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Teen starts his own woodworking business

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

10_news_deskWhen he was only 13 years old, Nick LeMay jumped into the furniture-making business with both feet. Now 17 and in high school, the principal of Cozy Meadows Log Furniture in Eau Claire, Wis., says his business was born out of necessity.

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Owner opens her workshop to the public

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

Beth Dellow, owner of Beth’s DIY Workshop in Baltimore, does what many woodworkers might not be comfortable doing: opening her shop to members of the public for use at an hourly fee.

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Mixed results at Providence furniture show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

08_news_deskOptimistic exhibitors showed off their handcrafted furniture and other wares Oct. 21-23 at the 17th annual Fine Furnishings and Fine Crafts Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Show director Karla Little says that while attendance was down from previous years, the show had the same number of exhibitors — about 100 — as in 2010.

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Woodworker nabs cameo on Animal Planet

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

10_news_desk_1Eric Saperstein is using television as a way of drawing national attention to his custom woodworking business, Artisans of the Valley, in Pennington, N.J. The company builds reproductions and eclectic custom designs. In September, Saperstein’s furniture was featured on the new Animal Planet show “Tanked.”

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Lacey Act at core of Gibson probe

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

The Gibson Guitar Corp. issued a statement in August stating that government officials had raided its manufacturing facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, guitars and electronic files. The announcement led to an uproar in the woodworking and lumber supply industries as to the federal government’s enforcement of the Lacey Act, which bans the use of illegally harvested timber.

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