Out of the Woodwork

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.



Ohio program helps artists thrive

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

oow1As many who’ve aspired to earn a living as a woodworker or other type of artist know, the rewards of expressing their creativity and having it appreciated by others can be the ultimate reward. But the price of pursuing a dream career can be high, especially with the costs of supplies, travel, housing and studio space. That’s where the new Artists in Residence program, based in Cleveland, comes into play. Launched in August, this program aims to help prospective artists and musicians live affordably while growing their business.



A captive audience

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

oow1New Hampshire furniture artisan Brian Reid of Rockland, Maine, recently launched a new fine-woodworking program at the state prison in Warren, Maine.



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