Out of the Woodwork

Worn by time, but still tough as nails

Written by Greg Coppa Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

oowOn the outskirts of a little Rhode Island village, there is a hardware store of the old type. There you might still find open galvanized metal bins that allow you to buy two ounces of grass seed, a handful of chicken feed or four finish nails, if that’s all you want. It is the kind of store favored by the older local sort, but whether there are enough of us left to sustain this particular operation or whether the newer arrivals can learn that they can buy just what they need and put it into brown paper bags all by themselves, still remains to be seen.



Toy box specialist

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

oow1Bob Beck of Bismarck, N.D., is the proud owner of Wood Creations Inc., a niche woodworking business that produces wooden toy boxes, blanket chests and memory boxes for clients around the world. Joined by his wife, Julie, and four employees, the company produces an average of 1,500 products annually for customers looking for a special keepsake for either a child’s toys or their own precious mementos.



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.



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