About

 

Hi there, I'm a craftsman!  I like to glue pieces of wood together and turn them into something beautiful. You can call my craft works of art, but don't call me an artist, I don't want to make you think, I just want to make you say wow.

Thank you for your support,

Simon Roy

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Contact

This is a one-man shop, I do everything from sketching to shipping. The only thing I don't do is answering the phone. Email me if you have any questions about an item or regarding your order, and I will reply within 24 hours. If you contact me for anything else, keep reading, the answer to your question might be listed below.

Email: roysimon@live.ca

  • I don't sell plans or templates. I never did, and probably never will. There's a few bandsaw box and segmented turning books out there, but I encourage you to create your own designs. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it. there's value in uniqueness.
  • I don't take custom orders. My workshop is a sanctuary where I let my mind wander to create whatever I feel like, without boundaries or obligations whatsoever.
  • I only ship to USA and Canada. 
  • Yes you can use my vases as urns. An urn is whatever receptacle you put body ashes in, you decide. Personally, I'm more of a Folger's coffee can kind of guy.
  • I'm not interested in your website management or advertising services

 

Tools and Materials

  • Shop fox W1706 bandsaw with Viking blades from LeeValley, 1/4 - 6 tpi most of the time, 3/16 - 10 tpi for small radius, resaw blade for resawing.
  • Shop fox W1701 shaper with various router bits from various brands.
  • Dewalt DW735 thickness planer.
  • Dewalt DWE7480 table saw with 10" - 80 teeth Ultra finish Freud blade.
  • Dewalt DWS779 miter saw with 12" - 80 teeth Ultra bfinish Freud blade.
  • Mastercraft 10" drill press with various drill bits from various brands.
  • Laguna Revo 1216 lathe with 20" bed extention.
  • Laguna DB 12-6 disc belt sander with 80 grit sanding belt.
  • Laguna SS-14 spindle sander with 80 grit sleeves.
  • Supermax 19-38 drum sander with 80 grit sanding paper.
  • Rikon 8" low speed 1hp grinder, with 180 and 600 CBN grinding wheels, and wolverine grinding jig.
  • King Industrial 1200 CFN dust collector.
  • Wen model 3410 air filtration system.
  • Crown turning gauges, Easywoodtools carbide tools, D-way beading tools.
  • Oneway lathe accessories; chucks, jaws, spur drive, live center.
  • Beall lathe-mount buffing system and bowl buff set from Leevalley.com.
  • Axminster SK-100 chuck with eccentric spiralling system.
  • Faceplates of various sizes from various brands.
  • PSI Woodworking tailstock chuck adapter.
  • EZ threading/sphere jig and basket illusion kit from Chefwarekits.com
  • Razortip SK detail burning system, with 1/8 basket illusion burning pen from carvertools.com.
  • Faber Castell pitt artist brush pen (India ink).

I use various glues, finishes, and sanding papers for various applications. My finishing processes are in constant evolution, so my only advice is to read the labels and respect drying time.

 

 

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