On the same farm where he grew up, Dub Juby whittles a little every day. He has always worked with wood, from the time he was a young boy carving bows and arrows with his jackknife, and has made a business of it for over 40 years.
Dub’s workshop and store displays hundreds of “Valley Figurines”, representing people he remembers from the past, including farmers, loggers, trappers, fishermen, and many more. You are sure to find “someone” in there who reminds you of a person you know, or heard of, from days-gone-by. The detail is impeccable, and each face is different, carved by Dub’s hands. His other specialty is animal carvings, and several local creatures can be seen around the shop, including moose, wolves, deer and beavers. He carves mostly from white pine gathered from his own farm, and the occasional fallen butternut tree.
“Wood is a great median to work with”, explains Dub. “You start with a tree, take what you need, and at the end of the day, you can really see your progress”.
You can purchase Dub’s carvings directly from him at his shop at 56 Lochwinnoch Road in Braeside. Open by chance or call ahead of time (613-623-6421) to make an appointment.
Products available as they are made:
igurines of historical Ottawa Valley people