Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Smarter solutions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

40_smartersolutions_01Software programs for the woodworking industry have developed significantly through the years to produce better solutions for shops of all sizes. And shops are relying on these innovations more than ever to keep ahead of the competition.

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Shooting to be a star

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

30_leadphoto_01While many people only dream of turning their hobby into a profession, Kevin Mack, the owner of Kevin Mack Fine Furniture in Malden, Mass., has made it a reality. After working as a carpenter for more than two decades, the maker of unique, heirloom-quality studio furniture managed to put himself on the map as a furniture maker in only five years.

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Lasers can change the landscape

Written by John English Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

36_featureA laser engraver in the woodshop is both a creative and a productive tool. With it, a shop can produce original art or duplicate something of a commercial nature. The learning curve is such that an imaginative employee with good intuitive skills can very quickly master both processes.

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A link to the past

Written by John English Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

42_featureTen miles north of Mitchell, S.D., a ring-necked pheasant crosses the gravel between snowy ditches. Beyond her is a wide lot surrounded by barns, sheds, a couple of newer metal buildings and, to the south, a handful of lonely cottonwoods hugging a draw. This is "Dances with Wolves" country. Wide open, endless sky. The only sound is wind.

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Right time, right place

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

30_featureArchitectural Woodcraft in Asheville, N.C., specializes in crafting high-quality artisan woodwork designed to complement any architectural style. Owner Craig Weis is always trying to push the limits of what can be offered to clients, handcrafting and installing cabinetry and millwork for both commercial projects and private residences.

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