best practices

5 orbital sanding mistakes to avoid

Sanding with a random orbital sander or orbital sander (without random pattern) is not complicated, but there are several things to consider to avoid problems, and get the best possible finish.

How to measure for panel warp

Panel warp is determined by measuring for cup, bow, or twist. This is done with the panel standing in a vertical position (± 5 degrees).

How to improve your rough mill efficiency

Improving yields and efficiency in the rough mill can add meaningful dollars to the company’s finances. If you are purchasing $1 million dollars of lumber a year, then each 1 percent of yield gain adds $10,000 to the company’s bottom line. Today’s wood product manufacturers are seeing an improving business environment for their products. Housing starts are trending upward and with that the need for hardwood flooring, cabinets, moldings and other wood products have been rising. The price of hardwood lumber has seen an increase as demand has risen.
By John Branch