Independents in micro-businesses are few and far between and often hard to discover, despite the internet’s ever-increasing web of enterprises. The backbone of British industry is made up of small, independent people striving to retain a measure of individualism, independence and entrepreneurialism in their lives. Statistics from 2019 show that in Britain there were 5.82…
FilletsThe panels seams now receive fillets that fill the joints and ease the transition between panels for application of fiberglass tape. I’m messy, so I tape the fillet areas before laying in the thickened epoxy. This step really works. Here’s a fillet. It’s made from epoxy thickened with wood flour. The fillets are next covered
Hatch RimsI realized that the hatch sills and spacers had cured well during the day, so I glued in the bow and stern hatch rims late last night. That put me a day ahead of what I thought. The rims stops any water that gets past the hatch gasket from getting into the dry compartments.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic had a “downright ugly” impact on new residential furniture orders. New orders in April were down 61% compared to a year ago, and down 52% from March. “As the pandemic hit, March orders were down 29% from March 2019. As expected, every one of our participants
Thanks to some scrap shelving and four caster wheels, I now have a space-saving way to store my collection of hand planes that rolls to wherever I’m working. I tilted the cart’s uprights to 10 degrees and outfitted them with cleats and turnbuckles to hold the planes securely. My entire inventory of planes occupies only
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MAGNOR, Norway – Architects are calling it the “world’s most eco-friendly furniture factory” and it’s headed for the middle of a massive Norwegian forest. Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed the 70,000-square-foot factory – named “The Plus” – for Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre. The $31 million facility will include a visitor
Tim Killen uses a SketchUp plug-in, Fredo Curvaloft Skin Contours, to help him model a complex shape on a challenging Queen Anne leg.
Northern Contours is putting a new face on the cabinet industry with its London, Ontario facility. In addition to producing doors for cabinetmakers, contractors, closet, furniture and millwork operations, the St. Paul, MN-based company has received national recognition for its Renuit kitchen restyling/refacing program, available through more than 180 Home Depot stores across Canada. The
Why liquid hide glue should be your first choice as an adhesive. Since the beginnings of civilization up until World War II, most pieces of furniture were assembled using animal-based glues. That fact changed almost overnight in the 20th … Source
Our oldest is officially in the stage where I can get ask him to help me with anything. He is bigger than Ashley and interested in learning about all the things, especially if there’s a power tool involved. So today in honor of passing on all the chores to our kids, we thought we’d share…