Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Total recall

Written by John English Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

totalrecall1There have always been lots of jigs available to help construct the two most revered woodworking joints — dovetails and mortise and tenon. Some of the better manual jigs can get pretty expensive and those high-end ones are now running up against technology. Small CNC routing centers such as the HandiBot, Shark and Piranha Fx have made the technology much more affordable, and they can do something with which woodworkers often have a problem: they remember.

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The value in veneer

Written by John English Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

veneer1Merriam-Webster defines veneer as “a layer of wood of superior value or excellent grain to be glued to an inferior wood,” or “any of the thin layers bonded together to form plywood.”

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Cut the cord

Written by John English Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

cord1About half of all cordless power tools on Earth have been purchased in either North America or Europe (26 and 24 percent, respectively). So it’s no surprise that these two markets are at the forefront when it comes to changes in battery technology.

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Art in architecture

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

art1Steve Benson’s passion in life shines through in his work at J.S. Benson Architectural Millwork, Windows & Doors in Middlebury, Vt. As company president, Benson has always had a knack for the woodworking trade and has become an expert on what the industry refers to as fenestrations. These skillful arrangements come in the form of windows and doors with proper openings on buildings for purposes of beauty, historical accuracy and functions such as energy conservation.

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Buoyed by a backlog

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00

backlog1Andy Sutherland, owner of New Hampshire Woodworks in Manchester, N.H., had a ready answer to a question about running a successful custom shop:

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