia Gasper

Candidate for Director

Right now I’m the Thursday evening site moderator at Makerspace and occasional blog-post writer, but I’ve also co-taught Laser Cutter 101, organized workshops, promoted a Makerspace event on air, and been involved in a number of different maker projects, like the Winterval lanterns. I am employed as a senior policy analyst with Yukon government.

Interest in board work

I am interested in contributing by bringing strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills to the Board and by co-Chairing and/or sitting on one or several Committees, especially the Governance, Makerspace and Marketing Committees. I do not have a solid background in Finance, but would be interested in learning and perhaps contributing where statistical data or analysis could be beneficial.


Martin Lehner

Candidate for Director

Owner of Tangerine Technology, Yukon College instructor, working in the technology field in the Yukon for over a decade. Background in marketing.

Current member of:
YITIS (TechYukon) – Board of Directors Executive – Vice President (2016 to present)
Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon – Board of Directors Executive – Treasurer (2016 to present)

Past member of:
YITIS (TechYukon) – Board of Directors (2014 to 2016)
Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon – Board of Directors (2011 to 2016)
Teegatha ‘Oh Zheh – Board of Directors Executive – Treasurer (2014 to 2015)
Teegatha ‘Oh Zheh – Board of Directors (2013 to 2014)
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors Executive – Vice Chair (2015 to 2015)
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors Executive – Treasurer (2014 to 2015)
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors (2011 to 2014)
Yukon Council on disABILITY – Board of Directors (2011 to 2013)

Interest in board work

Interest in the Governance Committee, Finance Committee, (co)space Committee and Marketing Committee. Top interest would be the (co)space Committee.


Mary Ellen Read

Candidate for Director

I am self-employed, running a small local architectural practice, Northern Front Studio, since 2010. I have been an active board member of Yukonstruct Makerspace Society for the past year, and have been assisting with the feasibility study for a facility for the long term sustainability of the organization. I have also been a member of Yukonstruct since 2015

Interest in board work

In the past year I have participated in decisions related to hiring the Executive Director, funding applications, and contractor staff positions. I am also still very interested in working towards a facility for the society, and the possible connections bringing the two operations closer. I would be very interested in any committee that is action oriented, and is focused on treating the society more as a business enterprise, and become less defendant on grants and funding to operate. I am also very interested in working with more members in committees, and have less board separation from the societies membership.


Paul Christman

Candidate for Director

Newly employed with the Yukon Government Energy Mines and Resources Branch as Chief Mine Engineer. Previously employed in the private mining industry on fly in fly out projects in Yukon and Nunavut. Mining Engineer by trade. Successfully designed and manufactured new and unique custom mining equipment for underground hard rock applications that is now in use. Volunteer work with the CIM Whitehorse Branch and other Yukon mining initiatives. Recently became a member of Yukonstruct and wish to contribute beyond volunteer work as I believe it is an excellent organization and resource for the community. Now based in Whitehorse full time and able to commit time and energy to community organizations like Yukonstruct.

Interest in board work

Governance Committee and Makerspace Committee


Robert (Bob) Sharp

Candidate for Director

Retired educator, now operating a small business

Interest in board work

Extending the partnerships between Yukonstruct and education


 

Swan Haven Bird Boxes

YuKonstruct’s Amy and Thomas teamed up with our friends from Swan Haven to build bird boxes for Yukon’s small cavity nesting birds.

We guided 30 families through the assembly of their very own bird box, which they got to take home and install to create bird habitat for chickadees, bluebirds, or other small birds.

The participants learned about Yukon’s local populations of cavity nesting birds as well as how to pick a good spot to mount a bird box — creating an open flight path to and from the entry way and protecting the nesting birds from predators. And, of course, everyone had fun using the power tools from YuKonstruct!

If you missed the event, here’s an excellent resource about creating bird boxes from the Cornell Lab. Also, don’t forget that we posted about making bird boxes back in November – if you want that plan for a bird box – click here!

If you are looking for information about more awesome events like this, check out the link to: wildlife viewing events.

This event was put on by Wildlife Viewing, Environment Yukon with support from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Thanks for inviting YuKonstruct to take part!

Photo credit: Environment Yukon

Make it Wild – Window Bird Deterrents!

Twenty creative bird enthusiasts created their own custom hanging ornaments to deter bird strikes from windows last Wednesday night.

Wildlife Technician Scott Cameron presented about how we can best deter birds from injury due to window collisions. In Yukon, we have 329 species of birds, 195 of which are confirmed breeding in the territory.

The issue with windows is that glass tricks birds – they see reflections of trees or sky, potted plants on the inside of windows, or a straight through view (out another window) and believe that they can fly through. A 2013 study* showed that there are 25 million bird deaths annually in Canada due to window collisions (Aside: according to the same study, cats kill 100-350 million birds annually in Canada – so best to keep ‘ol Garfield inside or on a leash).

