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Shop teacher fights to keep his program

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:45

Instructor says woodworking technology curriculum at Rhode Island school could be on the chopping block for next year



Milwaukee show changes its venue and dates

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:44

KL Communications, promoters of the fourth annual Milwaukee Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show, changed this year’s event to Oct. 3-4 in The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The show was originally scheduled for Sept. 26-27 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee.



Sam Maloof, America’s woodworking icon, dies

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:43

Sam Maloof, an American icon, famous designer and builder of simple, beautiful, comfortable functional furniture passed away May 21 at his Alta Loma, Calif., home following a brief illness. He was 93.
Maloof’s furniture-making career spanned six decades, beginning with building pieces in a garage for his own home, and progressing to owning a shop that produced pieces including the world-famous Maloof rocking chair.



Eastern black walnut faces disease threat

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:40

Thousand cankers disease, thought to be caused by walnut twig beetles, is currently confined to the West, but spreading



Turnout won’t sway Baltimore organizers

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:36

Latest addition to Fine Furnishings shows wasn’t well-attended, but exhibitors hope for better numbers in spring 2010



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