Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

A new hope in Ohio

Written by Ann M. Goebel Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

ohio_carvingPut two guys together with a CNC router and you have everything you need to create a robust business. At least that’s the way it happened at Chmura Custom Woodworks in the Cleveland suburb of Independence, Ohio. Well, that’s almost the way it happened.

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Joinery jigsaws

Written by John English Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

joinery_festoolBritish writers first began using the term “joiner” in the 14th century to describe people who fixed wooden parts together. It wasn’t until 1678 that the word “joinery” emerged, but the practice itself dates to the ancient Egyptians. Traditional furniture and casework joinery includes butt, miter, dado, rabbet, half-lap, tongue-and-groove, mortise-and-tenon, wedged- and haunched-tenon, box- or finger-joint, dovetail, sliding dovetail, pegged and lock miter joints, among others. And because cabinet boxes, drawers, face frames and five-part doors all still require joining, the industry has continued to foster a number of new methods in the last few years.

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King of the hill

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

kinghill_mainIt basically started with a job offer. Hawk Hill Cabinetry & Custom Woodwork in Brandon, Vt., can trace its roots to a contractor/craftsman relationship.

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Something new every day

Written by John English Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00


sn_technoThe concept of computers controlling a cutting or milling head in X, Y and Z planes originated just after World War II and by the 1980s there were a number of small machines and DIY kits available.

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No turning back now

Written by John English Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

no_turning_mainDuring the last few decades, wood finishers have dealt with changes related to everything from waterborne products to formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds. These and other environmental concerns have changed the way that coatings are both made and applied.

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