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It’s a fine line

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

finelineTopcoating is a balancing act.

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Getting a handle on hardware

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

knobsAn old friend and woodworker (who currently feeds his pension to a herd of horses) once said that a pony is still a pony without a lead rope, but a cabinet is just a box without hardware. His concept isn’t universal, but it’s still a pretty good rule of thumb.

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Pressure situation

Written by John English Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

pressureIf you’re shopping for a new air compressor, there are a lot of manufacturers out there and that can be a bit overwhelming. The following is a brief survey of both familiar and newer brand names, along with their website addresses so you can do some further research.

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Out on your own

Written by John English Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

outsourcing1Outsourcing is usually touted as a way for smaller shops to increase their productivity without making huge investments in machines and people. That last component, employees, is quickly becoming more pivotal in the decision. It’s getting hard to hire cabinetmakers. And that’s one of several factors that often make outsourcing more of a necessity than a choice.

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Mountain climber

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

mountain1Gat Creek, a producer of custom residential furniture for retailers, is one of the largest companies and employers in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The company occupies a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility near the center of town with 118 employees that share a passion for the woodworking industry. There’s no assembly line on the factory floor. Instead, each piece is crafted individually from solid hardwood and signed by the maker.

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