So, how can we make windows safer? FLAP Canada (http://flap.org) is a North American leader in research and applications to reduce bird mortality from window strikes. They have four standards to follow in the design of any bird strike deterrent:

  1. Density and coverage: Have a visual marker every 4 inches vertically or 2 inches horizontally, and cover the entire window.
  2. Contrast: the marker must stand out compared to the window.
  3. Size: Whatever visual marker you use, it should be larger than 1/8 inch.
  4.  Outside of Window: The marker must be on the outside to be effective.

At the workshop, participants created laser cut bird ornaments to hang on contrasting ribbons placed 4 inches apart outside their windows. The creative juices were flowing and some gorgeous ornaments emerged!

And by the way, were you wondering what you can do if a bird does hit the window – alive, but injured? Using gloves, place the bird gently inside a paper bag or cardboard box (unwaxed). Leave in a quiet location away from people and pets. Don’t give the bird food or water. If you are worried about the bird, contact Environment Yukon (867-667-5652 or 1-800-661-0525).

YuKonstruct thanks the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust and Scott Cameron from Environment Yukon for helping to put on this workshop!

*Quantifying Human-related Mortality of Birds in Canada (2013). Avian Conservation & Ecology. www.ace-eco.org/issues/view.php?sf=4

Make it Wild – Bird boxes!

YuKonstruct and Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust‘s November Make it Wild Workshop was about making bird boxes for Yukon’s small cavity nesting birds–swallows, bluebirds and chickadees. The participants learned about local bird populations, tips to avoid squirrels, and how to pick a good spot to mount a bird box. Most of our participants were new to both YuKonstruct and the birding community – thanks for coming out!

This workshop was very popular and was sold out almost immediately. Because there was so much interest, we are providing Marty’s bird box plans here so that you can come into YuKonstruct and make one yourself!

Thanks to our biologist presenters and instructors for this excellent workshop: Katie Aitken and Marty Mossop!

Instructions:

  • Find a hollow log or one that’s rotten in the middle.
  • Cut about a 1 foot section. One end should be angled a bit, so that the roof will shed water.
  • Hollow out the entire log. A hammer and chisel (or even a big screwdriver) works well. An auger drill bit is best if the wood is hard. The diameter of the inside should be at least 10cm (4”) for chickadees, 13cm (5”) for swallows and bluebirds.
  • Drill the entrance hole with a hole saw. It should be about an inch below the top of the log. The diameter of the hole needs to match the size of bird (big enough for the bird to get in/out but not big enough for predators to gain access).  Range is 1-3/8” for chickadees, 1-3/8” to 1-1/2” for swallows, and 1-1/2” to 1-9/16” for bluebirds.
  • Nail/screw on a plywood top and bottom, to cover the open ends of the log. Screws allow the roof to be easily removed for cleaning etc. (although cleaning isn’t necessary).
  • Fill the bottom of the box with an inch or two of woodchips/sawdust.  The birds will bring in any other nest material that they need.  There should be several inches between the entrance hole and the top of the sawdust.
  • If desired, put wire mesh (1/2″ hardware cloth) or metal plating around the entrance hole to stop squirrels from making it bigger
  • Nail/screw a piece of lumber, a bit longer than the log, to the back for attaching to a tree, post, wall, etc.
  • It’s best to mount the box on a metal pole so that predators such as cats/squirrels/chipmunks/mice can’t get to it.  Another option would be the side of a building that has smooth siding that a predator can’t climb.  Avoid larger trees and fence posts as those are easy for predators to climb.
  • If you have outdoor cats, please consider not putting out a box (or a bird feeder).
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Home sweet home: Mountain chickadee nestlings in a bird box!

More resources!

Nest box plans (also have information on avoiding predators, box placement, etc.):

Nest box monitoring/reporting:

Instructables Woodworking Club: 1st meeting a success!

The first Instructables Woodworking Club meeting was a great success!

Our 5 participants were eager to learn, and the excellent step-by-step project in the Instrutctables Woodworking Class took us through the project.

Here’s what Instructables Club member Lana said about her experience with the first project:

“I decided to join in order to gain confidence using the woodworking tools. I found the group really encouraging and helpful especially since we were all working through the lesson together. I am so proud of myself- I took an ugly green 4×4 and made these amazing dice that just turned out way better then I ever hoped they would. I have never used power tools before and now I can walk into the workshop and feel competent enough to handle a compound miter saw, a drill press and various sanders. Which I always thought were too scary for me. Thank you Yukonstruct and Instructables.
After the first Instructables experience I went on to join the second Instructables group in October 2016.”

