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sn_technoThe concept of computers controlling a cutting or milling head in X, Y and Z planes originated just after World War II and by the 1980s there were a number of small machines and DIY kits available.

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Milwaukee Tick

Milwaukee Tick

MILWAUKEE introduces the Tick, a professional-grade Bluetooth tool and equipment tracker.

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Tools & Machines

Bosch says Core battery delivers more power

Bosch says Core battery delivers more power

Bosch unveiled its Core 18-volt 6.3-Ah lithium-ion battery, model GBA18V63, at January’s World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. The company says the new battery delivers up to 80 percent more power than previous generation Bosch batteries, made possi...

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Wood Markets

Rosewood sales steady despite recent restrictions

Rosewood sales steady despite recent restrictions

Last fall, the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) listed all Dalbergia rosewood species — except for Dalbergia nigra (Brazilian rosewood) — under Appendix II protection. The listing requires appropr...

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Wood Markets

Editor's Picks

Ahead of the curve

Ahead of the curve

Have you ever tried using “lattice” or “living” hinges to bend wood? As anyone who has looked into adding a laser to a CNC knows, you can do that with a laser. Today’s lasers don’t just engrave. They can also cut all t...

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Sleek and simple

Sleek and simple

The old catchphrase “minimalism” seems to be making the rounds again. About 30 years ago, it described architecture that exuded Northern European starkness — aluminum and plastic with the remnants of a modified Bauhaus influ...

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Living in Tomorrowland

Living in Tomorrowland

Technology is advancing at a mind-boggling speed. For example, an impressive number of cars can park themselves now and driverless vehicles are just about here. In the workplace, the odds are that most of your own car was made and...

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Home on the range

Home on the range

Cole Custom Cabinets of Casper, Wyo., does everything but grow the trees, as the owners like to say. The one-stop shop designs, builds, finishes and installs custom cabinetry and countertops for kitchens and baths, casework for ot...

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Features

All on the table

All on the table

“Table saw” is an inclusive term. It embraces everything from large sliding versions to cabinet, contractor and portable job-site units. So identifying trends across all of these categories can be a bit overwhelming.

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King of the hill

King of the hill

It basically started with a job offer. Hawk Hill Cabinetry & Custom Woodwork in Brandon, Vt., can trace its roots to a contractor/craftsman relationship.

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No turning back now

No turning back now

During the last few decades, wood finishers have dealt with changes related to everything from waterborne products to formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds. These and other environmental concerns have changed the way that co...

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