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Jan’s Day Off: The Ipe Bench

November 19, 2014 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingIPEJan's Day Off

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Not saying that our “world of wood” is a man’s world.  Talent with the hands is not a gender specific trait; however, we do see our share of women trailing their men with less enthusiasm.  Being ever accommodating, Jan decided to build a place to rest.  As you can see it’s been well tested by the four-legged breed.  Not to be encouraged but…….Lucy’s looking pretty comfy.

Next time you pay us a visit, give the bench a try.

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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 often wonder what defines ‘wood’ in other people’s worlds.

How do we find wood useful? Could a rough board or an old stump qualify? Some suggest it would best be served in its original ‘tree’ state. Loved but untouched.

Culturally modified & will live to see another day.Culturally modified in a very utilitarian, one-time fashion.

(left) Culturally modified & will live to see another day. (right) Culturally modified in a very utilitarian, one-time fashion.

In a woodworker’s world is there an expectation that ‘wood’ needs to be re-manned; touched by human and/or machine ‘hands’ to be valued? Its form altered; enhanced? Or is wood……..trees…….best left alone; yet even mammals and birds; insects and amphibians do not leave trees unmarked. What is natural?

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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

canoe customer project

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 this cradle with some milling help from us. Just in time before his Grandaughter was born!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

Made from wood out of our shorts pile, these toys were winter projects for Robert Scott on Saltspring Island.

Guitars & More

speakers by matt dolmage

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Sandwich and Food Serving Boards

July 16, 2014 West Wind Specialty Wood Products

New Product: Sandwich Serving Boards or platters.

Dimensions: 5/8″ x 8.5″ x 17″

Available in Eastern Maple & Cherry – $15.00 each

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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 wait to see these come into fruition. Good luck with the project Peter!

Here is a map to where the benches will be placed so you can check them out yourself when they are complete!

Swing bench map UBC Vancouver

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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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