Out of the Woodwork

Teaming up

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:52

46_teamingup_01Jim and Joanne Ploskunak, owners of Rocking Horse Wood Works in Charlo, Mont., have been working together to create wood products since 1997. Jim was retired when they met, and Joanne retired shortly after. They both had woodworking in their background - Jim as a hobby, and Joanne in her career in the power tool accessory industry. Together, they decided to open a niche woodworking shop to fill their idol time.



At near capacity

Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:50

46_nearcapacity_01The Spar Shop at the Historical Seaport in Aberdeen, Wash., a unit of the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, specializes in turning large trees into masts for modern sailing vessels, columns for high-end homes and flagpoles. Recently, the shop completed its largest project ever - a mast for the 127' schooner Zodiac, built in 1924 for the heirs of Johnson & Johnson.



Greenville guild honored

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 29 July 2009 12:47

Minwax, a supplier of wood finishing products, recently selected the Greenville Woodworkers Guild of Greenville, S.C., as the grand-prize winner in the 2008 Community Craftsman Award Program.



Ultimate project

Wednesday, 29 July 2009 12:45

ultimate_project_01_46As a woodworker who might have had some electrical experience in the past, have you ever thought about what you would do when you retire? This is a story that truly shows that patience is a virtue - a nine-year project that still isn't finished.



On the level

Friday, 26 June 2009 19:39

Are you a high-tech kind of guy who owns an iPhone or iPod to help you get through the difficult days? Well, if you need to hang a picture, need a quick, accurate level reading, your entertainment technology can help.



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