Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Upstate, but always in touch

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

upstate_leadSaranac Hollow Woodworking has a 20-year history in upstate New York of offering custom cabinets, furniture and casework. Owner Hal Moore studied under Wendel Castle and got his start working at another shop that he eventually bought.

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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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Avoid upgrade anxiety

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

cnc_upgradesThe biggest problem with software is that it’s constantly changing. Of course, that’s also the attraction. The second biggest problem is that software engineers and management gurus arbitrarily invent new terminology — and then expect that the rest of us will intuitively “get” it.

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Northern niche

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

northern_leadDon Johnson is a custom cabinetmaker with more than 35 years of experience who prefers to work alone.

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