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Mistakes That Make Us Woodworkers: Bad Glue-ups Bond Craftsmen

By Ethan Abramson Posted: 06/27/2014 9:16AM

Woodworkers strive for perfection, but they bond over mistakes. A look at how stories of miscuts, bad templates and showing screws bond a community.


China Won Better U.S.Lumber Deals: Stanley Furniture Confessional

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/27/2014 7:54AM

Reshoring wood furniture manufacturing to the United States is challenged by higher lumber pricing. Stanley Furniture, closing its Robbinsville, NC furniture factory, says China's big buyers got better deals on U.S. wood and veneer.


WoodshopTampa Kickstarter Funding Campaign Didn't Work

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/24/2014 10:00PM

o open a woodshop for the public, Bill McCreary planned to raise $250,000. His goal was to find a space and fill it with saws, power tools, laser cutter, workbenches and other shop basics, then charge the public a membership fee to use it.


Bailey Dalton: Portrait of a Furniture Maker

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/22/2014 10:00AM

NeoCon 2014 in Chicago witnessed a workspace sea change. Custom interior woodworking managers could hear the business case for how adaptive office furnishings help wring productivity from talented next-generation workers.




Digital Printing for Wood Manufacturing: What and When?

By Ron Gilboa Posted: 06/22/2014 8:30AM

Laminate and decorative panel producers are taking a look at digital printing as a change agent in their businesses. It allows for one-off panels and other unique products. How soon should you embrace this technology?


My Millwork Firm Closed, But I Saved My Best Tool: Our Software

By Jim McAgy Posted: 06/21/2014 11:34AM

I owned a 50-person millwork firm in Chicago, Final Finish, for 28 years until the downturn closed us down in 2010. Here's what I learned, and how it can help your woodworking business.


Updating the Cabinet Makers 2014 Benchmark Study

By Dave Grulke Posted: 06/21/2014 11:20AM

To see if the optimism for a significant uptick in business expressed by the 800+ respondents to our earlier study has held true, the Cabinet Makers Association has begun a new study to refresh results captured earlier this year.


CNC Machines: In The Beginning / Is Your Wood Shop Ready?

By Jared Patchin Posted: 06/19/2014 11:43AM

CNC routers are becoming as commonplace as sliding tablesaws in the modern woodshop, but woodworkers should consider whether or not the investment will pay off.


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