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Iraq vet opens Carolina shop with his wife

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

iraq_vetIn 2015, after 15 years of service and four deployments with the U.S. Marines, Gunnery Sergeant Michael “Brien” Kirkpatrick of Swansboro, N.C., retired from the military to turn his woodworking hobby into a business. He and his wife opened Build it Right Woodworking and began selling niche items such as handcrafted cutting boards made from exotic woods, flag cases and other memorabilia.

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Boston woodworking student honored with $1,000 scholarship

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

GrantBurgerGrant Burger, a student at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, is the recipient of the Alden Artisan Advancement Award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship toward the development and promotion of his rocking settee design. 

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Society of Arts and Crafts awards North Carolina artist

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

nc_society1The Society of Arts and Crafts picked Annie Evelyn, an artist in Penland, N.C., as its 2016 John D. Mineck Furniture Fellow, which includes a cash award of $25,000, for demonstrating skill and commitment to her craft.

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Craft fund honored by American Craft Council

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

craft_accThe Craft Emergency Relief Fund, which helps artists in crisis, was honored with the American Craft Council’s Award of Distinction.

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Bosch stands its ground after SawStop ruling

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

bosch_lawsuitSawStop LLC was recently issued a favorable preliminary ruling in its ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit against Robert Bosch GmbH and its subsidiary Robert Bosch Tool Corp. for the Bosch Reaxx Jobsite Table Saw. Based on Bosch’s response, the controversy is far from over.

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