Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

CNC hits a whole new level

Written by John English Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

35_feature_01Last summer, Woodshop News reported that Rockler had introduced two models of the Click-N-Carve, a compact CNC routing machine that turns digital input into detailed carvings. That product line has expanded now to include three models of the CNC Shark. And what’s significant here is that these machines bring CNC technology to the home workshop or small professional shop for about the price of a decent hobbyist table saw.

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Everything and the kitchen sink

Written by Thomas G. Dolan Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

40_feature_01Logs, barn boarding and other cast-off or recycled woods are the materials Dan Booterbaugh uses to build his high-end rustic furniture. Booterbaugh, president of North Idaho Log Furniture Co. in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, grew up in Southern California, started building furniture when he was 16 and achieved recognition for his work while he was still in high school.

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Open and shut

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

30_featuresKent Merrill, owner of Merrill Woodworking in Rigby, Idaho, and featured in this month’s cover story, makes the point that part of his business success depends on how well he keeps up to date with the latest designs and innovations. Merrill puts an emphasis on mentioning the latest hardware products to his clients, which, in turn, makes them appreciative of his knowledge about the various slides and hinges on the market today.

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Picture-perfect plan

Written by Ann Goebel Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

34_featuresThough Rob Grant loves his big equipment — Omnitech CNC, Whirlwind saw, Brandt edgebander — there’s a smaller tool he uses to run his cabinetmaking business: a multi-lens digital camera. Creating a picture-perfect image is vital for any company and Grant, president of Contemporary Woodcrafts, does it largely with snapshots and labels to match.

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Where values matter

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

26_featuresEstablished in 2007, Merrill Woodworking and Design in Rigby, Idaho, features a lineup of state-of-the-art machinery, allowing the company to offer a range of cabinetry styles for clients throughout Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Montana.

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