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Is Wood Part of the Ecosystem?

By Chuck Ray Posted: 02/25/2015 10:08PM

So many academic forestry programs have transformed themselves into "ecosystems" programs over the last decade or so that some say this new definition of "those who study the forest" is too broad for potential employers to evaluate. But is really is a matter of perspective.


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.


'Coolbox' Redefines the Toolbox with Modern Tech Compatibility

By Randy Maxey Posted: 02/23/2015 7:00AM

The toolbox you lug around on the job site is usually nothing more that a container for your tools. It’s a single-purpose necessity for keeping your most-often used tools handy. A creative group of guys have set out to redefine what a toolbox should be. They call it the Coolbox.


Look to the Future: Get Kids in the Shop to Support Woodworking's Next Generation

By Randy Maxey Posted: 02/22/2015 7:02PM

Hands-on, technical skills aren't being taught and encouraged in U.S. public education as they once were. So it's up to parents, grandparents, and potential employers to fund and provide a basic understanding of woodworking and provide practical training.




The Yes Man: Making Your Company Work When Demands Are High

By Jared Patchin Posted: 02/22/2015 5:16PM

My main weakness is my inability to just say "No" to a request for work. Currently, we are dealing with a huge demand for our furniture, cabinetry, and re-finishing work. I am a hard worker, but as my company grows, there is only so much I can do single-handedly.


Custom Mahogany Windows Restored for Provo Tabernacle in Utah

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/22/2015 12:39PM

In December of 2010, the Provo Tabernacle succumbed to a fire, leaving only a masonry shell. Over the past two years the site has been under construction where the construction team excavated 40 feet below the Temple to build two levels beneath the surface, a mammoth undertaking.


Why Laser Level Measuring Tools Are a Must in Setting Toe Kicks

By Jared Patchin Posted: 02/21/2015 10:29PM

In a high rise apartment cabinetry project, I learned concrete flooring is not self leveling. We connected all the toe kicks, and cried when we realized how bad the floor was. Bosch's laser level mounted on a tripod can avoid that pain.


How Many Trips to the Charger To See if the Tool's Ready To Use

By Ethan Abramson Posted: 02/13/2015 1:40PM

Visiting the annual Bosch power tool roll-out, held last week in Las Vegas, a section was devoted to hands on demonstrations of the wireless battery charging system introduced in the fall. Here's why it's a game changer.


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