Welcome to the future

future1This May, our woodshop built nine sink vanities for the bathrooms in a local hotel’s expansion project. There was a mix of left-hand and right-hand units, and the granite tops tapered from 26” deep at one end to 8” deep at the other. As with most jobs, the schedule was tight and the granite didn’t arrive until the day the vanities were delivered.

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New Products

Trend hinge jig

Trend hinge jig

TREND’S SKELETON HINGE JIG helps hang doors quickly, efficiently and accurately with minimum setup, according to the company.

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Tools & Machines

Bosch offers new FatPack battery

Bosch offers new FatPack battery

Bosch Tool Group introduced the 6-Ah, 18-volt lithium-ion FatPack battery in May, model BAT622, featuring an extended runtime of up to 45 percent over standard 4-Ah battery packs, according to the company. The product will be on display at the compan...

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Wood Markets

Bright days continue for black walnut sales

Bright days continue for black walnut sales

Used for making fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, musical instruments and more, black walnut is selling regularly, but the price is concerning both sellers and buyers, according to hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Editor's Picks

Men of steel

Men of steel

Take one craftsman with an established shop, add a businessman who owns another shop and mix thoroughly. It’s been a recipe for success at National Woodwork in Pittsburgh.

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Updating a classic

Updating a classic

In one form or another, Rainier Woodworking Co. has been making cabinets for Puget Sound customers since 1957. Scott Reader bought the Tacoma, Wash.-based shop in 2001 and has established an efficient nested-based manufacturing op...

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The damage done by dust

The damage done by dust

We breathe in two types of wood dust — organic and inorganic. The former can be spores or fungi released by deteriorating lumber, pollens, seeds, oils, plant toxins, pesticides and so on. Inorganic dust in the woodshop is primar...

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Passionate in Portland

Passionate in Portland

Do what you do best. It’s the simple advice that’s often the best advice and it seems to be working out pretty well for Mike Redmond at Creative Woodworking NW in Portland, Ore.

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