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SAM BAT: Founders of the Maple Baseball Bat

Who is SAM BAT? The Original Maple Bat Corporation – most often referred to as SAM BAT, after the company’s founder Sam Holman – began in 1997 when Bill Mackenzie, then-scout for the Colorado Rockies, needed help. Bill told Sam that the baseball team was breaking an...

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Prisma Guitars: Giving Old Skateboards New Life

Who is Prisma Guitars? When Nick Pourfard was 18 years old, he was an avid skateboarder. He spent as much time as he could rolling down the steep streets of San Francisco and practicing tricks with his brother and friends. Unfortunately, when one trick didn’t go as...

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Step Out of the Workshop this National Woodworking Month

We know that woodworking is often a solitary activity, and sometimes we might go a little stir crazy alone in our workshops. April is National Woodworking Month, so we’ve decided to compile a list of some of our favorite resources to help you make the most of your...

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The Chocolate Doctor: A Confectionary Master

Who’s the Chocolate Doctor? For over 20 years, Kerry Beal, otherwise known as the Chocolate Doctor, has been perfecting the art of producing and decorating decadent chocolate treats. Her interest in the craft has led her to become a go-to confectionary expert, often...

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Unpackaging your first HVLP Turbine Sprayer

Unpackaging your first HVLP Turbine Sprayer: What to do before you pull the trigger: Regardless of how old we get, it is hard to contain our excitement when a new toy (or tool) arrives. When unpackaging your first HVLP Turbine Spray system be sure to consider the...

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Storing Your Equipment

Storing Your Equipment for the Winter Months As the year winds down, some finishers who do not have the luxury of a heated shop will store away their paint spraying equipment during the winter. If you’re invested in your tools and your work, take a few minutes to...

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V is for Viscosity – Understanding Viscosity

V is for Viscosity - Why understanding viscosity is important to spray finishing: When spray finishing, viscosity measurements will help you understand the size of needle and nozzle required to effectively atomize your finish. By recording these measurements, you can...

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Making a Difference One Flag at a Time

For nearly 15 years, Brian Steorts served 8 consecutive combat deployments to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. After becoming injured on the job, he felt he was missing something during his rehabbing, something he once wore on his sleeve every day...

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