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Over the Workbench

A.J. Hamler
Stinker toys

One of my fondest memories of childhood was shattered yesterday. My wife bought a new set of Tinkertoys for a class project. They’re ...

This Business About Woodworking

David DeCristoforo
Imagine that

It’s funny how employees get to thinking they are irreplaceable. I have had this happen on several occasions and it’s never a good ...

Columns

The Cutting Edge

Linear guide rail system: weighing pros and cons

My previous two articles covered the two major sub-assemblies of a CNC machine: stepper and servo mo...

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Pro Shop

Cash in on pivotal turning points in your career

Cash in on pivotal turning points in your career

Years ago, while working on a multi-phase project, I developed a good relationship with the owners, ...

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Finishing

Cooking up an ‘omelet’ test for finishing techniques

Cooking up an ‘omelet’ test for finishing techniques

As an exercise, I asked a group of finishers and shop owners: “What test would you give a prospect...

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Taking Stock

IWF gave a sneak peek of big things to come

IWF gave a sneak peek of big things to come

The final day of the International Woodworking Fair falls on a Saturday and it can be a long day for...

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