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Polished and proven

Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

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When a visitor opens the door to Village Woodworking in Sarasota, Fla., he enters a large showroom filled with 11 full-size kitchens. The majority of them feature frameless cabinetry with high-gloss finishes, stainless-steel appliances, and the latest in hardware, including push-to-open drawers and custom-fit storage options. Down a short hallway is the entrance to a 25,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. For owner Kim Alvis, it is a far cry from how he started his woodworking career in the early 1970s.

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High time for a hybrid saw

Written by Charlie Self Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

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It's not uncommon to have a small shop's single table saw tied up when there's a need for a series of cuts that only a table saw can do well. Is it time to panic or time to move another saw into position and start cutting?

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Making a solid connection

Written by John English Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:40

34_solid_connection_02Traditional joinery methods - dovetails, dowels and tenons - have been with us for a very long time and have served us well. Unfortunately, some of them require a lot of time to lay out, mill and clamp. In the current business climate, more than at any other period in recent history, time truly is money.

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Old Yankee Ingenuity

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:36

41_old_yankee_newA commitment to quality craftsmanship is the cornerstone of success at Yankee Remodeler of New London Inc. The business operates as a general contractor offering commercial construction and residential services, both of which include custom woodworking jobs.

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When opposites attract

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:31

44_oppositesAt first glance, Carl Johnson and Alison Swann-Ingram appear to be an odd combination to have merged their separate woodworking businesses into Franklin Street Fine Woodwork in Tampa, Fla.

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