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In A Nutshell: Connect With Long Term Business Prospects

By Denise Butchko | Updated: April 20, 2015 - 7:40 AM

Connect with the people who can refer business to you long term. For example, if you’re a kitchen designer or cabinetmaker, someone who sells high end real estate is in front of people who want your product on a daily basis.

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network

Could Norcraft Cabinetry Sale to FBHS Spur Shareholder Suits?

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: April 19, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The acquisition of Norcraft Companies, Inc. by MasterBrand parent Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. could be blocked by shareholder lawsuits. A law firm specializing in such actions says it is seeking litigants now.


How To Make a Jig for an Inside Corner Glue Scraper

By Kevin Turgeon | Updated: April 19, 2015 - 6:04 PM

I made this quick jig for removing dried glue from an inside corner. It's at an angle and reversible to get all the way to the bottom of a box. Because the glue will soak into the wood fibers just scraping at the surface won't prevent it from impacting finishing.


Selling Al Capone's Gnarled Wood & Tree Root Chairs

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 18, 2015 - 11:32 AM

A pair of gnarled wood and tree root chairs from Al Capone's northern Wisconsin hideout is among items by be auctioned by Wright Chicago auctioneers, in conjunction with Blackman Cruz, a Los Angeles dealer.

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network

Design-driven Woodworking Business, Enabled by Technology

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 17, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Closets companies and custom woodworkers who let their designs lead their marketing efforts will be the most successful. But, we learned at Cabinets & Closets 2015, you have to automate the production side.


Wood Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Sepp Gmeiner and Georg Frey, Lignum Consulting | Updated: April 17, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Industry 4.0 will be the buzz at LIGNA 2015, drawn from European wood manufacturing and other industries. It is based on high-tech strategy of the German government to promote computerization on a much larger scale than is currently used.

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