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STERLING, Ill. | Lloyd Beckman and Tom Boerjan have much in common.
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."
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…
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.
NAUVOO, Ill. | Lon Simpson Jr. easily straddles the centuries just standing in his custom furniture and millwork shop.
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.
D&L Wood Products owner Bob Ligda started his custom millwork and casework business in 1992 in Crown Point.
The Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association invites the public to visit the its booth Friday through Monday at the Lake County Fair.
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