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 Vancouver Island. It was milled shipped to you, and you alerted me to its arrival. I came, selected some pristine timber and went away poorer but happy! The project was a wedding present for my son and now daughter-in-law. You asked if you could have a photo of the results, which delighted all concerned. Many thanks again to all of you for your fine service and knowledge.


Guitar & Douglas-fir Bar

Patrick Poulin made the beautiful guitar, it was a hobby project and will be his first and last guitar. Come on Patrick! We know talent when we see it!

Kevin Morrin made the bar top and had this to say about his West Wind experience:

I found a great slab of fir in your loft this fall, and you help plane and cut the mitres. It all came together really well and I’m really happy with how the bar top ended up looking. Thanks for the extra time spend addressing some issues with the measurements. On the hunt for another project now!

Great Kevin, you know where to find us!

guitar by patrick poulin douglas-fir bar

We shared Eric Letham‘s completed project last issue, this month we get a peak at his latest work-in-progress.

eric letham

Our customer Matt Dolmage was busy over the holidays with creating more beautiful guitars and speakers.

Beautifully crafted chair by Steve Kristoffy. This chair can be available on special order. Contact Steve if your interested in having one of these made for yourself!

chair by steve (2)


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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 a drilled hole I insert a stainless welding wire, picking up a swivel half way through and a tail weight. Then comes a Spar varnish and BIN primer, after that comes airbrushing a pattern before epoxy and hooks.

Quite and art form! And they work too… just look at the spoils from a trip to the Cape Cod Canal in 2012, they caught 100lbs of fish but only kept 50lbs.



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Cherry serving boards for Chicago Restaurant

January 23, 2015 West Wind CompanyEvents

this week cherry serving boards

50 Walnut serving paddles to Arkansas.




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Danny Completes Apprenticeship

January 23, 2015 West Wind CompanyMillingStaff


Congrats are in order for Danny, our milling manager, who completed his fourth year and received his Joinery certification.

Here’s some photos of his final furniture project:

Danny's Final Apprenticeship Furniture (1) Danny's Final Apprenticeship Furniture (2)Danny's Final Apprenticeship Furniture (3) Jan's certificate compared to Danny's


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Jan’s Day Off: Kitchen Drawer Organizers

January 22, 2015 Jan Nielsen Jan's Day Off

What do when a ‘cold’ hits?  Organize some kitchen drawers………of course!

Little Drawer Before Big Drawer Before

Let’s just say we are traditionalists and started off with that good old plastic cutlery organizers…in 70’s avocado green naturally.

Then as we aged into our sophisticated 30’s, we bought the larger white organizer from Ikea and settled into a well-organized kitchen for the next 20+ years.

Now add a restless soul and a spare weekend.  Voila; two drawer organizers with bits and pieces that slide and good-looking to boot.

Little Drawer After and Full (2) Little Drawer After and Full (1)


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Burger Serving Platters to Baton Rouge

January 20, 2015 West Wind CompanyFlooringHardwood & SoftwoodMillingSpecialty Wood Products

Weekly events - VG Fir flooring

Check out this week’s milling projects and the places they’ve ended up in. (more…)


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