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Craftsmanship comes to life

Written by Brooke C. Williams Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

56_featureMarine craftsmanship is alive and well in Maine, where harbors and waterways are heaven for a classic-boat junkie. The boating visitor shares waters with 19th century windjammers, workboats, restored wooden sailboats and recent launchings from such shops as Hinckley, French & Webb and Morris.

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Back in the saddle

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

34_featureA little more than 30 years ago, without any formal training to guide him, Jim Bucko started a custom woodworking company on pure determination. The shop, now called Custom Cabinets by Jim Bucko, serves the residential and commercial markets in the coastal community of Wildwood, N.J., fueled by Bucko’s long-term relationships with several of the area’s builders and developers.

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Fueling the future

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

52_featureRegardless of how the economy’s doing at any given point in time, a tremendous amount of attention is always given to woodworking education, signifying a sense of certainty that the industry has a future — provided the proper training is there.

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Family ties

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

Satisfying clients is the focus at Martin Woodworks, a family-owned-and-operated shop in West Warwick, R.I., specializing in premium custom cabinetry. Established by Joe Martin in 1988, the company works closely with designers, homeowners and contractors at every stage of a project.

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Regulation roulette

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

31_featureLocal, state and federal agencies establish safety and environmental regulations for finish shops — and for cabinet, furniture and refinish shops that do their own finishing. You are required to abide by these regulations or you could be fined.

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