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No wallflowers here

Written by John English Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

wallflower1Leaning against the wall isn’t generally regarded as the most productive stance. But in the case of panel saws, it can be. A vertical panel saw has two big advantages over a sliding table saw or beam saw. It takes up a lot less floor space and it can be much easier to load.

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Passionate in Portland

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

passionate2Do what you do best. It’s the simple advice that’s often the best advice and it seems to be working out pretty well for Mike Redmond at Creative Woodworking NW in Portland, Ore.

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Hard choices

Written by John English Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

hard1It’s a cliché — it’s bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded. Everything depends on one swing. That’s how crucial the right hardware decision can be: adding this one final element to a project can often elevate it to the big leagues or send it down to the minors.

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Keeping your house in order

Written by John English Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

house1Routine maintenance is a pain. The very nature of it means that we have to stop what we’re doing and perform chores. It’s like having to pull over and buy gas when you’re already late for a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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Staying ahead of the game

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

stayingahead1Beech Tree Woodworks in Olympia, Wash., focuses on using environmentally friendly materials to produce furniture and cabinetry for the local residential market.

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