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No Voodoo: Segmented Platen Machine Set Up Simplified

By Adam West Posted: 04/24/2015 7:52AM

There seems to be a huge amount of voodoo involved in setting up segmented platen sanding machines. Techs and the folks running them just don’t understand the concepts, so they just play with the settings until something looks okay.


Stop! Don’t Buy That Wide Belt Sander Until You Read This!

By Adam West Posted: 04/22/2015 7:32AM

His rebuilt wide belt sanding machine might have taken the belt usage down to $800 a month, but it could not produce the quality of scratch over time that the new machine could. This “X” factor isn't easily calculated but represents far more savings than mere sandpaper.


3 Tips for Improved Spraying of Wood Finishes

Posted: 04/03/2015 2:12PM

Here are three tips to improve your spraying operation when applying finish to wood products. Included are ways to eliminate distorted spray patterns and streaks.


3 Keys to Better Veneer Selection & Utilization

Posted by Sam Knight | Posted: 04/02/2015 5:07PM

What are the key factors for selecting veneer species, grades, and patterns when ordering veneers? That information and more is presented in this recent webcast, which also gives insight into some of the new trends and applications.




What Color Can Help You Sell In 2015?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/02/2015 5:07PM

Research shows that approximately 85 percent of purchases are based on color. So how can manufacturers ensure they’re making the right choice for their products?


How To Make A Thick Countertop Out Of Thin Wood

By Scott Wunder Posted: 04/02/2015 4:16PM

As walnut ran short for a countertop project, Scott Wunder took the offcuts to create a thick profile edge. Here's how he made a thick-edged countertop out of thin wood.


Walnut Is One of the Top Trending Wood Species

Posted: 04/02/2015 4:06PM

American walnut is on the rise with furniture designers specifying it in greater amounts. View the most popular wood species on WoodworkingNetwork.com.


What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Wood Components?

Posted: 04/02/2015 3:30PM

Outsourcing components offers numerous benefits for manufacturers of all sizes, including cost savings, inventory reduction as well as improving lead time in the production process.


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