Out of the Woodwork

Tiny tool maker

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

56_oow_01Halfway around the world, there is an avid woodworking enthusiast spending much of his retirement creating miniature hand-tool models. His name is Merv Deith and he lives in the small town of Elimbah, which is approximately 30 miles north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. His creations include 1:8 scale models of planes, chisels, saws, hammers, gauges, hand drills and more.

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One million visitors

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

64_woodmobile_01The Pennsylvania WoodMobile, a sustainable wood products classroom on wheels, welcomed its millionth visitor in August thanks to a group of 40 students from the Solid Foundation Education Association of Port Matilda, Pa.

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Simply Ming-nificent

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

64_oow_aOn the surface, one might find the relationship between Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers of Auburn, Maine, and Emmy Award-winning chef Ming Tsai, the host of public television's "Simply Ming" series, to be somewhat unusual.

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Smithsonian exhibit

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

The exhibit, "A Revolution in Wood," celebrating a gift of 66 turned and carved wood pieces given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum by collectors Fleur and Charles Bresler, runs through Jan. 30, 2011 at the Renwick Gallery.

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Beetle kill pine lives on

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

64_beetlekill_01Entrepreneurship 101 teaches that if you see a void in the market, you create a product to fill it. Corbin Clay took that advice and ran with it when he started Corbin Woodworking, his Denver-based woodworking company, last year. The company offers custom-built furniture and cabinetry made of "beetle kill pine."

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