Out of the Woodwork

Bowla-Bowla

Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

56_oow_02On some weekend mornings, Scott Strobel can be found driving around the Yale University campus in New Haven, Conn., with his Stihl chainsaw in the back of his truck. When a historic tree at Yale is cut down, Strobel usually receives a call and cuts some chunks so he can turn them into bowls and pens. What started out as a hobby has turned into a small business called Yale Bowls, named in homage to Yale's historic football stadium.

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Tiny tool maker

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

56_oow_01Halfway around the world, there is an avid woodworking enthusiast spending much of his retirement creating miniature hand-tool models. His name is Merv Deith and he lives in the small town of Elimbah, which is approximately 30 miles north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. His creations include 1:8 scale models of planes, chisels, saws, hammers, gauges, hand drills and more.

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One million visitors

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

64_woodmobile_01The Pennsylvania WoodMobile, a sustainable wood products classroom on wheels, welcomed its millionth visitor in August thanks to a group of 40 students from the Solid Foundation Education Association of Port Matilda, Pa.

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Simply Ming-nificent

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

64_oow_aOn the surface, one might find the relationship between Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers of Auburn, Maine, and Emmy Award-winning chef Ming Tsai, the host of public television's "Simply Ming" series, to be somewhat unusual.

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Smithsonian exhibit

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

The exhibit, "A Revolution in Wood," celebrating a gift of 66 turned and carved wood pieces given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum by collectors Fleur and Charles Bresler, runs through Jan. 30, 2011 at the Renwick Gallery.

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