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The World Is A Small Place

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/30/2015 9:06AM

An old friend often told me that people come into our lives through one of three circumstances.


Brazil's Baby Beam Saws at FIMMA Furniture Manufacturing Show

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/26/2015 7:40PM

At Brazil's FIMMA furniture manufacturing show - a bit like IWF and AWFS here in the U.S. - I was charged by Woodworking Network with letting my instincts guide me, to write about what I saw that inspired me.


FIMMA Promotes Brazilian Furniture-Related Products

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/25/2015 8:22AM

This is Globe Trotter Bernie Checking in from Bento Gonclaves, Brazil. I am here on assignment to cover FIMMA Brazil, the International Fair of Machines, Raw Materials, and Accessories under way this week.


Taiwanese Build Integrated Wood Machinery

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/12/2015 9:21AM

In my three-day media tour of Taiwan wood machinery manufacturers, I saw both the individual machines that the Taiwanese have as well as the integrated machine systems they are building.




Water and Wood: Raising the Grain

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2015 9:54PM

I will be discussing applying water to the wood’s surface in the course of the finishing process. In some instances, that can amount to quite a bit of water.


Taiwanese Woodworking Equipment

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2015 9:40PM

I am beginning a new chapter in my writing with Woodworking Network. I have been sent to Taiwan to report on current trends related to Taiwanese woodworking equipment, 80% of which is exported.


Franklin Prosensor 710: Finds Studs & Joists Without all the Noise

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/24/2015 8:42PM

Cabinetmakers often find themselves searching for pesky joints and studs while up a ladder. My state of affairs was worse because my stud finder was driving me nuts. I needed to find a tool that would allow me to regain my faith in electronic stud finder technology.


How to Create Perfect Bonds on Wood Surfaces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/27/2015 4:41PM

Bernie Bottens discusses the many factors that impact coating and gluing bonds on wood surfaces.


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