Out of the Woodwork

All the king’s men

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:57

46_king_01What happens when a huge Wiffle Ball manufacturer teams up with a CNC cabinet shop owner? Two men in Columbia, S.C., David Jones, president of Stee-Rick 3, and Jim McGrew, owner of McGrew Woodwork, decided to build a larger-than-life size chess set.

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Pampered pets

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:56

46_doghouse_01Dave Sullivan, owner of Doggy Dream Homes in Fayette, Mo., has taken the ultimate plunge on pooch pampering with his business. A professional builder with 18 years experience, Sullivan has a special niche in the marketplace building custom dog playhouses for his clients' beloved pets.

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Teaming up

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:52

46_teamingup_01Jim and Joanne Ploskunak, owners of Rocking Horse Wood Works in Charlo, Mont., have been working together to create wood products since 1997. Jim was retired when they met, and Joanne retired shortly after. They both had woodworking in their background - Jim as a hobby, and Joanne in her career in the power tool accessory industry. Together, they decided to open a niche woodworking shop to fill their idol time.

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At near capacity

Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:50

46_nearcapacity_01The Spar Shop at the Historical Seaport in Aberdeen, Wash., a unit of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, specializes in turning large trees into masts for modern sailing vessels, columns for high-end homes and flagpoles. Recently, the shop completed its largest project ever - a mast for the 127' schooner Zodiac, built in 1924 for the heirs of Johnson & Johnson.

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Greenville guild honored

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 29 July 2009 12:47

Minwax, a supplier of wood finishing products, recently selected the Greenville Woodworkers Guild of Greenville, S.C., as the grand-prize winner in the 2008 Community Craftsman Award Program.

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