February 2016


News Desk

CMA brings back regional events.

Woodworking Industry Conference heads to Cancun, Mexico.

Rockler stores offer winter turning demos.

WOOD MARKETS: The trendy imports.


PRO SHOP: Time to maximize deductions. By Mark E. Battersby

THE CUTTING EDGE: Adding CNC to a small shop. By R.W. Lee

FINISHING: Using thinners. By Greg Williams

Tools & Techniques

Coatings manufacturers hear changes in the air.

“Tornado” nut brings dust collection under control.

Jet unveils cyclone dust-collector line.

Microvellum adds updates to modeling software.

Powermatic drums up new sander features.


BETTER WITH AGE: Michael Humphries Woodworking has been around for 40 years, but has adapted to changes in styles and customer requests.

KICKING THE TIRES: A CNC purchase is about more than buying the machine. It’s about finding what works best for you.

TIPTOP COUNTERTOPS: The Southside Woodshop has built a reputation from Virginia to Montana for old-fashioned quality work.

MOISTURE METERS CAN MEAN ALL THE DIFFERENCE: Buying a reliable one can help you avoid post-production snafus such as cracks, crooks and cupping.