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Arts & Crafts show gets better with age

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

They keep coming back year after year. For 28 years, to be precise, enthusiasts of the Arts & Crafts style flock to the annual conference held at the historic Grove Park Inn in Ashville, N.C. They’ll get their next chance on Feb. 19-21.

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Alphacam release billed as a big time-saver

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

alphacamAlphacam 2016 R1, the latest release of CAM software from Vero Software, features a new automation manager that can generate numerical-control code from 2-D and 3-D CAD files, as well as from solid models created from third-party software.

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Porter-Cable adds cordless brad nailer and crown stapler

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

porter_cablePorter-Cable added a cordless 18-gauge nailer and narrow crown stapler that both run on the company’s 20-volt Max lithium-ion battery platform, thus eliminating the need for a compressor, air hose or replacement fuel cartridges.

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Nova unveils drill press with ‘smart’ motor

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

nova1Nova has put a new twist on the drill press with its 18” DVR model, featuring a Digital Variable Reluctance “smart” motor. Developed by DVR Technology Developments in affiliation with Teknatool/Nova, it will be available in January 2016.

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Take a load off: Use machines for moving

Written by John English Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

load1Man and machine — these are two areas of concern when handling materials in the woodshop. First, a manager needs to train people to lift properly so they avoid injury. Once that’s done, he or she can take a look at various machines and mechanical aids that help an employee lift and move parts or projects around the shop.

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