Ove Nielsen’s Ship Model

March 17, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCompany

Ove Nielsen (Jan & Lars’ Dad) is a master ship model builder. Here he shows us his M/V. Falcon Rock.


In Ove’s words:

The name of the Ship is   ” M/V. Falcon Rock ” 1/2 ” scale, its about 25″ long, it is a Fisheries Patrol boat anno 1960, it is in private owner ship for the  past 12 years and it is at the moment down in Cowichan Bay. It took about 400 Hrs to make, so I was burning the candle in both ends.


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July Featured Customer Projects

July 17, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer Projects

We got a plethora of submissions from customers showing of their work since early June. We threw in a couple of milling jobs we had done as well. Enjoy  :-D

 Artists Featured:

  • Matt Dolmage mdolmage(at)
  • LeRoy Lovely ljlovely(at)
  • John Briggs jbriggs(at)


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Reader’s Corner: A Woodworking Forum for Amateurs to Experts

May 17, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingReader's Corner

A Custom Counter Top by Jan Nielsen CEOAn exciting new feature on our blog! Reader’s Corner will give an inside look at his latest woodworking projects. Comment, give us your insight and tips. Plus, (coming soon) share with us your own wood working skills and knowledge by posting your own projects and sparking further conversation with other members.

You can register now as a subscriber to our blog. We will let you know when this feature is up and running.


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Sculptures by Tim Motchman

May 16, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby Woodworking

Tim was kind enough to give us photos of several of his beautiful sculptures. He describes him and his art as such:

I am a self taught woodcarver living in the small, beautiful village of Sointula on an island off North Vancouver Island.  My work is an expression of a my love and fascination of the coastal world around me.  I take great joy in my art and in particular the constant learning.  I feel as if I have been constantly learning since I started carving 29 years ago with a swiss army knife sitting on a beach while cruising the coast by kayak.  I have always pursued my art as a way of making an income as a means of living in this remote part of the coast.  I work primarily in yellow cedar which I can obtain locally, I also use red cedar, yew wood, maple, alder and black walnut.


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Wood Carvings by Doug LaFortune

March 7, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer Projects

eagle and whale

View more of Doug’s work, and more information on the carvings shown here visit his profile on:

You can find a list of all our available carving woods. Happy carving!


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Sculptures by Jakob Wainshtein

September 17, 2012 West Wind Artwork & Hobby Woodworking and his Etsy Shop : All made from various wood blocks from West Wind.


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