Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

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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Furniture Society Conference returns

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

08_news_deskRegistration is ongoing for The Furniture Society’s 2012 conference, “Design, Community & the Sublime,” which will convene June 14-16 at the Maine College of Art in Portland. The society currently has about 800 members from across the U.S. and Canada, all of whom have diverse artistic backgrounds, primarily in building furniture and working with wood. Nearly 400 members are expected to attend.

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