Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

Unplugged and in tune

Written by John English Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

30_featureAlmost every woodworker owns a plane or two, but most of us hardly ever use them. While some of the best craftsmen are adamant about their benefits, most people earning a living at woodworking look at hand tools as old-fashioned, slow, inefficient, somewhat romantic and, well, pretty darn useless. One is far more likely to see them in an art furniture woodshop than a custom cabinet shop.

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Texas ranger

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

36_feature_1Jim Farris still gets a kick out of working with wood. He’s been running Jim Farris Cabinets since 1976, through good times and bad, and not a day goes by when he doesn’t strive to meet and exceed his clients’ expectations.

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Getting it just right

Written by John English Monday, 16 April 2012 00:00

40.41_featureIn the second in a two-part series, we look at common defects and flaws in hardwoods that can alter the price and quality

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Trials and triumphs

Written by Ann Goebel Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

35_trials_triumpsWhen Bernie Le Boeuf fell from the top rung of the ladder, it was a long way down. He suffered no physical injuries, but Le Boeuf Architectural Woodwork Inc. was almost totally broken.

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Measuring up to your expectations

Written by John English Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

48_measuringIn the first in a two-part  series, we take a look at how hardwood is measured, sized, dried and sold to consumers

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