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Trends in CNC Machining of Wood Products

By Karen Koenig Posted: 03/28/2014 9:38AM

Improving efficiency in the machining process is an underlying goal behind all CNC developments.Experts discuss 5-axis and other capabilities for today's CNC machining centers.


Machinery Bearings Best Practices: Facts & Fiction

By Ian A. Rubin Posted: 03/27/2014 1:11PM

Are your machine's bearings making you spin your wheels? Here are some installation, application and lubrication facts and fiction.


Optimizing Lumber Yield in the Woodshop

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/27/2014 12:34PM

Industry experts offer advice for optimizing yield and selecting the perfect grade of wood.


4 Tips for Improved Moulder Usage

Posted: 03/27/2014 12:06PM

From aligning shoes beneath the bed plate, to using software for clues to knife wear, here are some tips and techniques to optimize moulder operation for both production and custom woodshops.




Woodworking Productivity Optimized by Ordering Ripped Lumber

By Joe Zbicki Posted: 03/27/2014 11:24AM

If you regularly utilize specific widths, you should consider ordering ripped hardwood lumber from your supplier. The article provides a look at the options available.


Optimizing Woodshop Saw Rips and Cross Cuts

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/19/2014 9:00AM

Lumber pricing is on the rise. Putting a number to the lumber, and getting usable cuts from every cubic inch of wood you buy, has never been more important to profit margins. Here are some tips on improving yield.


Making a Case for Ripping Hardwood Lumber

By Joe Zbicki Posted: 12/13/2013 2:58PM

The act of ripping hardwood lumber is not new. Manufacturers have been ripping hardwood lumber as part of converting random width hardwood lumber into usable parts for years. Whether it is with a simple table saw or using a more advanced gang rip saw, ripping lumber is a standard industry practice.


Trending Wood Species Styles & Finishes for Cabinets, Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 12/03/2013 9:20AM

A look at the trending wood species for furniture, cabinetry, flooring and more, plus the treatments that are transforming old standbys like oak into something new and fresh.


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