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26th Annual Richmond Carvers Society Carving Show

February 19, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingEvents

David Phillips of the Richmond Carvers Society would like us to remind all our talented wood carver customer about their upcoming show: The 26th annual Richmond Carvers Society’s Carving Show will again be held at the Steveston Community Centre in Richmond, BC on: Saturday 30th May and Sunday 31st May 2015 Last year more than 770 people […]

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This Week: Western Maple counter with a Live Edge

February 11, 2015 West Wind CompanyMilling

Western Maple Counter Top with a Live edge to Victoria Alder Crown Moulding to Victoria Red Oak Stair Treads to Victoria Poplar Stair Treads to Edmonton

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The Other BC Trees

January 28, 2015 Shelley Nielsen Shelley's Articles

Trees can be choosy needing certain amounts of moisture, nutrients and sunlight.  Some are more demanding growing only in certain parts of the province.  For example, Pacific arbutus (madrone) occurs only in southern coastal areas within a few kilometres of the ocean where the winter climate is moderate and summers warm.  It likes dry areas; […]

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Forest Fact: What’s in a Name?

January 26, 2015 West Wind Industry

Logger – usually refers to a number of workers whose job it is to harvest timber and bring it to a mill. The term “lumberjack” is similar to logger but is not used in BC. It is an eastern North American term. Faller – Fallers are specialists who may have voluntarily become certified for this dangerous position. […]

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Volume 56: Customer Projects

January 26, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer Projects

Thanks to this month’s contributors for submitting photos and details of there projects. Yellow Cedar Chest by David L Johnson His photo also came with this lovely testimonial, thanks David! Many months ago, you folks helped me in my search for some top-of-the-line yellow cedar for a carving project.  You found a log on North […]

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Yellow Cedar Fishing Lures

January 23, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer ProjectsHardwood & Softwood

by Wayne S. Boardman Wayne makes these lures from 2×2 Alaskan Yellow Cedar. He was kind enough to share is technique and a few photos of the “rewards” received in the Cape Cod Canal. I take 2X2 Alaska Yellow Cedar and turn it on a lathe down to a 6 inch Cape Cod Pencil. Through […]

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