Cutting & Grinding (Cutting Tools & Grinders)

Cutting MDF & plywood: a Shop Smarts Challenge

Can you use the same tooling to cut both plywood and MDF on a CNC saw? There’s no definitive answer, as indicated by the mixed responses to this woodworker query in the recent Shop Smarts challenge. More than 150 woodworkers gave their input on January’s Shop Smarts challenge, presented by Woodworking Network and sponsored by Saber Diamond Tools. In a randomly selected drawing, Sean Ferguson of Ferguson Custom Woodworking won a $100 Visa gift card for his response.

Almanac Market Data

Commercial furniture index remains strong

Business remains strong for the commercial furniture industry and its suppliers, according to the quarterly MADA / OFI Trends survey. The January 2016 overall survey index was 57.25, exceeding the October 2015 index, which was 56.05. Three index values in quarterly MADA/OFI survey reach record highs.

Woodworking Industry News

First Super Bowl in LEED stadium

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will face-off for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium - the first LEED Gold certified football stadium and one of the most energy efficient stadiums in the world. The $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers was the first stadium to open in the U.S. to achieve LEED Gold Status certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.


Custom Cupboards cabinetry names two new managers

Custom Cupboards CEO Mael Hernandez has announced that Ronnie Terrell has been named division manager for the company’s final assembly and shipping departments. Terrell will be responsible for developing procedures and leading employees so that products are manufactured on-schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.


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