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My World of Wood

September 26, 2014 Shelley Nielsen Shelley's Articles

Wood is my world; the world that gives me an opportunity to exist; to raise a family; make my mark in life. The cycle of dependence is large and varied. It’s a world of relative grace and comfort thanks to that wood in those trees. Yet the term ‘wood’ is rather loosely used, and I […]

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Camping In Clayoquot Arm

March 14, 2014 West Wind Exploration

Danny, our milling manager, brought back some stunning images from his camping trip to Claypquot Arm this past January.

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Big Trees – Big Dreams

September 26, 2013 Shelley Nielsen ExplorationIndustryShelley's Articles

Jan and I have traveled north – beyond on the rapids – to The Broughton Archipelago on three occasions since 2004.  We have always been the smallest, oldest and most wooden boat up there.  It is a go-to destination for yachts, mega-yachts and super-mega yachts without a doubt. Being ‘bookie’ people, we have quite a […]

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Pender Island, BC – A Hotbed for Wood Enthusiasts

September 25, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat BuildingMarine

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 […]

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More From Micronesia

September 13, 2012 West Wind Boat BuildingCustomer Projects

In our last issue (Volume 41) and post we had written about Noel Lynam and Kathy Hayes; currently living in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Micronesia. Who are in the process of making repairs to their sailboat. We asked to know more about them and their story, so here it is: * photos taken in Canada, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, and working […]

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Danny’s Giant Red Cedar

March 5, 2012 West Wind Exploration

Giant Western Red Cedar discovered while bushwhacking in some pockets of old growth forests around Nitnat Lake! Photo and Bushwhacking by Danny Schaftlein

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