Scott is not a customer, but worked for us the last few months! He is moving on to bigger and better things so we thought we’d show off his great work as a nice send off. We wish him the best of luck!
So please check out these amazing pieces he created:
Three of them are made from sapele mahogany, eastern maple, and padouk. They are the three projects that I built in high school and the symbols on the end table are on there because I have a fascination in ancient history and ancient mythology so I decided to incorporate some in my work.
We spent a rainy weekend camping West Wind style on Galiano Island, in the Montague Harbour provincial park. Here’s just a few pictures from the weekend:
After a full life on the Columbia River, OR, Lars Nielsen acquired her in 2004. Starting life as ‘Toby’, he renamed her ‘Marika II’ and refurbished her for family boating.
Now this old lady is living the life of a grand dame on the Elbe River. She is fully restored to her original state under the name of ‘Viva of Conover Cove’.
I recently moved to Sidney from Powell River. I have always had a passion for media and design, and look forward to pursuing a career in digital media. In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym, playing paintball and video games; and of course, working at West Wind is a new, fun experience giving me a great learning opportunity.
Scott is currently in his senior year at Parkland Secondary. Originally from southern California, he has enjoyed the last few years exploring the island and making tons of friends. His favourite hobbies include baseball, woodworking and a large fascination in ancient history and mythology. Scott boasts a rather large collection of artifacts from ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and more.
As mentioned in our May (#34) Newsletter, Bill Garden, Naval Architect extraordinaire passed away on April 29th at the age of 92. His island, fondly known as Toad’s Landing, has since been placed on the real estate market and his possessions disbursed per his wishes. Jan was the fortunate beneficiary of his larger (turn-of-the-century) woodworking machinery. Some pieces were already in place when Bill purchased the island. The island, actually known as Johnson Islet, was purportedly owned by homesteader and renown local pioneer, W. Newell Copeland.
For the time being, they rest safely at West Wind Hardwood; eventually Jan would like to create a static display for interested people.
See the journey from Bill’s Island to West Wind:
Here are some photos from our Christmas party at the a-mah-zing Deep Cove Chalet!
We had a wonderful time and the menu was exceptional.