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A few pictures to share of some super wide Natural Live Edge Parota Hardwood. Some of these pieces measure up to 57″ wide by 160″ long. Parota is primarily Central America, as well as Mexico and northern South America. Trees grow from 65 – 100 ft tall and 5 – 8 ft in diameter.
Check out your local Windsor Plywood store for stock and selection.
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.
The follow story and pictures were sent in from Earl
I’ve been woodworking since I retired from BC Hydro in Nanaimo. Always get my lumber from Windsor Plywood in Nanaimo. I get my plans from Toys and Joys in Lynden Washington.
Excavating vehicles and logging trucks are in high demand. Each project takes about 2 weeks to complete, 5 hours per working day.
Right now I’m make 4 logging trucks on special order.
Hope this helps.
The following story and pictures were sent in from Dan at Integrity Woodworks. Dan can be reached atthewoodbug@ Thank you Dan for sharing and we look forwards to more projects.
HAPPY WIFE -HAPPY LIFE
Finally, I am creating a dining set for the love of my life. Maple table top, black walnut bases, and figured black cherry sculpted chairs.
We started with a 12 foot long 13 ish inch wide 3-inch thick book matched set of big leaf maple slabs.
First step was to cut both slabs in half length wise , three pieces becoming the top
anther the bench top
Top pieces before removing live edge from center board
Top in various stages of layout and glue up, with these I flatten with hand planes after glue up is complete and stable.
After about 40 hours of flattening , setting epoxy and three cherry (dovetail keys) aka bow ties or butterfly keys, sanding up to 320 grit silicone paper, extensive hand planning, card scrapping and some selective belt sanding, and finally, a hand rubber finish has been applied several times.
After my mind flipping back and forth on doing a crazy bent lamination to look like cast iron. My smarter half really liked the two completely different X base tables I had done a few years ago. We found the perfect piece of walnut to do the entire table base from 2″ thick x 15″ x 7′ long. Then we found a second board from same stock for bench legs!
Walnut for table base
I am on the finishing of legs now , then will get a little in depth here on how I attach the bases.
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.