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Every now and again I like to send what we call a shout-out edition of the newsletter. These help friends and colleagues inform you of events important to woodworkers. These events do not necessarily have anything to do with Hock Tools, but they serve our collective woodworking community, so that's good enough for me.

You may already know I've recently joined the board of The Krenov Foundation, and it is my great pleasure to be part of a non-profit that raises dollars to hand over to hardworking woodworkers and students of woodworking.

This summer, TKF is offering a Professional Development Award of $2,500 to an emerging fine woodworker who is taking this profession to the next level as an artist-in-residence, or as a visiting scholar at a nationally recognized woodworking school or craft center.

If that shoe fits one of your feet, please check out The Krenov Foundation's website. We've also included all the information you need below in this Shout-Out Edition of Sharp & to the Point.

Of course if there's anything you need from Hock Tools, please let me know.

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TKF Professional Development Award
D E A D L I N E   A U G U S T  3 1,  2 0 1 6!

The Krenov Foundation is delighted to initiate its first
Professional Development Award for emerging professional woodworkers:

$2,500 will be awarded to an emerging
fine woodworking professional to assist
that person as an artist-in-residence, or as a
visiting scholar at a nationally recognized
woodworking school or craft center.

  • The award may be used for any residency that begins no later than December 31, 2017.
  • Applications for the award will be accepted until August 31, 2016.
  • If you, or any of your colleagues, would like to be considered for this award, please submit your application by email by the August 31, 2016 deadline to:

Linda Turner, TKF Treasurer 




Application Requirements

1. Resume.
2. A minimum of 4 years of experience as a woodworking professional.
3. Statement of Purpose, i.e. what do you hope to accomplish during your residency and how will it assist you in achieving your long term goals as a professional woodworker (1 page maximum).
4. Brief financial summary justifying the need for financial assistance.
5. A minimum of one, and preferably two Letters of  Recommendation that address the applicant's skill level and commitment to the woodworking profession.
6. Digital photographs of at least 3 woodworking projects or pieces of furniture that demonstrate the skill level and craftsmanship of the applicant.

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated Craftsmanship/Talent - 30%
2. Relevance of Residency to Professional Goals - 30%
3. Financial Need - 25%
4. Letter(s) of Recommendation - 15%
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