Bright lights, big business

bright1Volz, Clarke & Associates — known as VCA Inc. — is a multidisciplined shop offering high-end residential millwork and studio furniture projects. Co-owners Bruce Volz and Tony Clarke operate a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility with around 30 employees in Northampton, Mass., selling mostly to the New York City metropolitan market through architectural firms.

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New Products

E75 Series of True Blue box levels

E75 Series of True Blue box levels

EMPIRE LEVEL is introducing its new e75 Series of True Blue box levels, available in both magnetic and non-magnetic models.

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New Products

Tools & Machines

DeWalt’s cordless planer features brushless motor

DeWalt’s cordless planer features brushless motor

DeWalt has a new 20-volt cordless planer with a brushless motor, useful for scribing cabinets and countertops, chamfering handrails, shaping and tapering trim and more, according to the company.

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Tools & Machines

Wood Markets

Red oak enjoys home-court edge

Red oak enjoys home-court edge

The market for Northern red oak (Quercus rubra), a traditional choice for furniture, millwork, trim and flooring, is as strong as ever, according to most hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News.

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Wood Markets

Editor's Picks

Buoyed by a backlog

Buoyed by a backlog

Andy Sutherland, owner of New Hampshire Woodworks in Manchester, N.H., had a ready answer to a question about running a successful custom shop:

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Airing it out

Airing it out

Why would a woodshop want to add pneumatic capabilities?

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Center of your universe

Center of your universe

They’re called either combination, multi-purpose or multi-function machines. Their most obvious advantage might not actually be their best feature.

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Kicking the tires

Kicking the tires

Making a sizeable investment in CNC capabilities isn’t just about buying a machine. It’s also about new techniques and new partners in production; presale education and post-sale technical support; floor space and dust collect...

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Features

Bright lights, big business

Bright lights, big business

Volz, Clarke & Associates — known as VCA Inc. — is a multidisciplined shop offering high-end residential millwork and studio furniture projects. Co-owners Bruce Volz and Tony Clarke operate a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility with a...

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It’s a fine line

It’s a fine line

Topcoating is a balancing act.

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Getting a handle on hardware

Getting a handle on hardware

An old friend and woodworker (who currently feeds his pension to a herd of horses) once said that a pony is still a pony without a lead rope, but a cabinet is just a box without hardware. His concept isn’t universal, but it’s ...

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