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Green equals green

Written by John English Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

greenCoatings manufacturers seem to be notching up their green identities this year at a faster pace than we’ve seen in awhile. And they are not only accepting the role that watchdog organizations play, but they are actively embracing and sometimes even involving these environmental groups in decision making.

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Revival in Ohio

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

ohio2Formerly based in Monroe, Ohio, The Woodworking Shop has experienced so much growth in the last couple of years that it recently expanded into a larger, 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. Company owner and founder Mark Sams says the lack of space in the previous shop (7,500 sq. ft.) hindered the company from taking on more projects and had him turning down work every day.

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The history behind glue’s holding pattern

Written by John English Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

It’s pretty astounding when you think about it. Dress a couple of board edges on the jointer, spread a little glue, clamp for an hour or two … and they’re united for life!

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Welcome to the future

Written by John English Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

future1This May, our woodshop built nine sink vanities for the bathrooms in a local hotel’s expansion project. There was a mix of left-hand and right-hand units, and the granite tops tapered from 26” deep at one end to 8” deep at the other. As with most jobs, the schedule was tight and the granite didn’t arrive until the day the vanities were delivered.

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Feed the beast

Written by John English Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

beast1Since their inception, everything in a traditional woodshop has revolved around the table saw. Without it, reduction (the process of reducing raw materials such as sheet goods and boards to individual parts or components) can’t take place.

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