May 2015


News Desk

Big turnout expected for AWFS 2015.

Furniture Society lightens its approach.

Washington school honors former board chairwoman.

WOOD MARKETS: Cherry sales stay on a steady course.

Tools & Techniques

Bosch unveils breakthrough with flesh-detecting saw.

Vectric updates its Aspire software.

SCM Group adds new five-axis machining center.

TigerStop offers TigerRip 1000 as add-on accessory.

Ironwood rolls out new wide belt sander line.

Vacuum presses: Commercial and shop-built solutions.


PRO SHOP: Synchronicity. By David Getts

FINISHING: Tips and tricks. By Bob Flexner

THE CUTTING EDGE: Fine tuning a post-processor. By R.W. Lee


BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Business partners took very different paths to their joint venture in Ohio, combining cabinetmaking and home-storage solutions.

CLOSING THE DEAL TAKES A DEFT TOUCH: In this day and age of big-box cookie-cutter designs, woodshops have to sell their good personal service along with their craft.

HERE (OR THERE) TO STAY: The days of the one-man shop doing it all are fading as outsourcing creates efficiencies and better profits for small businesses.