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West Wind Factory Tour: Lunch and Learn

May 22, 2015 West Wind CompanyEventsFlooringHardwood & SoftwoodIndustryMillingOli-NaturaSpecialty Wood Products

April 30, 2015 – Exploring BC’s Millwork Industry: Beyond the Basics Seminars, Demo’s and Factory Tour for the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects Partnered with Roy Manion, Manager, Specifiers Program of the BC Wood Specialties Group Hosted by West Wind Hardwood Inc Driven by Joel Radford and Shelley Nielsen Attended by 25 Architects and Designers from […]

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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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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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Wood Lovers Unite – It’s a Global Passion

July 10, 2014 Shelley Nielsen IndustryReader's CornerShelley's Articles

This article is compliments of Paul Miller; Retired wood boat builder; Hobby furniture maker. Paul also writes for Lumber Jock (LJ) Blog as ‘Shipwright’. “I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I’ve never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least […]

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The Wood Market – Today….Tomorrow – For You and For Me

January 22, 2014 Shelley Nielsen CompanyHardwood & SoftwoodIndustryShelley's Articles

About a month ago, we received an email from a supplier commenting on the strengthening US dollar and it’s affects on the increasing cost of lumber.  This is an upward trend that is a double-edged sword for Canada; a country reliant on exports and a robust trading partner with the US. “The Hardwood Review Weekly […]

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Big Trees – Big Dreams

September 26, 2013 Shelley Nielsen ExplorationIndustryShelley's Articles

Jan and I have traveled north – beyond on the rapids – to The Broughton Archipelago on three occasions since 2004.  We have always been the smallest, oldest and most wooden boat up there.  It is a go-to destination for yachts, mega-yachts and super-mega yachts without a doubt. Being ‘bookie’ people, we have quite a […]

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