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York County veteran finds new passion after service with woodworking

Tyler Barnhart joined the military at the age of 21. In 2009, he was injured during a training exercise and was medically discharged. While battling depression, he was introduced to woodworking as a way of therapy. “When I got home, I struggled with it big time because that was my dream. I loved the military …

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Inmate’s woodworking projects recognized by Wyoming sheriff’s office

GILLETTE, Wyo. — For the past nine months, Juan Guajardo Jr. has been taking up temporary residence at the Campbell County jail. Serving time while awaiting a sentence for check fraud and bringing drugs into jail, Guajardo quickly earned a spot on the work block outside crew. He clocks in at 7:30 a.m. and clocks …

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These 15 Woodworking Projects Are Awesome for Every Skill Level

Woodworking is an incredibly rewarding hobby that can last a lifetime, and be passed down through generations of sons and daughters. And, it requires little more than basic woodworking skills, a battery of power and hand tools, some free time, and a little inspiration (that’s where we come in). Here are 15 woodworking projects taken straight from the pages of Popular Mechanics, …

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Soldier Simon Wilkerson Finds Peace In Woodwork After Serving Almost A Decade

Simon Wilkerson from the Columbia River Gorge Washington served in the United States Army for almost ten years. He was medically retired from injuries sustained during combat. After exiting the service Wilkerson felt many different emotions and was unsure of what his next step would be. Simon knew that he loved working with his hands, …

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Carving a New Path: Penguins Players ‘Saw’ Something in Woodworking

Many people picked up new hobbies over last year and a half as they spent a lot more time at home because of the pandemic. And a few of the Penguins have one in common: woodworking. Mike Matheson, Zach Aston-Reese, Marcus Pettersson and Tristan Jarry all stayed busy with different projects that vary in scale, from crafting coasters, cutting and …

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Milwaukee mom turns pandemic hobby into empowering woodworking business

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A Milwaukee mom watched a YouTube video, picked up a hammer, and now has a thriving business. Tonda Thompson finds peace in the buzz of a circular saw. “Working in this woodshop was therapeutic,” said Thompson, founder of She Slangs Wood. Constructing functional furniture got this mother through the coronavirus pandemic. She even …

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Girl Scouts honor late grandmother with woodworking project

Girl Scouts Julia Cardi, Reagan Treharne, Ashleigh Doering and Jordyn Kollen from Troop #731 earned their Silver Awards when they presented a set of handcrafted mahogany benches and cedar planter boxes to the members of Peconic Landing retirement community in Greenport, N.Y. (Courtesy Peconic Landing.) GREENPORT, NY — Four Girl Scouts earned their Silver Awards with …

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How an inclusive woodworking class makes craft more welcoming

The hum of saws and the haze of sawdust fills the air at the Ville Cooperative community centre in Fredericton as several students try their hand at woodworking joinery. Clare Tahershamsi is teaching the course that is a University of New Brunswick leisure learning program. It is open to the public. The four-week course is aimed at teaching basic wood …

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Journey Beyond The Spectrum To A Woodworking Success

The Autism Spectrum Disorder, more commonly called as ASD of Autism, is a condition that could have wide-ranging symptoms for people. Difficulties in social interaction, communication, and focus on certain interests can limit people with autism and may further lead to behavioral challenges. But this isn’t the case for everyone. Despite unique challenges, there are …

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