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Fine Furnishings shows see attendance gains

Attendance was up at the two Fine Furnishings shows in 2014, according to producer Karla Little. The Milwaukee show, held Oct. 3-5, had a 17 percent increase at the gate, while att...

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Wood Markets

Red alder maintains its regional appeal

Red alder is the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest, avai...

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Suppliers gamble with exotic hardwood stock

Suppliers gamble with exotic hardwood stock

Exotic hardwood suppliers have to gamble a bit when deciding what to k...

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Features

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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Brave new world

Brave new world

Any woodworker today with a bit of gray in his beard remembers the late 1970s when C.S. Onsrud Inc. came out with its magical “inverted router.” It was a small, very affordable machine that let even a one-man shop safely use t...

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Living on the edge

Living on the edge

Every now and then a customer comes in who wants something a little different. One of the most requested items is a table with live edges — where the bark has been removed, but the edges haven’t been machined straight.

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