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Vancouver Home & Garden Show

March 14, 2014 West Wind CompanyEventsProducts

Along with the usual Victoria Home Show, this year we attended the Vancouver Home and Garden Show for the very first time.

We documented the show and our booth well with these photos:

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Boat Building Takes The Spotlight

January 18, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingEventsMarineProducts

George Meier aboard SV Tuahine

We milled up some Fir for George earlier this year and he recently sent us these images of the hull plank replacement he did this summer on his boat using that fir! The skill of wooden boat building never ceases to amaze!


 

 3rd Douglas Sea Scouts Boating Building Projects

We donated about $500 worth of marine plywood to this local Sea Scout project. Instructor, Laurie Armstrong, kept us in the loop with the progress:

“14 Sea Scouts arrived and after a safety demonstration by Ross (tapping his glass eye with a screw driver and cutting a wrist sized soupbone on the bandsaw) the boys laid out patterns and cut all the pieces for four boats- bottom, 2 sides and 2 transoms. The hard part was keeping parents and leaders backed off so the kids could do the work. Each crew signed the bottom of what will be their boat, and so feel a sense of ownership as well as accomplishment. The adults were amazed at the dedication and focus, apparently expecting much less. Stocks are built so on Jan 4th we will continue and stitch and glue the boats together. That should give them a real boost to see the parts they cut be transformed into boats. Then it’s just gype and sand and sand and sand …… Then thwarts, knees and trim. all a success so far.”

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Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event 2014

January 15, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCompanyTool Events

Thanks to all the wonderful attendees of this years hand tool showcase. We hope you learned some great woodworking tips from the experts from Lie-Nielsen who were on-site.

Here are a few shots we took thought the two day event. See you all next year!

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Lie-Nielsen Event Coming January 2014!

November 29, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingEventsTool Events

Flyer_VictoriaBC14Once again we are hosting a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool event early next year.

January 10th & 11th.

Friday, 9am-5pm

Saturday, 9am-4pm

Free admission!

Lie-Nielsen staff will be on-site to help demystify the world of hand tool woodworking. You are encouraged to get hands on and ask plenty of questions.

For more information on Lie-Nielsen and their heirloom quality hand tools visit lie-nielsen.com.

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Pender Island, BC – A Hotbed for Wood Enthusiasts

September 25, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat BuildingMarine

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This summer, Jan and I have spent a number of days boating our local waters on Dulwen.  We became reacquainted with Pender and Saturna Islands.  Pender offered a couple of interesting venues for the boaters and woodworkers alike.

Firstly there was the first ever Hope Bay Boat Fest in June. This event was a great opportunity for wooden boat aficionados.  Stay tuned for 2014, it will only be better and West Wind hopes to be involved.

Secondly, the Fall Fair in August offered a slice of old country style farm fun.  Congratulations to customers, David MacKenzie and Sergei Petrov for their winning entries in the Wood Working Division.

 

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Corporate Camp-Out 2013!

July 19, 2013 West Wind CompanyEventsStaff

This year’s trip was again at Montague Harbour, Galiano Island. A beautiful site and what gorgeous weather we had! Got to witness an amazing sunset and went boating around the islands. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place! 

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