Sticky business

arch_glueWe bond things together. It’s what woodshops do. Sometimes joinery or hardware helps, but the core of what we do is use adhesives to make natural and manmade products stick to themselves and to each other.

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New Products

Bosch carbide jigsaw blades

Bosch carbide jigsaw blades

BOSCH has new carbide jigsaw blades that are tough enough to hit a nail head and keep going, according to the company.

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New Products

Tools & Machines

ETemplate enhances ELaser Pro system

ETemplate enhances ELaser Pro system

ETemplate Systems, a provider of 3-D measuring and templating technology, recently updated its ELaser Pro system that creates an “intelligent” CAD model from a visit to a job site, allowing users to model as they measure. The updated technology c...

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Tools & Machines

Wood Markets

Alder as an alternative sells well with consumers

Alder as an alternative sells well with consumers

While it’s not used as often as some of its mainstream domestic counterparts, alder (Alnus rubra), also known as red alder, still strikes interest from those looking to incorporate a striking appearance in their projects. Native to the Pacific Nort...

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Wood Markets

Editor's Picks

Ahead of the curve

Ahead of the curve

Have you ever tried using “lattice” or “living” hinges to bend wood? As anyone who has looked into adding a laser to a CNC knows, you can do that with a laser. Today’s lasers don’t just engrave. They can also cut all t...

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Sleek and simple

Sleek and simple

The old catchphrase “minimalism” seems to be making the rounds again. About 30 years ago, it described architecture that exuded Northern European starkness — aluminum and plastic with the remnants of a modified Bauhaus influ...

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Living in Tomorrowland

Living in Tomorrowland

Technology is advancing at a mind-boggling speed. For example, an impressive number of cars can park themselves now and driverless vehicles are just about here. In the workplace, the odds are that most of your own car was made and...

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Home on the range

Home on the range

Cole Custom Cabinets of Casper, Wyo., does everything but grow the trees, as the owners like to say. The one-stop shop designs, builds, finishes and installs custom cabinetry and countertops for kitchens and baths, casework for ot...

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Features

Finding his way in Wilmington

Finding his way in Wilmington

Combining his formal business training with a passion for building cabinetry, Pete Steele, along with his former business partner, opened Astral Plane Woodworks in Wilmington, Del., in 1994. The custom shop has been going strong e...

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Hold the line and make the cut

Hold the line and make the cut

For a long time now, the most common way to position and hold work on a basic CNC table has been with T-slot devices. And, for most jobs, they function perfectly.

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Sanding tsunami

Sanding tsunami

While it’s the most effective way to achieve a perfect surface, sanding is also the most challenging to manage. There’s the debris, of course, which includes a lot more fines than other operations such as planing, routing or s...

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