Out on a Limb: Many Woodworkers Have Knowledge Gap

By Steve Shanesy
Page: 8

From the June 2004 issue #141
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In the early decades of the 20th century, home woodworking got its start when woodworking machines with electric motors were first marketed to homeowners. These machines made it possible for untrained and unskilled enthusiasts to produce projects of surprising quality after acquiring the rudimentary knowledge of machine cutting and glue-and-clamp assembly.

In the 1960s, woodworking got another huge shot in the arm when enterprising businesspeople went to Taiwan to have inexpensive equipment made, making ownership of power woodworking equipment within the reach of any American who wanted to pursue the hobby.

From the June 2004 issue #141
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