Where in the world …?

world2Sometimes it seems there are more tools than cabinets on an install. Custom casework often has to work around obstacles and making things fit perfectly means having the right tools available. In a remote location, that means hauling everything to the site, from generators to glue guns. It takes a little planning to keep track of all the job-site tools, protect them from weather and sticky ...

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New Products

T-487 low-profile glue and staple block

T-487 low-profile glue and staple block

TENN-TEX PLASTICS offers its new T-487 low-profile glue and staple block with a base length of 11/16”, ideal for connecting panels or face frames where space is limited, according to the company. For information, visit www.tenntex.com. This articl...

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Tools & Machines

KCD Software rolls out new design program

KCD Software rolls out new design program

KCD Software released Version 10 of its closet and cabinet design program, offering new features to help shops boost production and efficiency.

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Wood Markets

Price and availability boost African mahogany

Price and availability boost African mahogany

For the last 10 to 20 years, price and availability have turned woodworkers on to various African species for their mahogany needs. Genuine or Honduran mahogany is still available, but the high cost limits its purchase to very high-end and unique pro...

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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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