Out of the Woodwork

Restoring a species helps students, too

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

oow1The Lumber to Legacy program in Albany, Ore., raises money to support the city’s white oak restoration efforts by having fallen or downed trees manufactured into auction items.



Tools for the long haul

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

oow1In November, Vortex Tool Co., a manufacturer of router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking industry, donated a supply of tooling to the McGill Baja Racing team of McGill University in Montreal.



Reaching out to the next generation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

oow1Wood-Mizer LLC, manufacturer of portable sawmills, welcomed approximately 90 students from four southeast Indiana high schools on Oct. 28 to its facility in New Point, Ind., to help celebrate national Manufacturing Day. The event included a classroom presentation, plant tour and demonstration of turning logs into lumber.



He built it and they came

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

oow1Raul Ramirez, founder and director of the Southwest Center for Craftsmanship’s School of Fine Woodworking in Phoenix, knew there was a void in the local market for a school that taught fine woodworking skills, but would there be enough students to fill the classes? So far, so good.



Craftsmen respond to challenge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

oow1Veneer Technologies, a veneer supplier, announced the results of its 10th annual Craftsman’s Challenge competition at IWF 2014. Keith Morgan and Aaron Nash of Bespoke Minneapolis, a custom shop in Larchwood, Iowa, won the grand prize from the transitional cabinet category.



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