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  • 3D Printing Comes to Wood

    Jul-05-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: William Sampson, Editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine

    Manufacturing processes can usually be divided along two lines, additive and subtractive. In woodworking, most of what we do to make and prepare parts is a subtractive process. We take raw material, then cut(...) <read more>

  • How a Duck Decoy and Glue Changed Furniture Design

    Mar-19-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: William Sampson, Editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine

    Furniture makers and designers probably don’t think about glue as essential to design, but it is. Before when furniture makers used mostly animal-based glues, which were especially subject to failure resulting from heat and moisture, joint design was absolutely crucial. (...) <read more>

William Sampson, Editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine Editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine

Currently the editor of CabinetMaker+FDM magazine, William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, having built everything from furniture and cabinetry to stringed musical instruments. His publishing experience includes 20 years in newspapers, a stint as the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, and founder of WoodshopBusiness magazine, which was eventually combined into CabinetMaker in 1998. Sampson was awarded the Woodworkers Helping Others award in 2004, “recognizing his support of the woodworking industry and the students that represent its future.” He was also instrumental in the founding of the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998, serving as the organization’s first executive director.


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