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Shopping for Woodworking Software? Seven Basic Questions to Ask

Posted: 03/08/2012 1:56PM

Items to consider before making a software purchase for your wood products company.

Storing Lumber: Tips on How to Do It

Posted: 03/01/2012 11:22PM

Storage conditions must be good so that the wood is prepared for use and does not deteriorate. Rough sawn boards are not easy to identify. Racking must be sure and stable, but easy to reach and simple to search

New Market Study Reveals Component Purchasing Trends

Posted: 03/12/2011 12:00AM

The cabinet industry remained in the number one position as the largest end-use market for wood component products in 2010, primarily due to the continued decline in the building products industry and slowdown in the construction markets. That information, along with other trends, is included in the 2010 Dimension & Components Market Study by the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. (WCMA).

Tradition Meets Wood Ripping Technology

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Optimized rip sawing equipment and integration from the log to the wood parts it makes, improve manufacture at JM Champeau, a Quebec City producer of quality dimension components.

5 Tips for Keeping a Paint Booth Clean

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

• 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

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

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

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

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

Do’s & Don’ts for Using ‘Super’ Coatings

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

In recent years, a number of so-called “super” high-performance coatings have been taking over the wood finishing industry. But what, exactly, are they? This will give you a quick overview, with some information about one of the most popular ones, conversion varnish.

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