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Woodworkers praise the many faces of plywood

Woodworkers praise the many faces of plywood

It's not that fast or dirt-cheap, but it can be that easy, according to woodworking experts who speak fondly of plywood's many merits.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Retirees share love of woodworking

Retirees share love of woodworking

STERLING, Ill. | Lloyd Beckman and Tom Boerjan have much in common.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Retirees share love of woodworking

Retirees share love of woodworking

Retiree Tom Boerjan, 59, of Rock Falls, Ill., shows off a bowl that was turned on a lathe and set off to dry at the home of fellow retiree Lloyd Beckman, 68, in Sterling, Ill. The two men share a love of woodworking they refer to as "sawdust therapy." 

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
Retirees share love of woodworking

Retirees share love of woodworking

Lloyd Beckman, 68, turns a piece of wood on a lathe at his Sterling, Ill., home. Beckman began dabbling in the art form 12 years ago, when he retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. He and fellow retiree Tom Boerjan, 59, of Rock Falls, Ill., share a love of woodworking and refer to it…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois woodworker works 'between the centuries'

Illinois woodworker works 'between the centuries'

Lon Simpson Jr. stands in his custom furniture and millwork shop in Nauvoo, Ill. Simpson says his shop is “a hybrid” where modern-day tools vie for space with vintage items he needs and uses in his work.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois woodworker works 'between the centuries'

Illinois woodworker works 'between the centuries'

NAUVOO, Ill. | Lon Simpson Jr. easily straddles the centuries just standing in his custom furniture and millwork shop.

September 08, 2012 7:45 pm
D&L Wood Products Inc.

D&L Wood Products Inc.

D&L Wood Products Inc. owner Bob Ligda stands in his warehouse in Crown Point. The business that designs, fabricates and installs custom architectural millwork now operates out of a 20,000-square-feet space that 25 employees occupy.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
D&L Wood Products

D&L Wood Products

D&L Wood Products owner Bob Ligda started his custom millwork and casework business in 1992 in Crown Point.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
Woodworkers display craftiness at fair

Woodworkers display craftiness at fair

The Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association invites the public to visit the its booth Friday through Monday at the Lake County Fair.

August 04, 2010 12:00 am
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