Hard choices

hard1It’s a cliché — it’s bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded. Everything depends on one swing. That’s how crucial the right hardware decision can be: adding this one final element to a project can often elevate it to the big leagues or send it down to the minors.

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New Products

10” Micro-Kerf 40 Deep Cut saw blade

10” Micro-Kerf 40 Deep Cut saw blade

TOTAL SAW SOLUTIONS is introducing the new 10” Micro-Kerf 40 Deep Cut saw blade, designed to give a deeper cut than the company’s original 10” Micro-Kerf 40 blade.

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Tools & Machines

‘Fear of grip’ doesn’t need to be paralyzing

‘Fear of grip’ doesn’t need to be paralyzing

Just about everyone has been in the grip of fear at some time, but only woodworkers understand the fear of grip. That’s when we’ve worked for three days making parts and now we have to clamp them together.

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Wood Markets

Suppliers gamble with exotic hardwood stock

Suppliers gamble with exotic hardwood stock

Exotic hardwood suppliers have to gamble a bit when deciding what to keep in stock. There’s some intuition involved as to guessing what’s hot and what’s not, according to several dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Editor's Picks

Only in America

Only in America

Spend a couple of nights waking along Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as The Strip, and eventually nothing will surprise you. A middle-aged man wearing a diaper and nothing else? Check. An old lady in a Batman costume ordering at ...

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Perception vs. reality

Perception vs. reality

Cabinetmakers and furniture builders often look at finishing in very different ways. The former usually spray lacquer or varnish, while the latter often apply wax, oil or shellac by hand. Both, however, are looking for a delicate ...

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Stand out and cash in

Stand out and cash in

We had a little work done on the home place a few months ago. A contractor came in and gave us a price, we signed the papers and all these very professional people showed up one after the other until everything was done.

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VOC rules can cause a mess

VOC rules can cause a mess

Cabinet Makers Association executive director David Grulke sums up regulation of volatile organic compounds, a vital component of most varnishes, paints and stains, with one word.

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