Peak performance

peak3Having left a steady job in the lumber industry to start a custom woodworking business in his late 20s, Dustin Sanders is glad he stuck with his gut instinct. Now 31, Sanders made the decision in 2012 to leave a large lumber distributor he had worked at for almost a decade. He took his networking and woodworking skills to ...

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New Products

Bosch 18-volt reciprocating saw

Bosch 18-volt reciprocating saw

BOSCH offers a new 18-volt reciprocating saw with a variable-speed trigger, allowing tradesmen to ease into a cut without concerns about potential binding or kickback, according to the company.

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New Products

Tools & Machines

Colonial Saw rolls out CNC profile grinder

Colonial Saw rolls out CNC profile grinder

Colonial Saw offers the new UTMA P20 CNC profile grinder for producing custom cutters, molder heads, router bits and more.

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Tools & Machines

Wood Markets

Walnut keeps up a steady selling pace

Woodworkers can’t get enough walnut — even if prices rise, according to lumber distributors interviewed by Woodshop News.

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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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Features

Full speed ahead

Full speed ahead

An axis is a direction or a line of travel, so the head on a 3-axis CNC machine can travel in three linear directions: forward and back (X), left and right (Y), plus up and down (Z). In woodshops, these machines are usually employ...

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Lean, clean and simple

Lean, clean and simple

It’s hard to keep up with manufacturing technology and also the vast glossary of new terms that it has generated. In a rush to be “innovative,” many leading woodshop machine manufacturers have followed the lead of the comput...

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Peak performance

Peak performance

Having left a steady job in the lumber industry to start a custom woodworking business in his late 20s, Dustin Sanders is glad he stuck with his gut instinct. Now 31, Sanders made the decision in 2012 to leave a large lumber distr...

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Features