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Attendance up at Philly furniture show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

08_newsdeskTurnout for the 18th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show at its new location met expectations and exceeded attendance numbers from 2011.

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Session focuses on staying competitive

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

The U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va., hosted a five-day workshop from March 5-9 called Wood Industry Week — a.k.a. WIW@WERC 2012. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the event featured eight sessions designed to help wood industry businesses stay competitive in a global economy.

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Guitar maker owes it to his shop teacher

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

10_newsdeskThanks to the help of an inspirational high school shop teacher, Ian Kelly, owner of Kelly Custom Instruments in Little Falls, N.J., discovered his passion of building custom instruments at a young age and became determined to start his own instrument fabrication business.

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Calvo Studio thrives amid the downturn

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

08_news_deskFor David Calvo, principal of the Calvo Studio woodcarving school in Gloucester, Mass., a bad economy has actually been good for business.

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Woodworker gains patents on two new tools

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

10_news_deskWhen he started as a woodworker 33 years ago, Geoffrey Noden never imagined he would be selling tools. The owner of Noden Furniture Design in Trenton, N.J., is the inventor of the Noden Inlay Razor and Adjust-A-Bench.

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