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Sanding Wood Products: Changing the Mindset in the Production Process

Posted: 03/09/2011 12:00AM

Some fundamental points to help optimize your company’s sanding operation.

Upgrades Help Conestoga Finish First

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/14/2009 12:00AM

Revamping the layout of the finishing area can be an arduous process, but Conestoga Wood Specialties not only accomplished the task in a timely manner, it did so while still retaining its practically perfect on-time shipping record.

The Cross-Hatch Adhesion Test

By Mac Simmons Posted: 11/13/2007 12:00AM

A simple but effective way to double-check multi-coating wood finishes.

A Polyester Primer

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An underlying reason to use any of the polyester types is due to their ability to close grain quickly and give an extremely hard surface. While most of the other favorable polyester attributes can be obtained by using other, easier to apply, coatings systems, polyester is undoubtedly however the “king of coatings."

Jasper Group Focuses on Finishing

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Indiana-based furniture manufacturer Jasper Group recently acquired a new facility 30 miles from its plant, in Taylorsville, NC, to handle finishing. The former location of a Kincaid Furniture plant, it has 98,000 square feet and is big enough to handle future growth.

5 Tips for Keeping a Paint Booth Clean

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• Keep dust out
The simplest and most important way to prevent dust from entering a booth is to keep all booth doors closed. When opening the doors to bring in the object to be sprayed, be sure that the booth is on and running in order to draw any airborne contaminants into the exhaust filters.

Spray Gun Tips for Operators

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The best way to achieve consistency is the spray gun application is to use equipment that allows you to record your settings and then return to them very easily. For instance, be sure to use regulators with accurate pressure gauges that are easy to read — and record the pressure settings used under different conditions and with different materials in a log book. Use a spray gun that allows you to identify the exact position of the needle (via the fluid control knob) and the fan control.

Picture This: Digital Printing on Demand

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The digital age has hit the woodworking industry with a gusto, with digital printing for surface technologies now being used to a greater extent.

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