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Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:03
Lee Johnson retired about 10 years ago from his position as a lobbyist — he prefers the term “liaison” — in the energy field. He worked for more than 20 years in Seattle, did a stint in Washington D.C., and finished up in Portland, Ore. Once retired, he grabbed his passion for building furniture and forged ahead on his new career. But at the same time, he looked back — way back. Johnson enjoys building “adaptations” of period furniture. Yes, he does some 18th century American pieces, but he prefers furniture designs that span several centuries before that with origins primarily in Europe.
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:57
Space, space, space. That’s the small shop owner’s comeback to the real estate motto, “Location, location, location.”
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:48
The multifaceted Paul Schürch, owner of Schürch Woodwork in Santa Barbara, Calif., has an impressive repertoire of more than 250 unique pieces influenced by classical styles, sometimes with a twist. And Schürch is as dynamic as his work. With more than 30 years of woodworking and other diverse trade experiences, he draws upon this knowledge to create unique limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pieces. He speaks several languages, travels often, and continues to network with other masters, craftsmen and students around the world.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 00:00
High school woodworking program can definitely thrive in the 21st century, according to a handful of shop instructors who shared the success stories of their programs.
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
Pat Coughlin received his first taste of woodworking in a cabinet shop at the age of 16, and he hasn’t looked back. He continued woodworking after high school and eventually opened a small custom cabinet shop in his hometown of Battle Ground, Wash.
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