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Jan’s Day Off: Jan’s “REAL” Day Off at Buttle Lake

September 25, 2014 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day Off

Ralph River Provincial Campsite – Buttle Lake – Strathcona Park (Vancouver Island, BC) What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing as far as I was concerned, however, apparently my choice of stable candle holders was inappropriate. And thus another ‘project’ was born. Fast, Simple and Aesthetically Appropriate for the Outdoors. So what does a good wood […]

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September Customer Projects Vol.54

September 24, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCompanyCustomer Projects

Thanks for all of you who submitted your projects for this month’s newsletter, we continue to be impressed and inspired. Nightheron Canoe Brad W. of Alberta built this Nightheron 18 canoe. Stripped with yellow cedar from us. His next project is a Prospector 15 using our western red cedar canoe strips. Nice work! Baby Cradle   Ernest Wahl finished […]

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UBC Sculpture Swings by Peter Fortune

July 11, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer Projects

Peter Fortune is steam bending these visually interesting swings using our White Oak. This is what he says about the project: “Basically we are producing outdoor furniture on campus to make design solutions that are one on one for students. These furniture pieces are swings that are also suspended sculptures and conversation pieces/starters.” We can’t […]

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Community Sponsorship Events

July 10, 2014 West Wind CompanyCustomer ProjectsEvents

Two lucky winners of these community events this past May/June walked away with a prize of $500 donated by West Wind. Check out a few photos from the events: School of Trades & Technology Awards – Camosun College Lars attended the Gala Evening and presented Melissa Miralles the Top Fine Furniture Student Award. Awarded to a […]

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Amazingly Detailed Wood Chip Sculptures by Sergei Bobkov

May 15, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby Woodworking

Russian artist Sergei Bobkov creates truly unique wood sculptures, so-life like it’s incredible. He uses wood from a Siberian tree, a type of red cedar, and soaks the chips in water for several days. These intricate sculptures takes him about 6 months working 10 hours a day. What is even more incredible is that he […]

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Jan’s Day Off: The Tree Bench

May 15, 2014 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day Off

   We purchased a Chinese Pepper tree about 20+ years ago.  The tree flourished and grew with the exception of some significant branches that didn’t survive this past winter; one of our many winter casualties this year.  Shelley trimmed them and left along the drive way; hoping it might catch the eye of someone for […]

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