Here is the answer to my e-mail from Wood magazine. It is as follows:
Thank you for the message. WOOD magazine only had publishing rights not design rights to the toothpick holder. The toothpick holder was designed by a non-staff designer. You can't make and sell the holders, however, you can make them and give them away as gifts. See the explanation below:
Please refer to issue 168, February/March 2006, page 12.
Most of the projects are designed by our editorial staff; a few, purchased from outside craftsmen. To find out if a project is staff designed, check the names at the end of the article and compare those names with the staff listed in the front of the magazine.
For staff-designed projects, you can make as many as you like for yourself or as personal gifts. But we put a limit of 25 on these projects if you intend to sell them. This prevents the mass manufacture of our copyrighted projects. Projects designed by non-staff designers can be built only for yourself or as gifts for others. You cannot sell those projects.
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