Woodworking school to honor co-owners of PT products firm with Founders Award
By Peninsula Daily News staff
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Ferris and Moore will receive the award and be honored at the Founders’ Breakfast at the JFK Building at Fort Worden State Park from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday.
The Founders Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the woodworking school.
The award — instituted in 2012 by the school’s founders, Jim Tolpin, John Marckworth and Tim Lawson — is an acknowledgement of the role played by the community in creating the school.
Recipients are selected by the founders, and their names are displayed on a plaque at the school.
“Kiwi and Charlie have been supporters of the school from its earliest days,” said Tim Lawson, the school’s executive director.
“I recall John, Jim and I sitting down with Kiwi and Charlie in 2007 while we were exploring the idea of creating the school and getting their enthusiastic support and encouragement.
“We want to acknowledge that without their commitment to bringing the best wood to Port Townsend, there would not be a vibrant woodworking community in the area.
“We would not have the wealth of woodworking talent here, the shoulders on which the school stands.”
Ferris and Moore are accomplished woodworkers, boat builders and graduates of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.
They founded Edensaw Woods in 1984.
The Port Townsend firm is today a leading supplier of specialty wood, marine plywood and custom wood products both locally and nationally, according to the organization.
Edensaw is well-known for its active community involvement, the organization said, and in particular for the Edensaw Community Cancer Foundation.
For more information on Edensaw Woods, visit www.edensaw.com.
Last modified: March 10. 2013 12:38AM