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ShopBot hires new director of education

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

12_new_desk_01ShopBot Tools hired Randy Johnson, former editor-in-chief of American Woodworker magazine, as its director of education.

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Furniture Society seminars head to L.A.

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

14_news_desk_01This year, the leaders of The Furniture Society have decided to deviate from their traditional conference format and instead hold a smaller seminar-style program. The FS2013: Los Angeles Symposium will be held June 20-23 at the L.A. Mart Design Center in Los Angeles. The three-day event unites leading furniture makers, design thinkers and curators from across the country for an ambitious roster of lectures, factory and studio tours and exhibitions.

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Brad Pitt-inspired pieces boost business

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

08_newsdeskLast November, Frank Pollaro of Pollaro Custom Furniture in Union, N.J., hosted a private exhibition in New York City where he proudly unveiled 12 new pieces designed by actor Brad Pitt.

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N.Y. furniture maker wins business honor

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

12_news_deskJessica Wickham called it a humbling and astonishing experience after her small shop, Wickham Solid Wood Studio, in Beacon, N.Y., won a business excellence award in October from the Dutchess County Economic Development Corp.

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‘A woodworking community with a cause’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

11_news_deskJohn Morris, a woodworker who served in the U.S. Army, created The Patriot Woodworker website in March 2010 to establish a longstanding support network for disabled American veterans through woodworking-related endeavors such as fundraising projects. The site is based in San Jacinto, Calif., and essentially serves a non-profit organization that raises awareness about and supports veterans with the help of members who love woodworking.

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