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Jan Van Wyk

Midway & Greensboro, BC.


Making fine furniture is grand and all, but what really sold me on Selkirk’s Fine Woodworking Program was the smell of freshly cut wood. I no longer drink coffee in the morning. No. Now I open up my coffee tin filled with wood shavings and quiver. I couldn’t begin to express how impressed I’ve been with the smell selection here; they range from soggy sock on fire (black cherry), frisky ranch sauce (African mohagany), hot paint (white ash), vintage wig (white oak), and moose musk (black walnut). The list goes on and on. At night, I drive back to campus and jump into the dust collector. This is my artistic process.