Out of the Woodwork

An incentive to write

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 December 2009 19:35

46_incentive_01The average day is so infused with electronic communication that handwritten letters can seem especially rare. One of the most treasured handwritten letters a person can receive is that which is written by a U.S. military member stationed overseas. Even more gratifying is being a U.S. military member receiving a special reason to write that letter. Woodcraft is helping these things happen with its annual Turn for Troops program.

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Trees on the seas

Monday, 23 November 2009 20:05

46_OOW1New York City has many marvels, including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty. Before either made an appearance on the New York scene, a sensation of a different sort, Central Park, came alive in the mid-to-late 1800s. Land for the large public park, or "open space," was acquired between 1853 and 1856 for around $5 million. The area from 59th Street to 106th Street between Fifth and Eighth Avenues is a marvel in its own right.

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A wood ID app

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 20:09

46_oow_iphone1Jordan Silberman, an IT consultant and woodworking hobbyist in Unionville, Pa., has created an iPhone and iPod application called "I.D. Wood," to help with wood identification.

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The next generation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:38

46_generation_01Forest Dickey is founder and principal designer of Varian Designs in San Francisco. His thesis project for a Master of Fine Arts degree in furniture design and woodworking at San Diego State University was to create a business - and he hit the ground running after graduating in 2007.

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Bamboo bikes

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:36

46_bamboo_01Every other weekend, the Bamboo Bike Studio, co-owned by Sean Murray, Marty Odlin and Justin Aguinaldo, holds a two-day class where students build their own bamboo bikes.

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