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A tool that every shop needs

Written by Steven Marks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

31_feature_01Most agree that social media is good for the bottom line of your business. But how it affects profits, and what applications you use, reveal differences in opinions. No wonder then that the small-business owner — the woodshop owner, the sole proprietor woodworker — becomes confused and often backs off from using these new means of marketing. There is even a question about how to define the bottom line.



Time is money

Written by John English Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

35_featureIn woodshops, the same employees tend to work on the same parts of the process every time. This not only trains in-house experts, but it also breaks the construction sequence into a number of logical, self-contained steps.



More bang for your buck

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

30_feature_01For nearly 30 years, Jim Maddron has run Maddron Cabinets in Sevierville, Tenn. The shop specializes in designing and manufacturing custom cabinets for kitchens, baths, libraries, home offices and more. It caters to a full range of residential and commercial clients, most of them located in the northeast region of the Volunteer State.



Leaving nothing to waste

Written by Clayton Petree Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

40_featureFormer aerospace contractor Rob Durfos picked up a chainsaw eight years ago and began to experiment with ways to make use of discarded wood. At the time, Durfos says, he had no idea his 20-acre ranch near the summit of Tule Peak in Southern California would one day be seen by many as one of the most efficient, environmentally significant wood-processing facilities in the West.



Smarter solutions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

40_smartersolutions_01Software programs for the woodworking industry have developed significantly through the years to produce better solutions for shops of all sizes. And shops are relying on these innovations more than ever to keep ahead of the competition.



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