Out of the Woodwork

Rockler reaches goal

Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware partnered with the Hardwood Forestry Fund and set a goal to plant more than 10,000 hardwood trees as part of an event to celebrate Earth Day. Rockler pledged to donate the price of one tree for every purchase made from April 20-27 at www.rockler.com.

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Doctor has eyes on woodworking

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

56_doctorwoodworking_01Dr. Jay Stallman applies surgical precision and attention to detail to his hobby of woodworking. Always enthusiastic about heading to his shop on the weekends, he is most proud of his authentic 18th century furniture replicas.

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Mastercam competition

Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

56_guitar_01CNC Software, manufacturer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, is accepting entries for its Innovator of the Future competition, in which students design and machine a working guitar capo - a device fastened over the fingerboard to shorten the strings uniformly to allow the guitar to be played in a different key.

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Spanning the globe

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

56_oowWhat began as a hobby quickly evolved into a business for Ron Bird of Handcrafted Garden Bridges in Mena, Ark. Bird produces wooden garden bridges and other handcrafted garden d├ęcor for clients around the world who want to improve their landscaping.

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National Tradesmen Day

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

56b_oowThere's a day for lefties (Aug. 13) and secretaries - excuse me, administrative assistants (April 27) - so why not a day for tradesmen. Irwin Tools has made it somewhat official by declaring Sept. 16 as National Tradesman Day.

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