This 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.
The store owner from the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook sent a few pictures to share with visitors.
Ed stopped by the Windsor Plywood store in Great Falls to thank the staff for sourcing the wood used in this Civil War Replica Cannon. White Oak was used in the carriage, Hickory for the wheel spokes and Elm for the wheel hubs. The wood was sent to an Amish community in Ohio as they built quite a few for the Union during the Civil War and still have the knowhow. This artillery piece shoots about a mile and a half ‘very accurately’ according to Ed.
Pictured from left to right; Eric Gosshorn, Neil Hutcheson, Harvey Hacket, Mike Wedeknid, Kurt Stull and Mr. Ed Hinkle.
Steve, the owner of the Windsor Plywood store in Cranbrook, BC, sent in these custom bowties made for a customer live edge project. A bowtie inlay is a type of joint used either to hold two or more wooden boards together or to keep two halves of a board, that have already started to split, from splitting further. Traditionally, these inlays were painstakingly crafted to fit into hand-carved and chiseled recesses. But today, all you need is a plunge router and a simple inlay kit.
More information and an excellent step-by-step guide can be found at this link: http://www.woodsmith.com/files/issues/189/making-bowtie-inlay.pdf or Woodsmith No. 189
These creative boards are made by Dave Smith from D.W. Smith Woodworking. He began woodworking as a teenager, mimicking his father who was very handy in his workshop. Now, Dave works out of his home in Cloverdale, BC. Though he currently creates smaller items, in past Dave has crafted items such as furniture, done home improvements, and worked on a variety of other projects! And for those of you who love a good puzzle, Dave has even started working on making 3D wooden puzzles!
Dave’s product line includes cribbage boards, cheese and serving boards, sushi boards. He also takes on custom orders like wooden heat register grilles (in a variety of woods) and with original hole pattern designs.
Dave can be found on Etsy and Facebook.
Big thanks to Windsor Plywood Langley for sharing this post!
Below: Solid Bubinga with character knot 10″x15″. Hand rubbed finish with six metal pegs
Below: Padauk and Tigerwood cribbage board showing peg storage.
Below: Peg storage for crib board
Below: Oak and walnut cheese board
The following email was sent in from the Windsor Plywood Langley store
Gavin was kind enough to send in some photos of two projects made from the same original Fir live edge slab purchased from Windsor Langley. They look great! The computer desk was fabricated using the cut off from the coffee table project, with some Walnut to brace. Very cool!
The following pictures were sent in from the Lloydminster, Alberta Windsor Plywood store. The project consisted of two pieces of live edge Maple that were custom stained in-house by one of the staff, Carly.
Here’s a description, “For the sanding I used the Festool Rotex sander started with 80 grit and worked up to 220 grit. I used Varathane brand Oil based stain in the dark walnut colour. And finished with the Varathane brand oil based clearcoat– semi gloss. Hand sanded in between coats 220 grit up to 600 grit for the finish sand”