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Gutairs for Vets Build a Success

What a great couple of days! Build A Vet A Guitar, held July 16-17 at The Wild Earth Woodworking School in Hudson, WI, went great. Dozens of volunteers attended and we completed twenty acoustic guitar kits in two days. This was quite a group effort. The Hudson Masonic Lodge took over party planning and worked… Read more

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Build A Vet A Guitar

Guitars For Vets I started playing guitar in 2006 with a simple goal. I wanted to be able to play Puff The Magic Dragon for my kids. Four years later I’m past that goal and have found the guitar to be a big part of my life. Don’t know what it is, but I feel… Read more

Tommy and crew filming on site at historic John Adams House in Quincy, Mass. Shown: Host Tommy MacDonald speaking with Deputy Superintendent Caroline Keinath as Director of Photography Steve D’Onofrio rolls the camera. © WGBH Educational Foundation

Who’s Gonna Fill Norm’s Shoes?

As Norm Abram’s reign as the embodiment of hobbyist woodworking comes to an end, many woodworkers have huddled around the router table to speculate who might step in to become the next icon of our craft. Well, WGBH has unveiled a rising star in one Tommy MacDonald. The widely acclaimed, award-winning furniture designer from Boston… Read more

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George Vondriska at the Milwaukee Woodcraft Store this Weekend!

Meet George Vondriska, master woodworker and WoodWorkers Guild of America’s managing editor, at the Milwaukee Woodcraft Store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 24 from 10am to 2pm.George will be demonstrating bandsaw techniques. Don’t miss your chance to meet George this weekend! For direction to the store click here.

Fresh Wood competitor, Timothy Keating from Cedar Ridge High School, Chapel Hill, N.C., won The People's Choice Award for his Wandering Roses Table.

AWFS Wrap Up

The WWGOA team is back from AWFS in Las Vegas and we’re all a little tired, but it’s a good kind of tired. We did lots of walkin’ and talkin’, along with the 17,000 or so other attendees (we don’t have final attendance figures from AWFS yet). I have to say, with the economy being… Read more

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American Woodturners Symposium

A Rich and Colorful Experience with Something for Everyone The AAW (American Association of Woodturners) Symposium was held this year in Albuquerque, NM, from June 26-28. This was my first time at an AAW symposium. I have attended many a woodworking show over the 30 years I’ve been an active woodworker, and this one tops… Read more

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