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Windsor Plywood Donates Materials to UBC SailBot Project

Every year more than 60 students from the University of British Columbia come together to design and build a fully autonomous sailboat, a Sailbot.

This summer, a team of engineering students from the University of British Columbia is hoping its 5.5-metre-long boat will sail into the history books as the first seafaring vessel to successfully traverse the Atlantic entirely solo.

UBC’s sailbot plans to launch in August and sail 2,900 km, three-week journey across the Atlantic Ocean all on its own to Dingle, Ireland.

Windsor Plywood wanted to be part of this impressive achievement and donated materials to the project.
From the Team Captain, Serena “I have fond memories of working with the MDF, stringers and plywood you sent to us in 2014! I was on the Mechanical Team at the time and it was my first time ever using power tools in the early days when I drilled, sawed and shaped your wood under the guidance of Dave Tiessen, who was the Mechanical Team Lead at the time. I think many members go through tremendous growth in their time on the team, and thank you for giving us the resources to do this.”

If you would like to follow Ada’s progress as she goes across Canada and then across the Atlantic Ocean, you can do so at the blog: https://ubcsailbot.org/blog/

More pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubcsailbot/
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/ubcsailbots
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ubcsailbot/

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How to Install Mouldings

how-to-install-mouldingsNeed help with your moulding project? Not a problem. With a few “tricks of the trade” your room will look great!

• We recommend prefinishing the mouldings before installing
• Install the moulding piece by piece, working your way around the room, leaving the nail heads exposed to allow for any repositioning.
• Avoid nailing the last 2 to 3 inches in each piece to avoid splitting. Nail in the curved or cove part of the moulding to better hide the nail holes.
• Nail mouldings into wood studs or jambs. Any good quality finishing nail properly counter sunk works well.
• C-clamps should be used to secure the moulding in the mitre box for more accurate cuts. Always use scrap wood between the clamp and the moulding to prevent surface damage.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 series of YouTube videos

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