The Roundhouse

Well, as I promised earlier, I would be posting about what Ed’s been up to that has kept him too busy to being doing his own posts. Well they may not be in any specific order, but you’ll be up to date in no time.

At the end of last year Ed met a fellow named Jeremy Tomlinson. He is an accomplished woodworker who has his own shop in North Vancouver. It’s called The Urban Woodworker. Jeremy runs woodturning classes in North Vancouver at his shop and a the Roundhouse Community Recreation Center in Vancouver.

They hit it off right away which is a good thing. (Easy to do with two woodworkers, just get them started talking about wood.) Jeremy had a proposal for Ed. He asked him to be an instructor for him at the Roundhouse in Yaletown (an area of Vancouver). As most of you know already, this is right up Ed’s alley. He loves training. From his days in the Fire Service training, then onto motorcycle skills training and of course woodturning.

This new position would mean him traveling to Vancouver on most Friday’s. In no short order Jeremy added Saturday to Ed’s schedule. So, the retired guy is now a commuter. Who’d a thunk? Certainly not me. He actually takes transit which is almost unheard of from our area of Langley. He has to drive to the start of his route of course, but after a bus, three connections and 3 trains he’s there. Only an hour and half later. The price is right and it saves wear and tear on the vehicles and on Ed. He doesn’t have to fight the traffic to get there.

He started this new venture the end of November 2018 and just got his new schedule for the fall term. He is booked every Friday and Saturday at the Roundhouse. Not to mention he’s still teaching at home here and at Lee Valley in Coquitlam. Busy guy…

You can check out Jeremy’s site here:

If you live in the Vancouver area and would like to take classes from Ed at the Roundhouse, you can sign up for the classes on either Friday or Saturday using this link: Scroll down the page until you reach the Woodworking Level 1: Wood Turning (19+) section.

If you’d rather have a more personal one on one woodturning experience with Ed give him a call or drop him an email. You can find the contact information on the Woodturning Classes tab above, or click on this link:

About Arlene Pretty

I am married and live in Langley, BC, Canada. I am a retired Fire Service Dispatcher and I am presently work part-time for a Retail Drug Store Chain in Canada. In my spare time I enjoy motorcycle touring and have been across Canada and through a lot of the US on my bike. I also enjoy cruising in the winter. I am also an avid genealogist spending most of my time working on our tree and helping friends build theirs. I became a grandmother 11 months ago and love every minute I get to spend with my grandson.
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