Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Always a step ahead

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

stepahead1Lee Hanson, owner of Custom Design Woodworks in Minden, Nev., has a straightforward approach to operating a successful cabinet shop: meet every deadline and offer high-quality customer service. There’s no wiggle room in either endeavor.

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Serenity now

Written by Ann M. Goebel Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

serenity1It doesn’t sound like it now, but 70 years ago the home of Rockwood-Serenity Cabinets and Millwork was a swinging dance hall where banjo and piano tunes rocked and rolled into Virginia’s Appalachian foothills.

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Recycling customers

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

recycling1Established in 1985, Bay Custom Cabinets is a family-based custom woodworking business owned by Dan O’Bannon, working alongside his son Matthew and nephew Ian. Located in Watsonville, Calif., the company offers high-end cabinetry and furniture to general contractors and homeowners throughout Santa Cruz and its neighboring counties.

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Magic in the air

Written by John English Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

magic1Do you know the difference between positive and negative displacement or when kinetic energy is used in the woodshop? How about the ways that unidirectional and centrifugal compressors work?

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The next big leap

Written by John English Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

leap1When it comes to choosing software, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. On the Woodweb.com site, for example, there are about 150 links under the “Software & Mobile Apps” heading. The problem is that only a handful will address a shop’s specific needs and it takes a lot of time to wade through all the choices to find the gems. Let’s begin the search by defining some terms and then take a look at some of the more popular programs that woodshops are using.

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