June 2017

0617_WSN_178News Desk

Couple set to open Maine Coast Craft School.

AWFS adds town hall presentations to Vegas show.

Massachusetts woodworkers gain fellowship awards.

WOOD MARKETS: Hard maple sales make recent gains.

Tools & Techniques

Grizzly debuts new benchtop wood lathe.

Amana Tool router bits coated for longer life.

Festool Airstream battery line reduces charging time.

Benz rolls out Flex 5 series machining heads.

Hidden hardware has given shops a leg up.


FINISHING: Charring is cool again. By Greg Williams

PRO SHOP: Don’t have an identity crisis. By David Getts

THE CUTTING EDGE: The power of SketchUp. By R.W. Lee


COASTAL CONNECTION: Hanson Woodturning in Maine tackles a diverse set of projects from among a national clientele.

NEW SENSATIONS: Today’s offering of jigs provide the repeatability, accuracy and interchangeable parts that will wow any woodworker.

OUTSOURCING ON CALL: As customer needs evolve, the outsourcing industry is supplying woodshops with more services than ever.