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Guitar maker owes it to his shop teacher

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

10_newsdeskThanks to the help of an inspirational high school shop teacher, Ian Kelly, owner of Kelly Custom Instruments in Little Falls, N.J., discovered his passion of building custom instruments at a young age and became determined to start his own instrument fabrication business.

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Calvo Studio thrives amid the downturn

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

08_news_deskFor David Calvo, principal of the Calvo Studio woodcarving school in Gloucester, Mass., a bad economy has actually been good for business.

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Woodworker gains patents on two new tools

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

10_news_deskWhen he started as a woodworker 33 years ago, Geoffrey Noden never imagined he would be selling tools. The owner of Noden Furniture Design in Trenton, N.J., is the inventor of the Noden Inlay Razor and Adjust-A-Bench.

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Furniture Society Conference returns

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

08_news_deskRegistration is ongoing for The Furniture Society’s 2012 conference, “Design, Community & the Sublime,” which will convene June 14-16 at the Maine College of Art in Portland. The society currently has about 800 members from across the U.S. and Canada, all of whom have diverse artistic backgrounds, primarily in building furniture and working with wood. Nearly 400 members are expected to attend.

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‘Small’ market for woodworkers pops up

Written by Steve Marks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

09_news_deskProfessional woodworkers wishing to expand their business might want to consider going very tiny or not-so-big. These phrases are part of a growing movement in housing toward smaller homes. To some in this movement, small means under 500 sq. ft., even as small as 90 sq. ft. To others, it means downsizing, or right-sizing, from a 4,000-sq.-ft. McMansion to a beautifully designed 2,000-sq.-ft. home.

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