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Outsourcing on call

Written by John English Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

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 sensations

Written by John English Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

sensations_microfenceHaving 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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Coastal connection

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 June 2017 00:00

coastal_shopSteve 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 architectural products and ornamental wood components and using just about any type of hardwood.

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Through thick and thin

Written by John English Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

Apollo_ECO_SeriesPowder coating equipment is moving into more and more woodshops because MDF’s density and uniform surface are so well-suited to the technology. The move is also ramping up because powder coating is a one-step process that can save a great deal of time. And it allows woodshops to offer an endless array of colors in a tough, durable surface.

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Edgebanding is anything but ordinary

Written by John English Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

edgebandingAs with most woodshop techniques, edgebanding can be discussed in terms of scale. It runs the gamut from a hands-on, one-cabinet-door-at-a-time benchtop activity to a fully automated industrial process where machines do all the work. The banding itself comes in a variety of formats from wood veneer to acrylics, melamine, metals and plastics such as PVC and ABS.

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