Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Seeing is believing

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

39_laguna_toolMost of the large CNC manufacturers were absent from IWF 2010 in Atlanta. Companies such as Stiles, Biesse America and Delmac decided not to exhibit at IWF and instead hosted a NexGen event, a tour of their North Carolina facilities earlier this year. A second NexGen event is scheduled for early October.

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Shepherd’s timeless journey

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

45_chap-a1Many who read this shop profile started their business with little money and meager surroundings - often in a garage. But few, if any, can claim they started their woodworking business in a chicken coop. Hap Shepherd and his late partner Tony Maurer began working in a chicken coop in 1974 before moving into a Civil War-era factory. The business, Maurer & Shepherd Joyners Inc. of Glastonbury, Conn., focuses on 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century millwork, primarily reproducing doors, windows, moldings and wide-pine flooring.

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An island treasure

Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

44_treasure_01Avelino Samuel is man of many talents. A native of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Samuel has been an industrial arts teacher for 21 years, a furniture maker and turner. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree, and his work is displayed in galleries in the Virgin Islands and the U.S. mainland. And, most admirably, he has achieved so much from an upbringing of so little.

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Used, but not abused

Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

40_abused_01With the downturn in the economy during the last few years, many shops have changed their machinery buying practices and now seriously consider purchasing used goods. Used machinery auctions are held on a continuous basis, whether they consist of one machine or the contents of an entire business.

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Corbin’s Corner

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

35_corbin_01Residents of Southern California want to set themselves apart from their neighbors and Corbin Turner, owner of CCS Cabinets in San Diego, has his business motto, "any size, any shape, any style," for that very reason.

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