Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Getting a grip

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 19:36

30_leadFrom small hand-held clamps to large vacuum presses for veneering applications, there are countless products available for securing workpieces. What the products all have in common is they take the burden off the woodworker so the individual has more time to enhance the quality and production of their work.

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Back to the drawing board

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 19:48

34_falk1Jim Falk, the owner of Progressive Wood Works in Port Chester, N.Y., has honed the style and fabrication techniques of his woodworking business through the years to produce a traditional English-style cabinetry in the most efficacious way possible. Established in 1983, PWW has built a solid reputation of making custom and innovative cabinetry with its high-end clients throughout New York and Connecticut.

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All in the family

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:56

26_family_01Chesapeake Woodworking in Baltimore, a family-owned custom millwork shop, was founded in a small garage in 1987 by brothers Jim and Dave Schreiber, along with their cousin Mike Boettcher. Determined to grow the small business into a premier architectural millwork operation, the three worked around the clock to boost their clientele and gain name recognition.

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Changes across the board

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:02

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When an executive of a wood composite panel business was asked what changes he had seen in the industry during recent years, his reply was "not many." That was shortly followed by comments detailing several issues that in fact have changed the landscape of the sheet goods industry and continue to do so today.

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Back to his roots

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:10

34_back_01David Stine has come full circle. He grew up on the family farm in Dow, Ill., graduated from Penn State, received his law degree from George Washington University, practiced law for one year, started making custom furniture and eventually moved back to Illinois to operate his one-man custom furniture shop. Along the way, he built furniture in high school, college and law school; helped run a nightclub in Washington D.C., got married and also worked six years as a full-time woodworker in the nation's capital. But in the end, Stine returned home to live in an 1871 farmhouse on 40 acres about a mile from where he grew up. His family owns about 1,000 acres in Dow, including 350 acres of sustainably managed woodlands.

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