May 2014

News Desk


China’s new appetite for lumber is changing the marketplace.


Entry deadline approaches for Veneer Tech contest


Washington woodworker wins Founders’ Award


WMIA honors 2014 Wooden Globes winners


WOOD MARKETS: Cherry shows it still has staying power.


Tools & Techniques


The first rule to making accurate cuts is consistency.


Tiger Angle takes the complexity out of cutting.


Dubois roll coater provides a uniform finish.


Festool expands Systainer storage line.


Microdust Pro finds the smallest airborne particles.


Columns


PRO SHOP: Debunking the contractor myth. By David Getts


FINISHING: Choosing an exterior coating. By Bob Flexner


THE CUTTING EDGE: Understanding G-Code.  By R.W. Lee


Features


WHERE EXPERIENCE REALLY COUNTS: A father-and-son team run Rhode Island’s Frank Shatz & Co., but you might be surprised at how they’ve divided their duties.


OUTSOURCING AS AN ON-DEMAND OPTION: Hiring a skilled factory for components and other pieces of a job can save time and money.


STANDING OUT AND FITTING IN: Custom cabinetry can be just the touch needed to lure in the discerning customer who is seeking something different.