Out of the Woodwork

Minwax honors guild

Monday, 16 July 2012 00:00

The Michigan Woodworkers Guild, based in Royal Oak, won the 2011 Community Craftsman Award, presented by Minwax, for its numerous contributions to the Detroit Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

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Rockler meets tree-planting goal

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

56_oowRockler Woodworking and Hardware celebrated Earth Day by partnering with the Hardwood Forestry Fund in a donation-based tree planting program. The goal was to plant 20,000 new trees and, according to Rockler vice president of marketing Scott Ekman, it was a mission accomplished.

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Smokin’ project

Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

Vigilant Woodworks in Dover, N.H., was selected to design and build the interior displays and shelving units for the new home of Washington D.C.’s oldest tobacco shop. Vigilant specializes in attractive short- and long-term storage solutions for fine wines and cigars.

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Carving part of nature

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

64_oow_1Jim Maas, a retired orthopedic surgeon from Newport, Vt., began dabbling in bird carving 10 years ago when he realized his calling as an artist. He was originally just looking for a relaxing hobby and found that he could use his hand-eye coordination to his advantage and carry through with the most difficult design dimensions. Birds, he says, are simply fascinating to him.

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Souped-up sanders

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

56_oow_2Now marking their fifth consecutive year, belt-sander racing continues to be highly anticipated by woodworkers and gadget enthusiasts alike. Hosted by Accuride International and the Belt Sander Racing Association, competitors vie for awards by racing their customized belt sanders on a 75’ wooden track.

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