A lasting love affair

affair1The route from Eastchester, N.Y., to Tarpon Springs, Fla., was a bit circuitous — and not just geographically speaking — for Ken D’Ambrosio, the former award-winning Manhattan commercial photographer and advertising executive responsible for among other things, the “Reach Out and Touch Someone” and “Be All You Can Be” advertising campaigns. But as the life of the now 72-year-old took the usual twists and turns, a welcome constant in it was a love for working with ...

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New Products

BeA fasteners

BeA fasteners

BEA FASTENERS USA is expanding its fastener and pneumatic tool offerings to also include brads, pins and finish nails.

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Tools & Machines

The glues that get us out of sticky situations

The glues that get us out of sticky situations

Every now and then a woodworker wonders if the glue being used is really the best choice for the job. Will the cabinet, turning, carving or piece of furniture last as long as it should? Will the joints hold up to the trauma of moving to locations wit...

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Wood Markets

The fight continues against hardwood diseases

Every few years, woodworkers learn of some new invasive pest or fungus with overseas origins that attacks our hardwood populations. Some of them have been killing trees for decades, while others are new arrivals. They generally victimize one species ...

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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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