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Taking the “Lesser” out of Our Lesser-Known Species (LKS)

March 25, 2015 Shelley Nielsen Hardwood & SoftwoodShelley's Articles

 Photo by Jan T. Nielsen – Jalisco (2005) Let’s agree that the term lesser-known species (LKS) describes species whose regional forest potential is greater than its current use.  As a renewable natural resource, tropical forests are unique.  The problem is in the utilization of such a varied and variable mixture of wood species. Generally the […]

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Customer Projects: Vol.57

March 24, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat BuildingCustomer Projects

Apron Nesting Tables  By Paul Miller The walnut solids are ebonized with ferrous ion solution and the tops are identical four way matches of Walnut burl. There’s a Lumberjocks project post here. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/105156 And a build blog here. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/7468

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Old Window Sill Replacement

March 24, 2015 West Wind Hardwood & SoftwoodMillingStaff

The saga continues with the work on Danny’s old house. This time he’s removing and replacing rotten window sill. Repaired some insect damage in window jambs with epoxy also replaced a structural beam under the window (original damaged by carpenter ants some time ago.) Making new brackets to be structural. Originals were rotted! Will be […]

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Jan’s Day Off: Tool Display

March 23, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day OffMilling

Shelley isn’t always the beneficiary of Jan’s Day Off projects.  He’s been fancying up the Hand-Tool Shop Area for the milling ‘boys’ with new router bit shelves.  It’s developed into such a great work space, that sometimes they just don’t want to go home at the end of the day.

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From Air to Water

March 23, 2015 West Wind Boat BuildingIndustryShelley's Articles

In Memoriam My father (1919-2013) was born with salt water in his veins.  Boats were it for him.  And although not formally trained as a naval architect he was a self-taught boat designer and member of the Society of Small Craft Designers.  My childhood holds memories of him spending long evenings – night after night […]

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The BC Home and Garden Show 2015

March 19, 2015 West Wind EventsFlooringHardwood & SoftwoodMilling

Our second time going to this show and exhibiting our products (flooring, decking and milling more prominently). We had a great attendance, maybe it was the great weather? But overall we were pretty pleased! Jan and Joel showed of our new booth display that was milled and constructed in-house. Check it out:

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