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Woodworking and Hannah Montana

October 15, 2009 1 comment

You may or may not know who Hanna Montana is but if you have children between the ages of 5-15 or watch television you have probably heard her name. So why is her name popping up on a woodworking blog?  The reason is simple, ROUTER BITS!!??

Before

Before

What ??  Let me explain, a woodworker called us and he needed a few router bits that we had in stock and in talking to him he explained that he was making some changes to a piano that is going to be used in the new Hannah Montana movie. How neat is that!

Rought Cutout Finished Curve Using Eagle Bit

He offered to send a few  pictures of how the project was moving along, I said great because my 6 year old daughter loves Hannah Montana so he sent me a few to show her.  Above you can see the rough cutout made to the body of the piano and then the finished cut that was made with one of our Eagle America router bits.

The Finished Product

The Finished Product

If you are a woodworker or a fan of Hannah Montana, here is just a small connection between the two.

The Evolution of the Eagle America Web Site

October 6, 2009 1 comment

Raphy, Eagle America’s Ecommerce Manager writes:

“I have been involved with the Eagle America web site in some form or another for almost 10 years now and it’s amazing how our web site has changed over the years. Technology is always changing and I know that if you don’t keep up with it then it’s very possible you can get left behind and miss out on a lot of opportunities for the company as well as for customers. Does this apply to all sites, including one related to woodworking?

In 1999, before I had any part in working on the website, the company had a website which had one static page that merely let the web world know what we were about. We weren’t selling anything on the site, simply making our presence known on the World Wide Web. As you can see it was a basic layout with an image of our catalog along with simple text.

Finally, in 2000, we actually started taking orders from the web! Looking back, it’s apparent that we were more excited about being on the web than actually selling things on the web. The top navigation buttons were pretty ugly… YUCK!

Our current website now boasts a much more customer-friendly appearance, especially with the wider layout. The overall buying experience has been enhanced as well. Sure there’s always going to be some form of technological gadget that I would love to implement but I feel that what’s currently in place will surely satisfy our customers.

Now I am going to have to admit that I am not a woodworker but I have obtained a lot of woodworking knowledge from being with the company for 16 years. With that in mind, how can we make our website better, especially for woodworkers? Let us know if there is anything you’ve seen on other sites (not necessarily woodworking sites) that you would like to see on ours. I would love to get your feedback and read the interesting things that you all find.”

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