Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

A life-changing calculation

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

35_calculation_01Southern California native W. Patrick Edwards chose woodworking over a career as a nuclear physicist. He was building rocket guidance systems one day and felt he was forced to make a decision. His passion for antiques, marquetry and working with hand tools won out.

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A blast from the past

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

35_beech_coverBeech River Mill is anything but your run-of-the-mill woodworking shop. This family-run business produces custom louvered and paneled products such as doors, shutters and blinds for clients throughout the country. The unique 2,500-sq.-ft. shop is part of a quaint historic mill building in Center Ossipee, N.H., a truly quintessential New England town.

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Seeing is believing

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

39_laguna_toolMost of the large CNC manufacturers were absent from IWF 2010 in Atlanta. Companies such as Stiles, Biesse America and Delmac decided not to exhibit at IWF and instead hosted a NexGen event, a tour of their North Carolina facilities earlier this year. A second NexGen event is scheduled for early October.

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Shepherd’s timeless journey

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

45_chap-a1Many who read this shop profile started their business with little money and meager surroundings - often in a garage. But few, if any, can claim they started their woodworking business in a chicken coop. Hap Shepherd and his late partner Tony Maurer began working in a chicken coop in 1974 before moving into a Civil War-era factory. The business, Maurer & Shepherd Joyners Inc. of Glastonbury, Conn., focuses on 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century millwork, primarily reproducing doors, windows, moldings and wide-pine flooring.

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An island treasure

Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

44_treasure_01Avelino Samuel is man of many talents. A native of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Samuel has been an industrial arts teacher for 21 years, a furniture maker and turner. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree, and his work is displayed in galleries in the Virgin Islands and the U.S. mainland. And, most admirably, he has achieved so much from an upbringing of so little.

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