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Woodworking

Students Make Toys for Less Fortunate

While children of all ages today are typically painted in a picture that would make people think that they are lazy and selfish, one group of middle school students has shown that the perception is not always the case. According to a recent news article (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/161219362/) a group of talented middle school students spent a Read the full article

Portland, OR Offers A Unique Approach To Helping The Homeless

For several years now, a large population of homeless people have been living in Portland, OR. In a current online article that I read today, it tells about how a group of concerned, and motivated community members got together to build more than a dozen of wooden sleeping pods for homeless individuals.   The wooden Read the full article

Computer hardware hackers take up woodworking

Few people would conflate electronics hardware hacking with woodworking, but there are plenty of nerdy projects that require some basic knowledge of the craft. Some examples of nerdy projects that require woodworking include the Multi Arcade Machine Emulation project, also known as a MAME cabinet. Other such projects include restoration of antique radios, or building Read the full article

The New Book About Sam Maloof Is Incredible

Have you ever heard of Sam Maloof? If you are a woodcarver, he’s somebody you should know. Maloof was praised by President Jimmy Carter. Carter called Maloof “the best woodworker who ever lived.” That kind of praise deserves an investigation!   Born in 1916, Maloof learned English as a third language. His parents were from Read the full article

Woodworking in the Modern Age

Woodworking is quickly entering the new millennium. This is because a new generation of young adults is learning how to appreciate the joys of creating. Long ago, people might have associated woodworking with simply making a spice shelf for mom or a towel rack for dad. Nowadays, woodworking involves so much more. In fact, the Read the full article

How to Make a Bookshelf from Old Wooden Crates

Furnishing a house is usually such an expensive affair and needs months of planning if you are working on a tight budget. But this does not have to be so. Here’s how you can make a bookshelf using old wooden crates.   You will need 8 wooden crates. If you do not have these, don’t Read the full article

Hattiesburg man uses woodworking to teach teens life lessons.

No one expects life lessons to come from someone’s woodworking shop, yet the Mount Vernon Baptist Church believes that life lessons can come from unusual places. Several of its parishioners have put this belief into practice, offering lessons about life and Christian living in unusual settings. Shawn Shoe, one of the members of the congregation, Read the full article

Woodworking Against Violence in Chicago

In late 2016, a peaceful march in Chicago was held for the 762 victims of gun violence who perished in the Windy City last year. Peace activists and mourners carried 762 wooden crosses measuring four feet from their base to the top, each cross emblazoned with the name and age of each victim.   The Read the full article

The Woodworking Tips No One Will Teach You

For those who didn’t give up on their art and craft classes, you probably are cashing big on amazing woodwork tips right now. If not, here is a little inspiration from a talented Tanegi Zukuri that might awaken the artist in you.   Tanegi Zukuri is a Japanese woodwork artist with a special skill for Read the full article