Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

From concept to kit boat

Written by Dieter Loibner Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

51_featureThe center console skiff gently skipped through the ripples of Puget Sound. The cool air left a sting on face and hands, and the okoume on the inside of the hull gleamed in the pallid sun, but the driver’s eyes were glued to the GPS, which showed 23 knots with a nearly wide-open throttle and a fair current. That’s not exactly retina-searing stuff for an 18-foot, 5-inch powerboat, but considering the minuscule 20-hp 4-stroke hung on the stern, it was remarkable.

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Only the beginning

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00

26_featureLocated in Flagstaff, Ariz., Distinctive Woodworks Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and installer of fine cabinets, moldings and wood interiors for commercial and residential clients. Owner Brad Clark has a team of eight experienced professionals focused on quality and customer satisfaction. From design to install, the team understands its role in producing well-built products on time.

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Another step into the future

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00

30_featureCompanies are redefining the future of CNC machinery by providing the market with a host of smaller, easier-to-use machines, giving woodworkers a number of new options. Whether shops are purchasing an entry-level CNC or simply want to save money, these new machines address affordability, ease-of-use and space issues without compromising speed and precision.

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What goes around, comes around

Written by John English Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00

36_featuer_1The keys to surviving, and even thriving, in a tight market are to keep costs down and offer something new. Woodturning might just be the answer.

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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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