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Trailblazers in Portland

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

trailblazers1So two guys start a woodworking business out of a garage and, 30 years later, they’ve got a 26,000-sq.-ft. shop and 40 employees.

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In the right direction

Written by John English Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

direction1Visit with woodshop owners or go to online forums on the subject of choosing a CNC setup and a couple of concerns will jump out right away. Most of the conversation won’t be about the actual machines. Even if the chat begins that way, it will eventually turn to software.

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Just like new again

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

likenew2Based in the Atlanta suburbs, Alan Noel completes intricate restoration work on fine furniture as the owner of two businesses, A. Ross Noel and Associates and Noel’s Woodworks, which employs four independent contractors in a co-op setting.

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Friends till the end

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

friends1Angel Custom Woodworking in Waterbury, Conn., caters to a diverse clientele seeking home renovations and improvements in a variety of styles and finishes. Rich D’Angelo and Dan Angelicola are the owners who split office duties and work alongside their five employees in the shop.

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All on the same page

Written by John English Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

page1Happy people do good work. For many hardworking and practical shop owners, changing the woodshop environment to achieve a higher level of well-being sounds a lot like earth shoes and tie-dyed shirts. But there is a very real and factual basis to the concept.

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