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The value in veneer

Written by John English Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

veneer1Merriam-Webster defines veneer as “a layer of wood of superior value or excellent grain to be glued to an inferior wood,” or “any of the thin layers bonded together to form plywood.”

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Cut the cord

Written by John English Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

cord1About half of all cordless power tools on Earth have been purchased in either North America or Europe (26 and 24 percent, respectively). So it’s no surprise that these two markets are at the forefront when it comes to changes in battery technology.

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Art in architecture

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

art1Steve Benson’s passion in life shines through in his work at J.S. Benson Architectural Millwork, Windows & Doors in Middlebury, Vt. As company president, Benson has always had a knack for the woodworking trade and has become an expert on what the industry refers to as fenestrations. These skillful arrangements come in the form of windows and doors with proper openings on buildings for purposes of beauty, historical accuracy and functions such as energy conservation.

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Buoyed by a backlog

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

backlog1Andy Sutherland, owner of New Hampshire Woodworks in Manchester, N.H., had a ready answer to a question about running a successful custom shop:

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The additive advantage

Written by John English Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

add_advSince the Industrial Revolution, factories have used a process called subtraction to manufacture precision parts. One starts with something a little larger than the final piece and whittles away at it with routers, saw blades, grinders, sanders and other abrasive or incisive (cutting) machines, until what’s left is what’s needed.

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