This is what happened after I cleared out my 600 Sq.Ft. shop and discovered an extra 100 Sq.Ft.
Why did I have a 1944 8-cylinder 8-line Chrysler marine engine in my woodworking shop??!
This is what our milling team has been up to and it’s quite a lot!
We make all sorts of specialty wood products for customers and businesses all over North America! Here’s a few highlights from the recent weeks:
Salad Utensils by West Wind’s Gordon Aggus
The maple guitar (cut from a branch crotch) is a stylized shape of an iconic Les Paul design, and the basswood carved ‘Maple Leaf’ is also a Les Paul take off.
Built by Jan during our early years of family life and marriage, I think it kept him focused and sane.
She has a Howard Chappelle 21’6” fisherman’s launch hull and a William Garden designed cabin structure. Eighteen hundred hours were spent on her creation; starting with the lofting in 1981. Carvel planked of Western Red Cedar with splined seams over traditional steam-bent oak ribs.
Two Year Old Olivia leaning against the Hull Frames
How could I step back from a cocktail with this name like this? As I’m not a ‘bourbon’ drinker I cannot offer my two-bit on this; will need my “Bend, Oregon” friend, Bill to comment. Stay tuned!
Bourbon Drink: Two-By-Four
Image & recipe from Smoke: New Firewood Cooking; By Tim Byres; Rizzoli International Publications Inc
1 tsp sorghum molasses
2 ounces Sun Tea, made with bourbon***
Splash of Drambuie
1 Twist Lemon
Splash of barrel-aged bitters, or Tennessee Whisky
Drizzle the inside of a rocks glass with the sorghum syrup to create a stained-glass effect, and then gently add ice. Pour in the Sun Tea and add a splash of Drambuie and the lemon twist. Finish with a splash of bitters.
*** Sun Tea
In the South, you sometimes see large glass jars of water set out on the porch to infuse with tea throughout the afternoon. There’s no tea in this version, but the concept is similar. Infused spirits can be left to soak for longer/shorter periods depending on the strength of flavour wanted. Save the soaked plank for grilling. Do let it dry out so the alcohol will evaporate and not cause a grill flame up. Once dry, the subtle flavour of the bourbon will transfer to the food.
In a large glass container with a lid, submerge the wood in the spirit and allow it to soak for 2 days.
Maple compliments bourbon; Tequila pairs with Western Red Cedar. Pass the spirit through a fine-mesh strainer and reserve in a clean, dry jar. Drink straight or in mixed drinks – as above.
1 (750-ml) Bottle of Bourbon
1 (2×7”) Maple Wood Plank