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The Goldilocks rule of wood moisture

Written by John English Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

moisture2When a board neither gives nor takes moisture from the surrounding air, it is said to be at its equilibrium moisture content. The problem is that EMC is a fantasy. It doesn’t exist or, at best, it exists only for moments because the humidity and temperature of the air around us are constantly changing.

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Clear view from the Green Mountain State

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

clearview1Peter Pomerantz, principal of Pomerantz Woodworking in Waitsfield, Vt., didn’t set out to be a woodworker, though he was certainly prepared for it.

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Like a kid in a candy store

Written by John English Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

candy1Ted Turner created a television station that plays nothing but classic movies. He once said in an interview that the concept works because the audience is seeing a lot of his movies for the first time. Even though these films are often older than the people watching them, millions of viewers tune in every evening to see what’s “new.”

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The hum of a happy workplace

Written by John English Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

hum2Happy workers — and that includes shop owners — do better work.

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Stand out and cash in

Written by John English Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

standout1We had a little work done on the home place a few months ago. A contractor came in and gave us a price, we signed the papers and all these very professional people showed up one after the other until everything was done.

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