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!
I recently did some woodwork for my daughter Olivia. Here are some photos which detail the making of the kitchen island/dining table (black walnut and zebra wood) and the finished coffee table and matching end tables (all made from black walnut).
I recently moved to Sidney from Powell River. I have always had a passion for media and design, and look forward to pursuing a career in digital media. In my spare time, I enjoy working out at the gym, playing paintball and video games; and of course, working at West Wind is a new, fun experience giving me a great learning opportunity.
Scott is currently in his senior year at Parkland Secondary. Originally from southern California, he has enjoyed the last few years exploring the island and making tons of friends. His favourite hobbies include baseball, woodworking and a large fascination in ancient history and mythology. Scott boasts a rather large collection of artifacts from ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and more.
Here are some photos from our Christmas party at the a-mah-zing Deep Cove Chalet!
We had a wonderful time and the menu was exceptional.
A Journey into Journeymanship.
Do you know what a Joiner is? A Joiner will layout, machine, assemble, install and finish products that are fabricated from wood, plastics and other materials. Many of these processes will combine conventional techniques with automated (CNC/CAD/CAM) procedures.
As an example, joiners work in these areas:
- Architectural Woodwork (Millwork)
- Commercial furnishings
- Residential furnishings
- Yacht interiors
- Specialty items
To become a certified journeyperson, you need to complete four years of apprenticeship training. Apprenticeship is a time-proven method of acquiring skills in the trade by combining technical in-school instruction with practical on-the-job training. Apprenticeship training is the best method for passing along trade skills from one generation to the next.
From the mouth of Danny:
“I’m looking forward to learning something new and spending time in the big city!”
Beyond acing his exams to date, Danny’s taken time to explore the Sloquet hot springs. Here are his thoughts: