Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Tiptop countertops

Written by Ann Goebel Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

contertops1Any countertop is just a plain slab until it becomes a work of art. Give the craftsmen at The Southside Woodshop in Norfolk, Va., planks of wood and a variety of tools and they’ll create a masterful sculpture by melding, carving and smoothing to reveal the natural beauty in every piece.

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Better with age

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

michael_humphriesMichael Humphries Woodworking recently celebrated its 40th year in business with an anniversary party that honored past and present clients. Located in Northfield, Mass., the turnkey company offers custom design, fabrication, finishing and installation of furniture, cabinetry and architectural millwork.

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Airing it out

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

airing1Why would a woodshop want to add pneumatic capabilities?

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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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