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Job Opportunity

Say a bench breaks, or a gavel cracks... Who do the US Supreme
Court Justices call in their time of need? The official US Supreme Court
Cabinetmaker, of course! Here's a once in a lifetime opportunity to apply
for the position. No joke.

Featured Project

This furnituremaker needed some knife hinges that wouldn't break the bank.
Being a resourceful fellow, he decided to make a whole pile of hinges, himself.
Here's how.

Hot Threads

Can a CNC handle this whole job, from cutting some odd chair parts
to adding a roundover at the end? Tooling and machine capability is
under discussion.

Pop quiz: Bidding a job based on the cost of your materials, times two...
Does using this formula make you: a) brilliant or b) bankrupt?

A coating that hasn't cured has its finisher concerned. Temperature
could be the culprit...

Got a log-hauling truck? Join the others in this thread who have shared
pictures of the chopped up, souped up, beefed up machines
they use to transport tree trunks from woodlot to sawmill:

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    Featured Member Profile

    Ambrose Taylor's business, Vintage Material Supply Co. of Austin, TX,
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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    In between the cabinetmaker and the architect stands a rather stubborn
    contractor. Communication is key when it comes to job specs in a
    complex situation.

    Follow along as a craftsman works his way through a difficult first-time
    project: a sunburst veneer layup.

    By outsourcing CNC router work to another shop, this cabinetmaker
    hoped for excellent edge quality... But instead of flat, clean cuts, he's
    getting fuzzy ones. What can be done?

    Finish carpenters vote on which of two wainscot methods would work
    better for full height wall paneling. Aesthetics, tradition, and installation
    all factor in.

    There's more than one way to build a simple steam box for bending wood.
    Here are a whole host of 'em:

    Can a small shop be profitable? Here's a ton of advice from experienced
    business owners about marketing, money management, planning, and other
    business fundamentals.

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    Video Pick

    ArtCam features videos on woodworking, carving, and software design.
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