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MacDonald caught on quickly with new career path

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

from_archives3Thomas J. MacDonald caught our attention at the Providence Fine Furnishings Show in 2006 with two highly technical interpretations of a Hepplewhite sideboard and Federal breakfront china cabinet. His backstory was just as good: a 19-year union carpenter who, because of a shoulder injury, was starting a new career.

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Woodcraft makes donation to Fresh Wood contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

In January, Woodcraft donated $4,508 to Fresh Wood, the student woodworking competition held during the biennial AWFS fair. The total represents a Woodcraft match of customer contributions during 2015.

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Wisconsin moves ahead with WCA credentialing

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

wcaOne down, 49 to go.

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Irwin Tools seeks nominees for tradesman contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

irwinIrwin Tools, founder of National Tradesmen Day, is seeking entries for its second annual Nominate a Tradesman contest.

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From the archives: Hitchcock brand is reborn

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

hitchcock_coverIt’s been five years since Rick Swenson and Gary Hath revived the historic Hitchcock Chair Co. In a profile from the February 2012 issue, the business partners were less than a year into their new venture and hoping for the best.

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