Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

This shop has ‘MoFlow’

Monday, 15 December 2008 00:00

The Joinery in Portland, Ore., has been a fixture in the custom furniture business in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 25 years. Featuring custom and stock hand-made furniture — no CNC here — the 35-person shop has a reputation for producing a quality product, often from sustainable domestic woods.

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Where old meets new

Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:52

Furniture maker Tarik Yousef (TARik youSEF) is a traditionalist. His shop in Raymond, Ohio, includes a generous assortment of the kinds of woodworking machinery found in nearly every American cabinetmaking shop in the last century: a Grizzly 10" table saw, 6" jointer and 2-hp shaper, and a Cummins 14" band saw. He also makes use of traditional joinery — often leaving it exposed in the fashion of many late 20th century makers — and he works in the context of traditional forms: beds with frame-and-panel head and foot boards, round dining tables on tripod bases, and side tables with cabriole legs.

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Safe & sound

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:16

While IWF 2008 put the spotlight on innovative machinery, there were dozens of exhibitors touting safety, including products that prevent loss of hearing, injury to the eye and damage to the lungs.

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A class act

Written by Alan Richman Wednesday, 03 December 2008 20:55

Cliff Spencer used to tread the boards. Now he sizes them, shapes them, sands them and finishes them. The 35-year-old former stage- and screen actor has taken on a new role as a custom furniture maker. His thriving business in Marina del Rey, Calif., serves clients throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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Quest for success

Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00

Rob Levy is finally able to say he has the custom woodworking business he’s always dreamed of creating. Along with his crew, the owner of Hudson River Woodworks in Garnerville, N.Y., works with the architectural and design community and homeowners in designing and building custom furniture and fine cabinetry.

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