Thanks for visiting our site. We are Jim and Gina Barry. Husband and wife team, married for 28 years and counting. We live in a beautiful part of rural Nova Scotia. We moved here 12 years ago from Newfoundland where Jim is originally from. In the beginning of our years together we owned and operated a bakery. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to you if you have been reading for a while.
On our blog you will find a wide variety of topics, but Jim is the woodchuck of this duo. He can often be found in the workshop fixing, sharpening, cutting, building something or working at our sawmill. Now in the beginning, the sawmill was his thing. I really had no interest and thought it was something he would putter at in his spare time. One day I thought I would give him a hand and the rest is history. It is really fun, Who knew!!
We also offer services locally including wood chipping, wood splitting, carpentry, bandsaw blade sharpening and setting and of course milling logs to lumber. You can read all about services here. We always have a selection of wide plank boards, some live edge. Ideal for building rustic farm tables, fireplace mantles or whatever else your imagination comes up with.
We are located in Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia, Canada. (map)
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 41
St. Andrew’s, Nova Scotia B0H-1X0
If you are sending sawmill blades to us for sharpening, the address for courier is:
117 Hwy 316
Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia B0H-1M0
Local pick up is welcomed and it will save you on shipping and packaging.
If you want something shipped, send an email or call with what you are interested in and the mailing address. We will send back information as to price and cost to ship. We charge actual shipping plus a small bit for the packaging and handling.
Have a custom request for anything? Let us know! For the maps we make, we can cut out any province, state, country, lake, cottage area, seaside coastal region, or anything else you might like done. Project can be as small as being held in your hand or mounted in an entry way.
Simply call or send us an email.