Out of the Woodwork

Dreams do come true for lucky few

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

oow1Wood-Mizer, a portable sawmill manufacturer, announced the winners of its 2013 Personal Best Contest, a tradition since 1985 that recognizes customers who have fulfilled their dream projects by sawing their own lumber.



Reviving the “Ship of the Presidents”

Written by Sean Chaffin Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

oowJim Gocke and Dave Knau recently completed a reproduction of Harry Truman’s poker table and presented it to the U.S.S. Iowa. The ship is famous for being the “Ship of the Presidents” and moored in San Pedro, Calif.



Laguna Tools starts CNC contest for schools

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

lagunaLaguna Tools, a seller of professional woodworking equipment, recently announced its inaugural $1,000 CNC School Competition, which is designed to highlight creativity in today’s woodworking educational programs. The program, which has a Dec. 15 entry deadline, gives educators at trade schools, high schools and colleges a chance to share their creativity for $1,000 in cash to use for their program.



Bowls with meaning

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

oow1When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When a wildfire destroys your forest, Marco Cecala turns ashes into artwork.



The master of turned hats

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

oowAward-winning Kentucky artisan Chris Ramsay produces one-of-a-kind turned wooden bowls and other sculptures, but is most known for his turned hats. He has made more than 6,000 of them since he started turning about 20 years ago.



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