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William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.
Woodworkers Guild of America celebrates April Fools Day with a video demonstrating why there is a reverse switch on wood lathes. Watch and learn!
Festool launches cordless sweepstakes
Lebanon, Ind. — Festool, a manufacturer professional-grade power tools, is launching a large sweepstakes to highlight their comprehensive, high-performance Cordless line-up. The sweepstakes includes some of Festool’s most innovative cordless products, such as the TSC 55 K Cordless Track Saw, the TID 18 Cordless Impact Driver and the T 18 Cordless Drill. To enter, customers should visit the landing page and complete the entry form.
Blind corner storage alternative
Magic Corner system efficiently solves wasted space, is easy to install.
Entries open for 2023 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge
Prestigious contest searches for the best veneer work offering thousands of dollars in prizes.
It’s not magic but it can feel that way!
Whether they come from machinery upgrades or transformative procedures, some improvements can be hard to believe.
Is wood making a comeback?
Natural trend leans to wood tones, but lighting, hardware take center stage at big shows.
Egger study compares material impact in pricing
Value engineering experiment shows impact of TFL, HPL, and veneer in same jobs.
Measuring to manage
Big or small, what you measure affects the trajectory of your business.
200,000 converge on Vegas for industry events
Organizers of Design Construction Week claim best attendance in 10 years, including KBIS, IBS, NHS, Surfaces, and Las Vegas Market.
Lighting adds big value
Task Lighting’s LED tape light kit is an easy way to get into cabinet lighting.