Out of the Woodwork

Beauty is not a factor

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 22 February 2010 21:04

64_cnc_gantryRarely do people get the chance to win a contest for an unappealing entry, but the Ugly Door and Ugly Window contest is an exception. Sponsored by Wooden Window, a door and window manufacturer in Oakland, Calif., the contest is designed to create awareness about the craft of wooden doors and windows, and recognize people who care about certain structures and the woodcraft behind them, according to company spokesman Todd Kerr.



CNC reaches junior high

Monday, 22 February 2010 21:03

Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is one of the few middle schools in the country that provides students with the opportunity to design and build complex objects using CNC machinery.



Bird mansions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:52

64_bird_mansionsJohn Looser, of Belgrave, Ontario, worked as a successful home builder for two decades until he injured himself on the job nine years ago. After being told he was not able to work anymore, he started building birdhouses as a hobby, which soon became a way to earn a living. Looser now owns and operates Extreme Birdhouse, known throughout the world to offer an assortment of custom and prebuilt eclectic birdhouses that are, well, extreme.



Got a passport?

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:53

Woodcraft Supply and Pfeil Swiss-made carving tools are offering a chance to win prizes in wood-carving artistry and random drawing contests that run through Feb. 28.



Grilling in style

Monday, 21 December 2009 19:36

46_grilling_01Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a unique 16-piece hardware kit that lets woodworkers craft their own custom-handled barbecue tools.



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