Out of the Woodwork

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.



An incentive to write

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 December 2009 19:35

46_incentive_01The average day is so infused with electronic communication that handwritten letters can seem especially rare. One of the most treasured handwritten letters a person can receive is that which is written by a U.S. military member stationed overseas. Even more gratifying is being a U.S. military member receiving a special reason to write that letter. Woodcraft is helping these things happen with its annual Turn for Troops program.



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.



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