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Moisture meters can mean all the difference

Written by John English Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

moisture2Every woodworker knows that wood expands and contracts and we build to accommodate that. We use joinery that allows panels and boards to grow or shrink across the grain as they react to changes in humidity. Moisture can also affect our work in other ways. For example, it can delaminate plywood by causing veneers or adhesives to fail. Water can be detrimental to finishes, too.

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Kicking the tires

Written by John English Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

kicking1Making a sizeable investment in CNC capabilities isn’t just about buying a machine. It’s also about new techniques and new partners in production; presale education and post-sale technical support; floor space and dust collection; employee training; new computer programs and even electrical contractors.

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Tiptop countertops

Written by Ann Goebel Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

contertops1Any countertop is just a plain slab until it becomes a work of art. Give the craftsmen at The Southside Woodshop in Norfolk, Va., planks of wood and a variety of tools and they’ll create a masterful sculpture by melding, carving and smoothing to reveal the natural beauty in every piece.

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Better with age

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

michael_humphriesMichael Humphries Woodworking recently celebrated its 40th year in business with an anniversary party that honored past and present clients. Located in Northfield, Mass., the turnkey company offers custom design, fabrication, finishing and installation of furniture, cabinetry and architectural millwork.

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Airing it out

Written by John English Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

airing1Why would a woodshop want to add pneumatic capabilities?

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