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Winter 2013-2014

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High School Woodshop Enrollment Quadruples
Prescott, Arizona is loaded with young men and women excited about woodworking, thanks to woodshop instructor Tom Bockman. more..


MIT Hobby Shop
Proof that working with your hands is good for your mind Under the basketball court, in the basement of the 80 year old Armory building on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus is more..


Fresh Wood - Student Competition
The Fresh Wood Competition is always my first stop at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fair, which is held bi-annually in Las Vegas. more..


Math Teacher Restarts Woodshop - Students Excel
When I was a college student, I worked at a cabinet shop.  The shop's owner was a gifted craftsman, but he knew very little math. more..


The New England Association of Woodworking Teachers
In the late 1990s, Jack Grube's woodshop program at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire was successful—well equipped, generously funded and fully enrolled. more..


­Helping Teens Learn Life Skills through Boatbuilding
Traditional wooden boatbuilding is uncommon, even here in Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” The handful of woodworkers that practice boatbuilding are more..


Virginia Students Build 1000 Toy Trucks for Charity
Iteach construction technology at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.  more..


Big Show in Michigan
what's keeping public school woodshop programs vibrant these days? In Michigan, the answer is­ MITES, the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society. more..