February 2015

wsn175_0215News Desk

Fine Furnishings shows see attendance gains.

‘The American Woodshop’ returns for 22nd season.

WOOD MARKETS: Red alder maintains its regional appeal.

Tools & Techniques

Festool puts you in control with Vecturo OS 400.

SawStop rolls out new job-site table saw.

Veneer use opens design opportunities.

Biesse America expands edgebanding system.

Virutex offers combo miter/table saw.


THE CUTTING EDGE: CNC tooling; feed and speed considerations. By R. W. Lee

FINISHING: Stain application. By Bob Flexner

PRO SHOP: Keeping the stock high and dry. By John English


UPDATING A CLASSIC: Armed with an MBA, Scott Reader bought Rainier Woodworking Co. in Tacoma, Wash., and turned it into a 21st century operation.

BRAVE NEW WORLD: For woodshops thinking of upgrading their CNC capabilities or just entering the field of automation, these are exciting times.

LIVING ON THE EDGE: ‘Live edge’ stock offers several challenges that require some thought and planning.