Delbert (Dub) Jube began carving when he was 11 years old by sitting in the shade of a tree in Renfrew County, Ontario and whittling the day away. The hobby eventually turned into a business venture when at the age of 39, after a 20 year career as a cabinet maker, he turned his full attention to carving. He continues to carve today (2007)
Buisness Card of "Dub" Jube
1975. Photo of Dub Jube of Braeside Ontario carving at a Craft Show in a park at Barry Ontario in 1975. The show was held every August and Dub attended about 5 years in a row.
Dub Jube carving at a Craft Show in a park
These are models of Mr Jube's (of Braeside Ontario ) motorcycles carved in 2003 for his own pleasure.
Models of Mr Jube's motorcycles carved for his own pleasure
This is a collection of carvings done over the past 3 years ( 04 to 07) by Dub Jube of Braeside Ontario
Collection of carvings done by Dub Jube
More of Dube Jube's (of Braeside Ontario )stock of carvings.2004 to 2007. As they are sold he carves replacement figures.
More of Dube Jube's stock of carvings
1986 letter of thanks from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to Dub Jube of Braeside Ontario.
Letter of thanks from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to Dub Jube
11 April 1986
By Karen Turner
Citizen Staff Writer
Dub Juby has been stockpiling since late summer for the Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale. The 20-year carver from braeside has whittled more than 150 sculptures for the 10-day show and he's hopeful he'll go home with close to $5,000 in his pocket.
"This is the peak selling period," said Juby, from his booth at Lansdowne Park. "It doesn't really matter where you're situated. The show's not that big that people can't walk through it in one visit" The owner of The Valley Carver, a shop in Braeside, 60 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, has been attending the annual fair for 12 years to generate business during the off season. His store, where most of his handmade pine, basswood and butternut carvings are marketed caters mainly to summer tourists.
Ranging in price from $29. to $75. his product line boasts a wide range of Canadian animals, including bears, deer and moose, as well as a variety of human figurines. Each design is original and requires between seven and 10 hours of labor. Juby says he sells about 70 per cent of the stock he brings to the show each year and attracts "a lot of return business" from the Ottawa exposure. He expects to bank about $5000. from sales, after paying the $1000. booth rental.
Article and photo from the Ottawa Citizen on Dub Jube's work