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If CNC Spindles Had Odometers Like Cars, How Far Would They Run?

By Tony Maffeo Posted: 11/20/2014 8:22AM

If we kept track of the mileage of spindles, as we do our automobiles, a typical 24,000 rpm spindle used eight hours a day would accumulate over 250,000 miles per year. Eventually, the bearings wear out or the electrical insulation fails. Then what?


3D Printing – Advance Cabinet Systems Offers Its View

By Kyle Rennaker Posted: 11/03/2014 7:43PM

Imagine having to fix a broken computer part or a plastic light switch cover, but instead of going to the store, you just print it from your own computer.


Students Tour Wood Manufacturing at JB Cutting for Mfg. Day

Posted: 10/13/2014 2:02PM

On Manufacturing Day, held nationwide October 3, 2014, JB Cutting hosted an event at our facility for local students to clear up common manufacturing and to show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.


IWF 2014: a Big, Vibrant Woodworking Show for Growing Industry

By Rick Hannigan, IWF 2014 Chairman Posted: 09/08/2014 10:47AM

All indications show positive growth for IWF 2014. Registration was 10% higher, and increased in 47 of 50 states.The 920 exhibitors included over 200 new exhibiting companies at the International Woodworking Fair 2014.




8 Ways to Cut Waste and Go Lean in Woodworking Plant Operations

By Tom Gray Posted: 08/04/2014 2:15PM

How to identify familiar signals to find improvement opportunities in wood manufacturing operations, based on experience in assessing many companies.


How To Avoid Panel Warp in Cabinets and Furniture Projects

By Kyle Newman Posted: 07/31/2014 12:53PM

Whether you are trying to restore a table with a warped top, figure out why your cabinet or passageway doors are warped, or you’re a woodworker looking to fine tune your projects, understanding what causes panels to warp and how to prevent it can be the difference between getting it done and getting it right.


General Tools MMD8P Moisture Meter Is Good on the Outside

By Scott Wunder Posted: 07/21/2014 11:49AM

When the General Tools & Instruments MMD8P moisture meter ($199) showed up to be reviewed, I was excited. I have moisture issues with wood – it seems like it’s always too wet to use and I don’t want to wait.


Teak Wood Prices Jump as Myanmar Exports Are Reduced

By Bob Steber Posted: 07/05/2014 2:10PM

Teak wood exports are being restricted as the Myanmar Government transfers operations from a government business to private enterprise. Only 20% of the volume is to be exported compared to last year with prices rising significantly.


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