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.
The follow project was sent in from an employee at the Windsor Plywood Airdrie store. The author of this blog, contacted the owner, Ed and asked if the work in progress could be posted and shared on the mywindsorproject.com blog. This was Eds reply:
“I am flattered that you would consider this project for inclusion in the blog. It will be completed within the next couple of weeks. How ’bout I send you some final pics of the completed interior/exterior and some notes about the project when done.”
We replied saying that would be a bonus. Almost a month went by and we received another email with updated pictures of the finished project. Great job on your project Ed! We all appreciate the reply and the fantastic follow-up. Look forwards to more projects from your workshop Ed!
“Hello Attached are some pics of the finished project, the roll top desk. The wood used is all cedar, much of it purchased from Windsor. The folks in Windsor Plywood Airdrie were really helpful. I used cedar plywood, 3/4 inch and 1/4 inch, as well as dimensional cedar lumber planned to desired thicknesses. It is finished with Varathane clear satin, visible locations sprayed. I had not seen a roll-top made from cedar and thought that it would be unique. Now I need a new project!”
(This project was submitted by Brent on May 2nd , 2014)
I would like to submit my plywood project in the woodworking category.
The plywood (3/4” Baltic birch) was purchased from your Coquitlam store as recommended by your employee Jordan.
My project was used for my audition in HGTV’s Canada’s Handyman Challenge (Season 3) which I ultimately won. The criteria for the audition was to make a project (of our choice) from one sheet of ¾” plywood, miscellaneous hardware was allowed.
The project is a full scale replica Harley Davidson Evolution engine. It is accurate within millimeters of an actual engine and includes a working crankshaft, rod, and piston. The piston includes rings that were removed from my motorcycle engine (after a recent rebuild) validating the accuracy of this build. I would like to point out I am a HD Mechanic by trade and not a carpenter, there was a great deal of learning in this project. The completed project consumed all but 2 square feet shown in the foreground of the photos. I did not have the engine finished for the audition, I completed it after the competition was over. I have invested just over 200 hours building this project.
Bronson, from Deuces Streetwear, shows off his newest creation! Long board made with 1/8″ Baltic Birch Plywood. Now Available! $50 each (Board Only). Customer picks color and shape (Allow for a few days to be made) Contact Deuces Streetwear for more info.