Total recall

totalrecall1There have always been lots of jigs available to help construct the two most revered woodworking joints — dovetails and mortise and tenon. Some of the better manual jigs can get pretty expensive and those high-end ones are now running up against technology. Small CNC routing centers such as the HandiBot, Shark and Piranha Fx have made the technology much more affordable, and they can do something with which woodworkers often have a problem: they remember.

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New Products

Solution MD edgebanders

Solution MD edgebanders

STEFANI’S Solution MD edgebanders features new devices and options that have been developed with a focus on the perfect joint line and higher versatility of use.

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New Products

Tools & Machines

Aggregate heads: A new angle of approach

Aggregate heads: A new angle of approach

An aggregate head is essentially a 90-degree gearbox that is designed to allow a CNC to be set up with more than one tool and/or more than one angle of approach.

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Tools & Machines

Wood Markets

Cherry supply is up, but demand is down

Time will tell as to whether the industry will embrace the cherry comeback, as one hardwood supplier put it. The ready availability of the rich red-hued species is not translating to sales that would normally be expected. Louis Irion of Irion Lumber...

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Wood Markets

Editor's Picks

Buoyed by a backlog

Buoyed by a backlog

Andy Sutherland, owner of New Hampshire Woodworks in Manchester, N.H., had a ready answer to a question about running a successful custom shop:

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Airing it out

Airing it out

Why would a woodshop want to add pneumatic capabilities?

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Center of your universe

Center of your universe

They’re called either combination, multi-purpose or multi-function machines. Their most obvious advantage might not actually be their best feature.

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Kicking the tires

Kicking the tires

Making a sizeable investment in CNC capabilities isn’t just about buying a machine. It’s also about new techniques and new partners in production; presale education and post-sale technical support; floor space and dust collect...

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