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SCM Group offers product-demo events

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

scmSCM Group North America is hosting a series of product-demonstration events to offer woodworkers the chance to ask about various CNC machining products that can help boost their productivity. The company is partnering with software manufacturer Cabinet Vision and machinery maker Wurth Louis and Co.

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FSC set to certify tall-ship project

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

fscThe Forest Stewardship Council is currently in the process of certifying a historic tall ship project being built in Sausalito, Calif., assuring the vessel is built with 100 percent certified lumber from northern California and Oregon.

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New Hampshire group debuts credentialing program

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

credentialingFor the last couple of years, the Woodwork Career Alliance has worked closely with industry professionals across the nation to develop skill standards for machines and tools used in wood manufacturing. This has resulted in a credentialing program that allows woodworkers’ skills to be recognized in a “Woodwork Passport” that serves as a portable, permanent record that can be used for career advancement.

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Future uncertain for Baltimore furniture show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

baltimoreThe fifth annual Baltimore Fine Furnishings show featured about 30 exhibitors, a similar turnout to last year, but not as strong as anticipated. Although the show served its purpose to custom furniture makers and other craftspeople who sold their wares in rented booth space, its future is under review.

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North Carolina college gains crafts grant

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

northcarolinaWarren Wilson College, a liberal arts school in Swannanoa, N.C., was recently awarded a $2.1 million grant by the Windgate Charitable Foundation to enhance its arts department. The college intends to revive traditional craft work in the areas of fine woodworking, fiber arts and blacksmithing. School officials say they sought help from the foundation because it traditionally offered grant programs focused on arts and crafts as well as on art history.

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