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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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Video: Custom and Specialty Milling Services

February 7, 2014 West Wind CompanyMillingSpecialty Wood Products

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Building Hope Chests

January 22, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer ProjectsReader's Corner

Written by Guest Blogger, Kyle Gardiner. I have built chests for grandchildren Akira and Reiko to provide places for them to keep things precious to them. In Reiko’s case that would be things typical of a hope chest. A boy’s interests are necessarily different, and although Akira’s chest is identical, it was built with the vague […]

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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

Once 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 […]

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Nuts and Bolts

January 17, 2013 Shelley Nielsen Shelley's Articles

Positions of authority: business executives, assembly-line managers, supervisors, parents.  Different title; same scenario.   Successful adults (now parents) growing up in a work-ethic environment, slogging through the public education system, sending their children to private school because it represents success; a betterment.   Better for what I ask?  Better yes….in some ways; perhaps not so in others.  […]

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