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In this video Eric introduces us of steam bending wood in woodworking, and an acclaimed luthier, a maker of guitars or banjos, Bill Lester, who also happens to be an employee at our Nashville, Tennessee, store. Bill shows us how he steam bends wood for use in his handmade banjos. 

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Eric Gorges introduces us to intarsia—a beautiful form of woodworking. He interviews Justin Christensen, a.k.a. the "Scroll Saw Scribbler" and they review one of his cool scroll saw projects. 

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The Keene family supports the education of all woodworkers at Woodcraft, but they have a special passion for young people. Claire and Andrew work alongside their parents, Drew and Stephanie, at Woodcraft. It’s making a difference. “Having employees from a mix of age groups creates a more welcoming environment for all customers.” 

Ready to open the door to your own family business?

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Matthew Scher bought his first of six Woodcraft stores in 2005. Today, his son Dylan manages his largest store in Grand Rapids and is planning to purchase his first store from his father in 2023. Passing the Woodcraft legacy on to your children – what could be better?

Are you ready to open the door to your own business?

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Woodcraft’s proven business model was incredibly helpful for Mike Sauder when he bought five Woodcraft stores after leaving a completely different industry. Fast-forward 20 years, and Mike now owns six stores, with two of his sons playing an integral role in retail operations. Best of all, he is still loving it!  “It feels good to be part of a great team,” he said.

Create your own legacy!

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Neil Brown went from Woodcraft employee to store owner. He and his wife Susan knew nothing about retail or what it took to run a busy store. So the previous owner gave Neil the opportunity to learn the retail side of the business as an employee. Once he was ready to take on ownership, Woodcraft provided all the support the Browns needed to pursue their passion successfully.

Open the door to your own business!  

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Klay and Sara Heise have found the perfect balance by making use of their complementary skill sets as multi-store Woodcraft franchisees. Between having “amazing managers and staff,” great communication as spouses and the support of Woodcraft, the sky is the limit!

Are you ready to open the door to your best future?

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Woodcraft volunteers turned a record number of pens in the 2022 Turn for Troops Turn-a-Thon: 16,455, the third highest total in 19 years. The only totals that exceed the 2022 number are: 2009, 17,228, and 2018, 17,097. The 2021 total is 14,703. Pens will be given to active duty military personnel and those recovering from injuries.

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Sawstop safety system video blade brake mechanism article

SawStop's table saw safety system is amazing—and saves many woodworkers from horrific injuries and in some cases the loss of a finger or thumb. But how does it work? It reacts quickly, stopping the saw blade in less than 5 milliseconds! Read on to find out how.

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin, resident Drew Christensen is the proud owner of a brand-new SawStop Compact Table Saw and Stand after he was selected as Grand Prize Winner of the “Woodcraft Sawsome Sweepstakes!” Texas and Colorado residents won Runners-Up prizes. Woodcraft partnered with SawStop to sponsor the sweepstakes. 

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