Buying someone else's recycled lacquer thinner can be a risky bet. But if you control the entire recycle process using your own still, it can be a good idea. Under these circumstances, painters in the shop know what chemicals they are loading into the still; and they know the content of the output after the process is complete
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Being a furniture builder puts you in a certain category; the category where people think you are handy. So you get called on for help, and can only hope it's wood related. That's why I don't mind having a trust pipe wrench around.
If you are a wood industry media maven, you may wonder about the recently announced acquisition of Woodworking Network by FDMC Magazine's parent, CCI Media. Here's the scoop.
Adding LED fixtures (pucks or tape) is becoming increasingly popular among industry professionals. Its easy and affordable for customers and can accent a closet or bathroom, regardless if its traditional or contemporary.
A year or so ago I became very interested in restoring old vintage items, like tools and furniture, and incorporating salvaged items into some of my custom woodworking projects. The latest project I completed was an All Steel Equipment tanker desk that I purchased at an online auction back in February.
Engraving ash wood-handled hammers is what a small, family-run business near Austin, Texas does. Sounds all warm and fuzzy, but then you read the fine print and learn even with a hammer, it's never that simple.
For the perfect working setup, you build, you tear down, you move, you shuffle - and then you build again. All for that delicate balance of space and function. It’s a dance, and as soon as you feel you have the steps mastered in the shop, you venture into the field, and that careful planning goes out the window.