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Westward expansion

Monday, 01 June 2009 20:05

For many years, Mike O’Connell possessed a desire to live in the American West. He grew up near Cooperstown, N.Y., the small-town home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. After graduating from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., he did stints in the welding industry and with an electrical component company in upstate New York before resuming his westward journey.



Under the gun

Written by Bob Flexner Monday, 01 June 2009 19:52

Success in production finishing can sometimes come down to the quality and atomization of your spray system



A wise investment

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:52

Woodworkers are innately hands-on individuals who prefer to build everything themselves. Installing dust collection equipment, however, requires more than common knowledge. And all too often, woodworkers learn the hard way that the system they set up has insufficient air flow and other problems, costing them more money in the long run. The old adage stands: You buy cheap, you buy twice.



Northern exposure

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:35

Furniture craftsman Kevin Rodel of Brunswick, Maine, goes beyond the basic elements of design with his Arts and Crafts-style tables, desks, bookcases and chairs. Rodel, who has 30 years of experience designing and building furniture, started working for Thomas Moser, then went his own way in the mid-1980s, building a loyal clientele. He has further established himself in the fields of interior design and consultation, and also keeps busy writing and teaching.



Woodworking in paradise

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 16:26

There is something magical about the island of Maui. But to pinpoint exactly what that magic is? Well, that’s pretty much an impossible task. Maybe it’s a state of mind, a feeling one experiences by being surrounded by the constant beauty of white sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, tropical forests, colorful flowers and the omnipresent Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano.



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