Out of the Woodwork

Trees on the seas

Monday, 23 November 2009 20:05

46_OOW1New York City has many marvels, including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty. Before either made an appearance on the New York scene, a sensation of a different sort, Central Park, came alive in the mid-to-late 1800s. Land for the large public park, or "open space," was acquired between 1853 and 1856 for around $5 million. The area from 59th Street to 106th Street between Fifth and Eighth Avenues is a marvel in its own right.



A wood ID app

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 20:09

46_oow_iphone1Jordan Silberman, an IT consultant and woodworking hobbyist in Unionville, Pa., has created an iPhone and iPod application called "I.D. Wood," to help with wood identification.



The next generation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:38

46_generation_01Forest Dickey is founder and principal designer of Varian Designs in San Francisco. His thesis project for a Master of Fine Arts degree in furniture design and woodworking at San Diego State University was to create a business - and he hit the ground running after graduating in 2007.



Bamboo bikes

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:36

46_bamboo_01Every other weekend, the Bamboo Bike Studio, co-owned by Sean Murray, Marty Odlin and Justin Aguinaldo, holds a two-day class where students build their own bamboo bikes.



All the king’s men

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:57

46_king_01What happens when a huge Wiffle Ball manufacturer teams up with a CNC cabinet shop owner? Two men in Columbia, S.C., David Jones, president of Stee-Rick 3, and Jim McGrew, owner of McGrew Woodwork, decided to build a larger-than-life size chess set.



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