Outsourcing on call

outsourcingTwenty-four years ago, Max Hunter and his family founded one of the first woodshops that was specifically designed to make parts for other cabinetmakers. It didn’t evolve from a small custom cabinet shop: it was built for outsourcing.

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New Products

Milwaukee vehicle charger

Milwaukee vehicle charger

MILWAUKEE has a new vehicle charger for its M18 and M12 battery packs.

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New Products

Tools & Machines

Amana Tool router bits coated for longer life

Amana Tool router bits coated for longer life

Amana Tool, a producer of specialized solid-carbide and carbide-tipped cutting tools, has a new line of CNC router bits with a special coating for extended tool life. The Spektra bits feature a nanocomposite coating, giving them extreme nano-hardness...

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Tools & Machines

Wood Markets

Hard maple sales make recent gains

Hard maple sales make recent gains

Hard maple (Acer saccharum) is just like any other commodity in the world of domestic hardwoods, where popularity rises and falls depending on consumer interest. Lately, suppliers say they’ve seen an uptick in interest on the retail side, particula...

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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

Coastal connection

Coastal connection

Steve Hanson, owner of Hanson Woodturning in the village of Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine, does anything but mundane lathe work. On a daily basis, he and his two full-timers find themselves engaged in making custom archite...

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New sensations

New sensations

Having been born and raised in Ireland, I can honestly say that a good jig — musical or woodshop — always lightens my heart. And here’s one that any casework installer will like.

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Outsourcing on call

Outsourcing on call

Twenty-four years ago, Max Hunter and his family founded one of the first woodshops that was specifically designed to make parts for other cabinetmakers. It didn’t evolve from a small custom cabinet shop: it was built for outsou...

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Features