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Stiles selects contest winner

Stiles Machinery selected Saugus High School in Saugus, Calif., as the winner of its “What will your teacher do for a free woodworking machine?” video contest.

The winning entry featured students shaving woodshop teacher Leonard Friedman’s 30-year beard.

Stiles launched the video contest earlier this year to celebrate the company’s 50 years in the woodworking industry and to further expand their commitment to the future generation of woodworkers. The contest challenged woodshop students across the country to show what their teacher was willing to do to win a new woodworking machine.

The grand prize includes the choice of an Ironwood FX750 spindle shaper, JT300 jointer, CUT18 cut-off saw or BR23 boring machine.

Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Wash. was the runner-up for “shooting” their teacher out of a canon.

The winning entries can be viewed at

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