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Increasing Gang Rip Saw Efficiencies

Posted: 02/18/2013 9:27PM

There are three primary means to improve efficiencies on your gang rip saw; keep the saw(s) running at peak performance, reduce down time associated with set-up/changeovers, and getting the highest yield from your raw materials.


Safe Machine Guarding Practices & Guidelines

By Jack Rubinger and John Hamilton Posted: 02/18/2013 9:22PM

When a machine or any piece of equipment has a hazard that cannot be eliminated, the appropriate course of action is to install appropriate guarding or other safety devices.


Wood Moisture Readers: Pin or Pinless?

Posted: 12/22/2012 11:33PM

Wood moisture meters, essential in avoiding wood moisture problems such as shrinking, warping and cupping, come in both pin and pinless versions. Here's a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.


Bandsaw Physics: Why Blades Drift in Resawing

By Matthias Wandel Posted: 12/21/2012 4:32PM

Explaining the physics of resawing on the bandsaw, and what leads to blade drift




Wood Component Maker Turns Waste into Profit

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/08/2012 11:16AM

Ohio-based Walnut Creek Planing takes sustainability and lean manufacturing to a new level by turning its wood waste into a profit center.


Optimizing Material in a Lean Woodworking Environment

By Spencer Dick Posted: 03/12/2012 11:41AM

How to optimize manufacturing in a single piece flow environment, against a given inventory of raw material.


Glue Joint Ripping on the Saw

Posted: 03/12/2012 11:22AM

With the right equipment and properly prepared material, it is possible to achieve a joint suitable for edge gluing directly off a gang ripsaw, saving time, yield and material handling.


Four Steps to Optimal Moulder Usage

Posted: 03/12/2012 11:15AM

Listed are tips to optimize your moulding operation in the wood shop.


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