Black Board Creations

Fine woodworking

Was owned and operated by Barry and Kari-Lynn Black of   Red Deer,  Alberta, Canada                            

We are now retired from woodworking but still sell antique tools and hurdy gurdy plans.

The menu above will lead to sample pictures of a few of the items that we have made, and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments that you might have. Email me: barry at


Folks we are now back from vacation and ready to resume sales. Yee-Haw!!

Thanks for your patience.

Tools:  Black Board Creations is now in the collectors tool business.  Please take a look at our current offerings. 

Just for fun I decided to build a hurdy-gurdy.   

 Take a look at the hurdy-gurdy work in progress pictures.

***Hurdy-gurdy plans are available click here for more information***


In 2003 I was commissioned by the fine magazine Popular Woodworking to write an article on building a chessboard, like the one pictured on my site.  It was in the December edition and also on their website.  Take a look, under 'what's new' in the menu. I think it turned out OK. 

  Later I completed another for them on building a plant stand.  Look for it in the Aprill 2005 edition.


Last updated Jan 2011  by  Black Board Creations