Process and profit

process_profit_1Familiar tasks such as milling profiles or assembling doors are part of production, so it’s easy to see how they can affect the bottom line in a positive way. But it’s harder to envision any profit in moving materials around the woodshop. This is nothing but a chore — and an expensive one at that.

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New Products

DeWalt Portable Power Station

DeWalt Portable Power Station

DEWALT introduces the 1800-watt Portable Power Station, model DCB1800.

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New Products

Tools & Machines

Anderson America offers ‘future-proof’ capability for routers

Anderson America offers ‘future-proof’ capability for routers

Anderson America has a new program in effect to ensure that all Anderson CNC routers manufactured this year and in the future will be fully aggregate ready and capable. The initiative is touted as a way users can “future proof” their machines in ...

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Tools & Machines

Wood Markets

Hickory sales boosted by rustic reawakening

Hickory sales boosted by rustic reawakening

An ongoing demand for furniture, casework and flooring with a rustic appearance has kept hickory sales at its peak lately, according to suppliers interviewed by Woodshop News. The species is unique from other domestic hardwoods as the white sapwood p...

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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

Broader horizons

Broader horizons

From countertops to range hoods, flooring, backsplashes and even appliance panels, today’s designers work in a variety of media to create an ergonomically and aesthetically fulfilling environment. Wood alone doesn’t supply all...

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Drawn to the drawing board

Drawn to the drawing board

On his list of favorite things to do, David Marshall puts designing and constructing wood stairs at the top.

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A family foundation

A family foundation

Kountry Kraft sits in the sprawling countryside of Newmanstown, Pa., producing custom cabinetry and casework for every room in the home. What began in a four-car garage in 1959 is now a 96,000-sq.-ft. factory with about 100 employ...

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