Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Slicing and dicing, lasers put work in a new light

Written by John English Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

lasers1For decades, the only contact that most woodshops had with lasers was when there was an occasional award plaque to build or a panel to engrave. Lasers weren’t considered mainstream woodshop equipment and most shops just subbed out the work.

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Passion in Pittsburgh

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

pitsburgh2I Design: Bruce Berman is a custom furniture shop in Pittsburgh that’s been in business for more than 40 years, well before the introduction of the iPhone or iPad.

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Green equals green

Written by John English Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

greenCoatings manufacturers seem to be notching up their green identities this year at a faster pace than we’ve seen in awhile. And they are not only accepting the role that watchdog organizations play, but they are actively embracing and sometimes even involving these environmental groups in decision making.

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Revival in Ohio

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

ohio2Formerly based in Monroe, Ohio, The Woodworking Shop has experienced so much growth in the last couple of years that it recently expanded into a larger, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. Company owner and founder Mark Sams says the lack of space in the previous shop (7,500 sq. ft.) hindered the company from taking on more projects and had him turning down work every day.

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The history behind glue’s holding pattern

Written by John English Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

It’s pretty astounding when you think about it. Dress a couple of board edges on the jointer, spread a little glue, clamp for an hour or two … and they’re united for life!

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