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Abram returns for ‘New Yankee Workshop’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 08 January 2009 00:00

Norm Abram will host the 21st season of “The New Yankee Workshop,” set to premier Jan. 3 on PBS. Each of the season’s 26 episodes will feature a popular project from a past season, with new introductions from Abram. The projects have been carefully selected for craftsmen of all skill levels, including a quarter-sawn oak roll top desk and portable miter saw station.



WMH distributing Powermatic in Canada

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 03 December 2008 00:00

Powermatic woodworking tools and accessories will now be available from distributors in Canada for the first time. The announcement was made in August by Peter Chatel, president and chief operating manager of WMH Tool Group Inc.



Milwaukee show sees active crowd interest

Thursday, 04 December 2008 15:06

The third annual Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show in Milwaukee was held Sept. 27-28 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. Similar to its sister show in Providence, R.I., and other furniture shows that have been held during healthy and unhealthy economic times, some exhibitors made great sales, others had no sales, and many obtained good contacts that often lead to down-the-line sales.



Winners named in ’08 Veneer Tech contest

Tuesday, 04 November 2008 16:48

Gregg Novosad of Divine Design in Palatine, Ill., won the top prize in the fourth annual Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge, a contest sponsored by Veneer Technologies for best use of natural veneer.



Wisconsin pair shines at RTA contest

Tuesday, 04 November 2008 16:47

Madison (Wis.) Area Technical College came away with two of four awards at the recent IWF/WoodLINKS USA ready to assemble furniture (RTA) competition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.



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