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(November 2007) The Woodcraft Veterans Day Turn for TROOPS Turn-a-thon has produced results that none of us would have expected, with an amazing 10,519 pens being turned and shipped to the Middle East. What an outstanding response! We increased from 6,003 last year which is over a 75% jump!

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(October 2008) For a fifth year, the Woodcraft stores from Boston to Honolulu are inviting the general public to participate in a pen turn-a-thon event during Veterans Day – Saturday, November 8, 2008 – to craft wooden, high quality pens for American servicemen and women actively deployed overseas as a reminder that people back home remember and appreciate their efforts, company officials announced.

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(October 2009) For a sixth year, Woodcraft stores nationwide will conduct turn-a-thons making handmade pens during Veteran’s Day Weekend, Saturday November 7, 2009, with the goal of making and then sending thousands of handcrafted pens to American service personnel actively deployed overseas. The public is encouraged to participate.

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Woodcraft Supply is celebrating 90 years as a major woodworking industry retailer with 76 retail stores in 35 states, including Hawaii.

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(October 2011) You can honor an American soldier by turning a wooden pen during the eighth annual Turn for Troops National Turn-a-thon at Woodcraft stores nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 12. Since the first national turn-a-thon in 2004, Woodcraft has sent a total of 75,000 (12,568 in 2010) one-a-kind wood pens to American service personnel actively deployed overseas and in rehabilitation facilities in the US. In addition to the annual turn-a-thon, some stores schedule multiple Turn for Troops events, and many Woodcraft customers and employees turn pens on their own.

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(October 2013) Woodcraft will mark a decade of sponsoring its annual Turn for Troops National Turn-a-thon when volunteer woodturners gather at Woodcraft stores nationwide on the weekend of Nov. 9-10 to craft pens for men and women in the armed forces.

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(October, 2014) More than 13,000 one-of-a-kind wood pens crafted at Woodcraft’s 11th Turn for Troops National Turn-a-Thon are on their way overseas and to rehabilitation centers – gifts for military personnel who serve to protect the United States. 

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2018 Chad McClung took over as chief editor of Woodcraft Magazine.

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Scott and Suzy Phillips offer 13 unique woodworking projects – including a wood bike and custom knives – for “The American Woodshop’s” silver anniversary season.

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Much like in woodworking, where the craft is passed on from generation to generation with a mentor leading the way, the same concept applies to the Woodcraft Franchise business…it can transcend generations! Learn more and continue the woodworking tradition in a business you own!

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