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Barrel Back Boat by Randy Weflen

Thanks to the Windsor Plywood Nanaimo location for sending these pictures.

We don’t have a lot of details to share about this project, but the pictures are fantastic. The contributor, Randy Weflen is a craftsman from Vancouver Island that specializes in high-performance, eco-friendly wooden surfboards.

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Photo courtesy: (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

Table Made from a Slab of Olive Wood Round

Steve from the Cranbrook Windsor Plywood store sent in these pictures of a table he made from a piece of Olive wood, an old riverbank stump and a railway spike. The railway spike was used to level out the table.

Monster Maple Log with Burls

Here’s something for the pro’s. This giant Maple log with burls, is over 12 feet tall and 4 feet wide at the base. This is a one-of-a-kind piece.  If you would like more information, contact us at projects@windsorplywood.com

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Lebanese Drum Project by Khalil

The following email was submitted from Andy at Windsor Plywood Calgary North location.

I’ve attached a pair of pictures of a Lebanese drum a customer has made from our rubber ply.  His name is Khalil.  He used multiple layers of the rubber ply, and moulded them into the body of the drum.  He has stretched goat skin over to create the drum head.

Khalil told me he is one of two people in western Canada that makes these.  I have not fact checked this, but it sounds cool!

Note: Rubber plywood is actually a plywood called Luan. The stock Windsor carries is 5.2mm in thickness and has a unidirectional veneer. Ideal for bending and curves.

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Close up pictures of Luan Bending Plywood
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Ducks Unlimited Live Edge Project

The staff at the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook were at it again! They wanted to make a product donation to the not-for-profit group,  Ducks Unlimited. The organization could then use it in a raffle or auction to raise funds in support of wetland conservation.

Used the EcoPoxy, a slab of live edge curly maple and river rock for the bench legs.

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One-of-a-Kind Electric Guitar

One-of-a-Kind-Electric-GuitarAnother custom electric guitar by Yves Begin.

Built from scratch using wood all bought from Windsor Plywood in Airdrie, Alberta.

It has a Purple Heart top, and the back wood is Mahogany with a Bubinga and Purple Heart laminated neck.

Quoted from Yves “This thing sounds great!”

Boston-style Bombe Chest of Drawers

Walnut_Bombe_Dresser2This chest was made from walnut purchased from Windsor Plywood Vernon. Crafted by Bill Ferguson of Salmon Arm.  The Chest of Drawers, which are 19-1/2” x 39” x 33-1/2” took five months to build and finish. Woodwork was done by Bill and the finish, with Bill’s assistance, by Richard G, his next door neighbour. This is the second major project that these neighbours have completed.

Epoxied Pencil Crayon Bowl – Customer Project

A customer from the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook store dropped off a bowl made from epoxied pencil crayons.

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Electric Guitar by Paul Deneve

Electric Guitar by Paul DenevePaul purchased his materials from the Windsor Plywood store in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Paul has also made bows, flutes and canoes.

Looking for More Projects!

Bike made from Walnut Plywood

Bike made from Walnut Plywood

We are always looking for new projects to share with fellow woodworkers. Send us an email, with attached pictures to projects@windsorplywood.com and it will be shared on mywindsorproject blog and social media outlets. Credit where credit is due. We will add links back to your website or organization! Thanks to all who want shared their wonderful creations!

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