Out of the Woodwork

Banking on a skateboard revival

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

064_oow_1Mike Mahoney runs a unique woodworking business that produces longboard skateboards. Though he’s built skateboards for fun since high school, he got serious in 2005 and opened Honey Skateboards in Grand Junction, Colo. Because of the growing popularity of his product, Mahoney says he almost doubles production every year and estimates he’ll make about 2,000 boards this year.

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Celebrating a pioneer

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

48_oow_01The National Arts & Crafts Conference and Antiques Show, an annual three-day event held at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., celebrates a unique and historic style that has influenced American craftsmen since its revival in the 1960s.

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Special deliveries

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

48_oww_01Wayne Morgan has capitalized on something people use every day: mailboxes. Morgan, who runs MorganHomeAccents.com from his home in Tewksbury, Mass., doesn’t consider himself a woodworker, but is an artists’ representative who coordinates mailbox requests with custom woodworkers throughout the U.S.

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Dignified memorials

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

56_oow_01Luke Thornton, founder of Custom Wood Urns, makes handmade wooden urns for people or their pets. He relies on his website to bring in clients, as experience has taught him that people have to be in the market for such an item or they’re not interested.

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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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