Saugus High School woodshop students shave teacher Leonard Friedman's 30-year-old beard.
Saugus High School woodshop students shave teacher Leonard Friedman's 30-year-old beard.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Stiles Machinery challenged woodshop students across the country to show what their teacher was willing to do to win a new woodworking machine. What Saugus, CA-based Saugus High School teacher Leonard Friedman would do was allow students to shave his 30-year-old beard.

That proved to be the winning entry in Stiles Machinery's ‘What Will Your Teacher Do for a Free Woodworking Machine?” video contest. For the grand prize, the school gets its choice of an Ironwood FX750 Spindle Shaper, Ironwood JT300 Jointer, Ironwood CUT18 Cut Off Saw or an Ironwood BR23 Boring Machine.

Bates Technical College in Tacoma, WA, was named runner-up for its video which “shot” the teacher out of a cannon.

Stiles, which launched the video contest as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, said the contest also helped further expand its "commitment to the future generation of woodworkers." Stiles shared video entries across the company’s social media platforms, with the public voting for their favorite.

Visit StilesMachinery.com/50 view the winning entries and for additional details related to the company's celebration campaign. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Stiles has regional offices in High Point, NC; Toms River, NY; Coppell, TX; and Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The nation's largest supplier of  woodworking machinery, Stiles Machinery is a member of the HOMAG Group.

 

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