Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Service call

Written by John English Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

service1The old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” makes a lot of sense. But woodshops still need to do routine maintenance or else machines and production both suffer. While shops are relying more and more on high tech, software-driven equipment or outsourcing, the daily workload in most woodshops is still handled by machines and cutters that need a little routine TLC.

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Center of your universe

Written by John English Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

universe1They’re called either combination, multi-purpose or multi-function machines. Their most obvious advantage might not actually be their best feature.

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From humble beginnings

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

humble1Lurk Custom Cabinets in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., is a family affair. Led by Mike Lurk and his wife, Mary, four sons have joined the crew in a monstrous 33,000-sq.-ft. facility that has been building custom cabinetry and furniture since 1993.

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At home in Oklahoma

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

oklahoma1You can almost hear the pitchman say, “Want a quality cabinet? Go to Quality Cabinet in Jenks, Oklahoma.”

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Outsourcing overload

Written by John English Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

overload1Unfortunately, a custom shop has limits. But fortunately, the woodshop industry has a solution in outsourcing. By purchasing cabinet or furniture components already made and/or finished and working them into the shop’s existing offerings, a small business can significantly expand its catalog and also run several jobs at the same time. It’s an easy way to grow a business as long as the suppliers are reliable.

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