Just like new again

likenew2Based in the Atlanta suburbs, Alan Noel completes intricate restoration work on fine furniture as the owner of two businesses, A. Ross Noel and Associates and Noel’s Woodworks, which employs four independent contractors in a co-op setting.

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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

SawStop crosscut accessory hits the market

SawStop crosscut accessory hits the market

The SawStop booth always draws a big crowd at IWF, with attendees waiting for the next demonstration of the company’s blade-stopping safety device. But this year there was a new sliding crosscut table attachment to check out.

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Wood Markets

Cherry sales steady as housing improves slowly

Cherry sales steady as housing improves slowly

Sales of cherry are steady for the most part these days, according to lumber dealers interviewed by Woodshop News who also say supplies are increasing because of improvements in the U.S. housing market.

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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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