Onward and upward

onward1North Atlantic Corp., based in Somerset, Mass., is one of the largest millwork suppliers in New England. The family-run company has more than 350 employees within its several building divisions added through acquisitions and expansions through the years.

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New Products

Bosch GLM 15 laser measure

Bosch GLM 15 laser measure

BOSCH offers the GLM 15 laser measure as an alternative to using a tape measure.

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Tools & Machines

Wanna be lean? Just eliminate waste

Wanna be lean? Just eliminate waste

Waste has two meanings for a woodshop. It’s the accumulated debris created by the manufacturing process (that is, the garbage), which includes sawdust, chips and cutoffs. But it’s also a term used to describe the percentage of raw materials that ...

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Wood Markets

Rustic appearance gives white oak an edge

Customer preferences for red and white oak fluctuate from year to year and in 2014 white oak has taken the lead. Hardwood dealers interviewed by Woodshop News say current buyers prefer white over red for its rich light-to-dark-brown color. Designers ...

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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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