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Dust is the devil

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

Walk through the shop and touch some flat, horizontal surfaces. If your fingers leave even a small a track in the dust, you have a problem. It’s sometimes called migrant or “fugitive” waste.

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Edgebanding: Sources, new materials and more

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

Rehau is a Bavarian town of about 9,000 residents in Germany near the Czech border, a couple of hundred miles north of Munich. It has been around awhile — the name itself dates from 1234 A.D. and the town is a lot older than that.

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A visionary in Vermont

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

vermont1Since 1992, Kevin Hastings has grown his Vermont woodworking company, Amoskeag Woodworking, into a full-service business for commercial and residential millwork, cabinetry and lumber production.

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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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