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Cloned big leaf maple grown for guitars

Cloned big leaf maple grown for guitars


CONCRETE, Wash. While some companies look ahead only as far as the next quarterly financial statement, Pacific Rim Tonewoods has embarked on a business plan involving figured maple wood that won’t bring in returns for decades. But having a long view is part of the theme music for this company…

Surgeon brings precision to woodworking hobby

Surgeon brings precision to woodworking hobby


By Jena Sauber Dan Smith works in his wood shop at his St. Joseph home. The tool cabinet (pictured left) was featured in Fine Woodworking magazine. Amid ceiling fans and overhead lights is suspended something less commonly found in a wood shop — a large, gleaming wooden canoe. “The idea…

Showing the value of programmable CNC routing

Showing the value of programmable CNC routing


By John Legg Feb 9, 2017 With over 25 years of experience in the development of high-performance CNC routing, engraving and cutting solutions and with literally thousands of successful installations testifying to this achievement, AXYZ International has demonstrated unequivocally the value of programmable CNC routing. Nowhere is this more evident…