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Soft Maple Is Not Too Soft

By Scott Wunder Posted: 04/30/2013 1:03PM

Everything I read made silver maple sound like a loser. But when I used it, I found that it planed easily and would come out clean if the grain was straight.


Woodworkers: Are You Wearing the Right Gloves?

By Jay Ackers Posted: 04/22/2013 1:52PM

Any woodworker wishing to make a lifetime career out of this intricate profession needs to keep their hands safe, because while your hands are with you for life, so can an injury.


Repairing Djbouti Wood Hand-Carved Table

By Jamie Yocono Posted: 04/19/2013 12:26PM

Someone brought this cracked, hand-carved wood table to my shop. Take a look at the steps I took to repair it.


Woods for Laser Cutting and Engraving

By Greg Weber Posted: 04/16/2013 3:22PM

I produce laser cut wooden gift items. I use all kinds of wood, but mainly I work with alder and balsa wood, because they are perfect for laser cutting and engraving.




Why KOMO Brought CNC Production Back to the U.S. from China

By Michael D. Kolibas Posted: 04/05/2013 4:43PM

While we were saving money in China on labor costs, we eventually realized that the savings were more than offset by the hidden costs created by a variety of factors.


New Wood Shop Hires? Make Their First Day A Good Experience

By Phil Bowers Posted: 04/04/2013 9:02AM

Make sure your new hires gets a good impression of your wood shop on their first day. It is so important to treat each new employee like they’re your next million dollar client.


New LEED v4 Credits, FSC’s (Diminished) Role

By Margaret Fisher Posted: 03/23/2013 8:00AM

One of the most talked about issues among Architectural Woodwork Industry (AWI) members is whether Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood will remain a part of LEED.


Create Positive First Impression For Wood Shop Hires

By Phil Bowers Posted: 03/21/2013 12:20PM

Harnessing a great first impression is the single most important tool you have in controlling your the culture of your wood shop.


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