Danny Wins Top 3rd Year Apprentice!

September 23, 2014 West Wind CompanyEventsStaff

Our milling manager, Danny Schaftlein, deserves some major congratulations: he has been awarded Top 3rd Year Apprentice by AWMAC (the Architectural Woodworking Manufacturers Association of Canada). He is continuing his studies this fall for his fourth year and we are beyond proud of his success so far! Send him your congrats


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Danny’s Apprenticeship Year 3

November 28, 2013 West Wind CompanyStaff

Did you know Jan is sponsoring Danny Schaftlein – our Milling Manager – for his Joinery apprenticeship?  He has just completed his 3rd year at BCIT and found this year’s general focus to be on production methods, curved millwork, and drafting with AutoCAD.  His personal project was a mirror frame incorporating laminated and solids curved […]


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Custom Counter Top

July 3, 2013 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day Off

I recently did some woodwork for my daughter Olivia. Here are some photos which detail the making of the kitchen island/dining table (black walnut and zebra wood) and the finished coffee table and matching end tables (all made from black walnut). – Jan


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2013 Fine Furniture Class Exhibition – Camosun College

June 21, 2013 West Wind Events

Come out and support the Graduating Class of Camosun’s Fine Furniture program. On now, until June 28th, 8am-8pm daily.


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Victoria High School’s Woodworking and Construction Program

January 16, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer ProjectsIndustry

By our customer and Victoria High Teacher, Stewart Wheeler Victoria High School’s woodworking and construction program starts at the grade 9 level and gives student’s the opportunity to take up to 7 different courses by the time they graduate. In grade 9 students do a simple table -600mm long by 285mm wide by 440mm high […]


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Danny’s Apprenticeship

November 24, 2011 West Wind ExplorationStaff

A Journey into Journeymanship.

Do you know what a Joiner is? A Joiner will layout, machine, assemble, install and finish products that are fabricated from wood, plastics and other materials. Many of these processes will combine conventional techniques with automated (CNC/CAD/CAM) procedures.
As an example, joiners work in these areas:

  • Architectural Woodwork (Millwork)
  • Cabinets
  • Commercial furnishings
  • Residential furnishings
  • Yacht interiors
  • Specialty items


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