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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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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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