The second iteration of this workshop will be learning all about glue while making a house number sign. Stay tuned for even more!

Make it Wild: Re-usable Game Bags

YuKonstruct and the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust partnered up to teach a group of hunters about sewing and caring for meat in the field.  Sound like a odd mix? Not when you are making a customized re-usable game bag!

Conservation Officer, Aaron Koss Young, taught tips for being prepared to care for meat in the field. As preparing and preserving high quality meat begins the moment you get your hands on your harvest, the re-usuable game bags are a great tool for hunters. These synthetic/cotton blend bags allow air to reach the meat and help it to cool and form a crust. The material is also a tight enough weave (unlike conventional cheesecloth) to make sure that dirt and insects are kept off the meat in the field.

Aaron is passionate about preventing meat waste. He inspired the group with an epic tale of protecting his meat from high temperatures and swarms of insects by creating smudges, using a glacier as a substitute freezer, and digging trenches at midnight. The take home message: Take only what you need and use all that you take.

Game Bag

In addition to the tips about caring for meat, our hunters learned to use YuKonstruct’s new domestic sewing machines. They mastered the French seam to create a game bag specific for their harvest this year.

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Don’t miss the next installment of the Make it Wild Workshop Series developed in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust – so far we’ve made bat houses, paddles, pike lures, and game bags. Check our website calendar for what we’ll do next!

Instructables contest update: In the lead!

Congratulations!

We are the first team to reach 100 featured instructables in the makerspace contest!

 This means YuKonstruct has won some great prizes:

Prusa i3 Printer
Demo Sat
Ardusat License
$100 3D Hubs Gift Code
$500 to Makeblock Gift Code
Five Instructables Prize Packs (t-shirts, patches & stickers)

Awesome work everyone, but we can’t stop here!

We need your help to win the $25,000 grand prize with a new laser cutter!

Join us Tuesday, August 9 at our instructables hackathon  to get together and write as many instructables as possible.

Featured instructables authors will be on hand to help anyone who needs a little assistance getting their projects published to the makerspace contest.

Just 26 days left! 

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Meet the Makers: Jaret

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our makerspace. Jaret Slipp is YuKonstruct and (co)space’s new Executive Director and Financial Sustainability Manager. Please come out and meet Jaret at the BBQ we are hosting on August 24 at YuKonstruct’s makerspace.

  • How and why did you get involved with YuKonstruct?
    Jaret: I joined through (co)space right at the beginning of the co-working space. I have always wanted to join the maker space, but hadn’t made the move, but when (co)space was in the works, it was just what I needed: a place to work and feel a part of a community of movers and shakers. I tried it out for a month and really liked the casual yet professional and inspiring feel of the place. The more I connected and got involved with site moderation and learning more about YuKonstruct, the more I wanted to keep being a part of this energy.

  • What do you like most about YuKonstruct being up and running?
    Jaret: I like that the organization is a conduit to draw Yukon talent out of the woodwork and to connect us into a self-fulfilling community. The Yukon is a small community, but we have a high density of talented individuals combined with a culture of creativity and and a “can-do” attitude. I think YuKonstruct is a perfect platform to just give that extra little support and advantage to people with ideas to take things to the next level, what ever that may be. If we are all taking something to the next level, that is good for the Yukon community, economy, and all of our well-being.

  • What do you think will be YuKonstruct’s biggest challenge?
    Jaret: A topic that is at the core of my new role at YuKonstruct is the need to transition from start-up capital to sustainable revenue streams. We will need to find a balance of self-generated income, private sponsorship, and government and project grants. Balance and sustainability, while staying true to our core mission and purpose will be a key challenge in the near future.

    Also, peripheral to this, but relevant to increasing sustainability, is going to be the challenge of growing awareness and understanding of our amazing resources in this community. We will need to evolve and continue to offer relevant programming to makers and entrepreneurs of all types, while communicating success stories and showcasing the value and impact of Yukonstruct and (co)space as social and economic assets. This is going to take collective action by the entire YuKonstruct community.

  • What advice do you have for other makers or entrepreneurs in the Yukon?
    Take your idea and make a prototype, just do it, and show it, don’t be shy, share it get feedback and reiterate. This includes business ideas: get out of the idea stage, get out of letting it stew in your head. Things will move faster and better if you throw it on the table and say “what do you think folks?”

  • What are you working on now?
    Jaret: I am building a lot in a new house we moved into, and my current project is to join two raw-edge slabs of Tagish Lake spruce drift wood I got from rustic north into a L-shaped bar top. I will likely use iron piping for supports – I am going for an industrial piping look with raw bark edges on the wood counter top. Hope it turns out well, it will be a central part of our kitchen.

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