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New Tools=New Skills: Custom Laser Etching by Would Works

New Tools=New Skills: Custom Laser Etching by Would Works

July 01, 2018

Thanks to a generous in-kind-donation from an outstanding member of our woodworking community, Would Works is now equipped with a state of the art laser engraver.  This allows us to custom engrave any of our existing products, or design new branded products for businesses, TV shows (it is LA after all), or private events.

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Getting down with the Garcettis at the Getty House Holiday Fair

Getting down with the Garcettis at the Getty House Holiday Fair

December 11, 2017

We had great sales and community engagement at Engage LA: The Gift of Giving--a LA social enterprise holiday fair hosted by Mayor Garcetti and the Getty House Board of Directors.

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Custom menu boards for Dominique Ansel's New L.A. Restaurant

Custom menu boards for Dominique Ansel's New L.A. Restaurant

November 08, 2017

We just completed 350 units of custom menu presenters for the world famous chef's new LA bakery & restaurant: 189 by Dominique Ansel 

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Nick Offerman Matching Fundraiser Was a Huge Success!

Nick Offerman Matching Fundraiser Was a Huge Success!

October 31, 2017

Our first major fundraising campaign was a huge success thanks to Nick Offerman and the 675 generous donors from around the globe who pitched in to help us raise a total of $55,565 in two weeks!

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Meet our Workshop Leader Krys

Meet our Workshop Leader Krys

October 26, 2017

Our inspiring workshop leader, Krys Shelley, made a video about their journey to Would Works and how having the opportunity to work can profoundly change a life.

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500 Wood Horses Cross the Finish Line!

500 Wood Horses Cross the Finish Line!

October 10, 2017

We are busy working on a large custom commission for Tingomo--another great Los Angeles-based social enterprise.

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Building Enzo Mari furniture

Building Enzo Mari furniture

August 08, 2017

We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Offerman Woodshop and Angel City Lumber on this custom furniture commission.

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Angel City Lumber... emphasis on the angel

Angel City Lumber... emphasis on the angel

July 27, 2017

Angel City Lumber's Jeff Perry and Charles DeRosa have come to the rescue of Would Works by sharing their space with us.

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July notes from the shop floor

July notes from the shop floor

July 21, 2017

Ali, Jerome, and Joe were sanding and hand rubbing oil on a new set of white oak boards. The room was filled with the sounds of sanders and classic rock blasting on the radio.

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Would Works & Nick Offerman partner for version 2.0

Would Works & Nick Offerman partner for version 2.0

July 08, 2017

We're back in action and better than ever thanks to the generosity of wood worker and actor Nick Offerman.

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Would Works member builds interactive exhibit about zoning policy in Skid Row

Would Works member builds interactive exhibit about zoning policy in Skid Row

June 09, 2017

Would Works team member, RH Lee helped local artist Rosten Woo build an educational and playable mini-golf course at The Skid Row History Museum & Archive.

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Would Works on show at Offerman Woodshop’s Pleasure Faire

Would Works on show at Offerman Woodshop’s Pleasure Faire

November 12, 2016

Today we participated in Offerman Workshop’s inaugural Pleasure Faire.
It's a cornucopia of inspiration for those who appreciate hand made things.

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