It is with much sadness that I discovered that Paul Moore, known as the Crazy Canadian Woodworker, passed away on December 28.
Paul was definitely a showman, playing up his North of the Border schtick while imparting some awesome woodworking know how on the Woodworking Show tour and on his YouTube videos. Not only a knowledgeable woodworker, he helped develop a number of innovative tools for work on the band saw.
Last spring, I watched him cut one of his famous Ditchwood Bowls using his round ripper jig. It was so elegantly simple, and produced such great results.
While Paul’s passing is a major loss to woodworking, his skill – and humor – will prove invaluable for woodworkers for years to come.