Out of the Woodwork
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00
Sculptor and wood artist Marv Beloff, founder of the International Wooden Bow Tie Club, has crafted more than 1,000 ties in his home-based shop in Middlefield, Conn. But the story starts with his first tie.
Written by Greg Coppa Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00
On the outskirts of a little Rhode Island village, there is a hardware store of the old type. There you might still find open galvanized metal bins that allow you to buy two ounces of grass seed, a handful of chicken feed or four finish nails, if that’s all you want. It is the kind of store favored by the older local sort, but whether there are enough of us left to sustain this particular operation or whether the newer arrivals can learn that they can buy just what they need and put it into brown paper bags all by themselves, still remains to be seen.
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00
Bob Beck of Bismarck, N.D., is the proud owner of Wood Creations Inc., a niche woodworking business that produces wooden toy boxes, blanket chests and memory boxes for clients around the world. Joined by his wife, Julie, and four employees, the company produces an average of 1,500 products annually for customers looking for a special keepsake for either a child’s toys or their own precious mementos.
Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00
Wood-Mizer, a portable sawmill manufacturer, announced the winners of its 2013 Personal Best Contest, a tradition since 1985 that recognizes customers who have fulfilled their dream projects by sawing their own lumber.
Written by Sean Chaffin Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00
Jim Gocke and Dave Knau recently completed a reproduction of Harry Truman’s poker table and presented it to the U.S.S. Iowa. The ship is famous for being the “Ship of the Presidents” and moored in San Pedro, Calif.
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