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Time is on your side

Written by Christopher Hoffman Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

time1A few years ago, Stephen Kearns’ employees would spend half a day setting up a shaper and then manually cutting and shaping a run of boards.

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A connection to their creations

Written by Lori Ferguson Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

connection1The transition between external and internal environments is startling. From the outside, the business looks like a factory — a 130,000 sq.-ft. industrial building in the shadow of a massive wind turbine just off a busy thoroughfare in Newburyport, Mass.

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Coming of age

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

comingofage1When Andrew Marques purchased Cove Woodworking of Gloucester, Mass., in May, he made a bold decision to reestablish a failing business in a down economy. Hope and perseverance are the words he uses to express to his peers that he is committed to making the business succeed. The goal is to reconnect with former customers and exceed their expectations on new commissions. So far, things are moving in the right direction.

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CNC’s learning curve

Written by John English Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

learning1Keeping up with technology is either a whole lot of fun or very intimidating. There just doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. Either you’re wired that way or you’re not. Woodworkers come in both flavors — some are leading the high-tech charge and others avoid computers like the plague.

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From the ground up

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

ground3Tracy Yarborough, president of the Cabinet Makers Association, owns and operates a backyard shop in rural Coward, S.C. But if you’re imagining vintage machinery and old-school ways, you’ve dreamed up the wrong shop. Yarborough’s version of a backyard shop has a CNC router and a growing list of production equipment that has necessitated three expansions in less than 15 years.

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