Getting a handle on what’s hot with pulls, knobs, hinges, drawer slides, lighting, and more
New equipment for applying and drying, moving parts around the shop, and automating the process
Laser templating tools save time, increase accuracy and improve quality
There are new and innovative products ranging from panel materials to connectors, drawers, slides, doors, drawer fronts and more that can be used to take cabinetry to the next level
A CNC router can be a big investment, so one of the prime concerns for buyers must be to avoid premature obsolescence.
Vacuum pressing is a scalable skill that can help a shop offer flat, curved, and decorative options.
The secret to increasing sales and production while lowering costs
Assembly tools and equipment that deliver speed, efficiency and precision
An explanation of how compressed air systems operate and what works best for a particular application
Today's Table saw trends changing
Selecting Software: A look at the features and benefits of CAD/CAM programs for CNC machining
Specialty Sanders: A look at niche options for adding that finishing touch
Considerations include tooth count, gullet size, hook angle and more
A primer on the types of adhesives and materials used
A roundup of the latest panel, engineered wood, countertop, lighting products and more
Organic greens and sages are the color trends for 2022;
manufacturers focusing on UV-cured, powder coat and waterborne finishes
Finding and ordering CNC tooling is easy, but knowing what to order can be a bit trickier
They can perform repetitive tasks and solve labor issues, but not all are created equal
Joinery options for woodshops often come down to
a choice between convenience and aesthetics
Sourcing those hard-to-find specialty hinges and drawer slides
Investing in a 5-axis machine is a quantum leap for most woodshops, but the rewards include faster production, cleaner parts, more accuracy, and the ability to innovate
Combination machines are space savers,
but they can also handle the demands of a professional shop
A working spindle is essential for a CNC shop, while an aggregate head is an enticing option
Make the moving experience safer and more efficient with these material handling solutions
Pneumatic tools are a great addition to woodshops, especially for creative clamping solutions
A shop’s environmental standing can help the bottom line,
and there are a number of ways to improve and promote the process
An explanation of the abrasives used in today’s sandpaper, plus a few tips for best results
CNC tooling gets dressed up with abrasives, protective coatings and more.
Outsourcing can help a shop continue to grow and serve its customer base, even in these challenging times.
Whether it’s the shape, pad, speed, power source or pattern, there’s a lot to keep up with when it comes to hand-held sanding options.
New nail, brad and staple guns
have features we’ve come to rely on
Choices are no longer limited
to desktop models, but that’s
a good place to start
Now, there’s a leading question. One could be facetious and say something glib like ‘dishes’, but the truth is that for many woodshops this can be a complexing issue.
Color is as important as style in today’s market
A woodworker’s guide to cuts, adhesives, substrates and more
Desktop CNCs can be a gateway to automation
With so many options, the trick is matching the machine to the task
There are several categories of waste in a woodworking business that require attention and action
What they do and where to get one
Shops that want to stay ahead of the curve should take advantage of learning opportunities.
Choose a system, not just the hardware.
Jigs and cutting guides for safer, more accurate and easily repeatable work.
Especially for shops struggling with material and labor shortages
An 85-year-old master and his 300-sq.-ft. shop
The chemistry and characteristics of edge banding adhesives.
There’s new equipment – from apps to spray guns - to help improve a shop’s results and efficiency.
CNC software developers are creating some interesting possibilities.
The latest cabinet design trends include reeded door panels,
contrasting finishes, innovative hardware, and more.
Newer joinery options
incorporate automation, dedicated equipmenmt and more.