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The Hunt for Improvement
Mary-Carel Verden
8/24/2014 10:15:53 PM

Whew! We just returned from a week at IWF Atlanta and my head is still spinning with all the products and services we saw. Talk about a world full...

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Sustainability
LEED Paperwork
Rob Ziegelmeier
8/24/2014 10:32:22 PM

One thing that has not changed on LEED projects since its inception is the volumes of paperwork required to justify your attempt to help the pro...

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Silos Aren’t Only on Farms
Dave Grubb
8/22/2014 4:00:00 PM

Silos commonly exist within companies and unlike storage silos they have no value; to the contrary, they are both a disruptive and expensive waste of...

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Closer to the Supply
John Howell
8/22/2014 4:00:00 PM

In a recent article entitled “Closer to the Market”, I showed several advantages of reshoring our furniture manufacturing in consideration of our ...

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Coating or Impregnator: How to Choose
Fred Hueston
8/8/2014 4:00:00 PM

Last time I discussed "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sealing Your Natural Stone." Everything that is, except how to make the det...

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Discovering the Definition of Insanity
Insanity: Noun. When thinking that the end result will change if you do something over enough times without changing your method ... Read More
  Coatings
 
Testing Adhesions
Adhesion of the coatings to each other and to the wood surface is critical because even the most durable coatings ...  Read More
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Concern with Routing
A variety of embedded reinforcement measures have been attempted in natural stone, some of which have been successful ... Read More
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Formaldehyde: Worth the Fuss?
What’s all the fuss about formaldehyde? We’ve lived with it for years – billions of pounds are produced globally each year ... Read More
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Is Your Business Taking your Breath Away?
Does your shop cut, grind or hone stone dry? Do you grind stone flooring dry sometimes? Dust created from cutting and grinding certain types of stone emits silica in the air ... Read More
  Green
 
The Next Big Thing in Counters
The next big thing in counters is more related to my pond and the ice that we skate on. If anybody who is reading this skates on a frozen lake or pond you know how important the quality of the ice is ... Read More
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LEED Stirs Up Controversy
Think the fightin’ words are over with November’s presidential elections? Not at the U.S. Green Building Council, where nerves continue to be sharp after some public questioning of its role in green building practices ... Read More
 
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EnKon Improves Ergonomics with Scissor Lift and Rotate System for Carts

EnKon Systems, Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems, designed, engineered, and manufactured a pneumatic Scissor Lift and Rotate System to specifically fit a customer’s cart for improving ergonomics and productivity in their facility.

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Bora Tools Introduces Newest Product: Bora 50-Inch Modular Clamp Edge

BORA is announcing the launch of their newest product, the Wide Track Clamp Edge Saw Guide (WTX Clamp Edge), representing a significant advancement in today’s precision cutting market.

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New Jig System Streamlines Production of Professional-Quality Cabinet Face Frames and Doors

One-of-a-Kind System Allows Clamping, Drilling & Fastening in One Simple Setup: The new Professional Face Frame Jig System from General Tools & Instruments (General®) enables woodworkers and cabinet makers to create a production setup in just minutes for the fast and precise fabrication and assembly of cabinet face frames and doors. Wood frame and door components can be aligned, securely clamped, bored for pocket holes and screwed together in one operation. This patented, one-of-a-kind system saves time and increases productivity by eliminating the need for separate drilling and assembly operations and delivering repeatable, professional results.

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Top Knobs launches the Europa Series

Top Knobs launches the Europa series with stylized Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls within the contemporary new Mercer Collection

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ITW Building Components Group Announces Release of VisionREZ for Revit 2015 Architectural Plug-In

ITW Building Components Group announced today the release of the VisionREZ® for Revit® 2015 Architectural Plug-In. This is the second release of a VisionREZ product designed specifically for the Revit platform and is based on the award-winning VisionREZ products for AutoCAD® Architecture (ACA).

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AWFS Fair to Highlight Plastics at the 2015 Event

AWFS® Fair will be placing a special emphasis on plastics and plastics fabrication during its next Fair that will take place July 22 – 25, 2015. Although these products have been featured in past editions of the show, companies displaying plastic-related products will now be highlighted on the AWFS® Fair website, in the AWFS® Fair directory, and will have designated markers within their booths. This will be done in order to make it easy for buyers that are specifically looking for these products to locate them on the show floor. There are also plans to add an educational element to the College of Woodworking Knowledge® (CWWK®) that will be announced when the educational programs are revealed in early 2015. In addition, Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) plans to implement a comprehensive targeted marketing campaign within the plastics sector in order to inform and encourage buyers to attend the 2015 event. According to Stiles Machinery’s Dan Hershberger, the 2015 trade show chair, “This is a really focused effort on behalf of AWFS®, to address a market that we believe will present the Fair with additional growth in 2015 as well as future events, in addition to adding value for both our exhibitors and buyers.”

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FREE Graco Webinar: August 11th

Paint Circulation Trends: How to Save Money & Energy in Your Plant. Do you know how much compressed air your paint system uses? And how costly it can be to use that much compressed air? Learn how you can easily save money and energy in your paint circulation system by attending Graco's FREE Webinar on August 11th at 10:00 am CST (8:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Eastern).

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Masterwood Announces Masterwood AMERICA Partnership

Following considerable research and planning, Masterwood, based in Italy, has forged a new venture with Scott Kauphusman of Machine Tool Camp. The new company, Masterwood AMERICA, has been established to ensure stability, technical expertise, and depth of experience for both customers and distributors. By embedding Masterwood within an existing company, Masterwood AMERICA customers can be assured of an already successful infrastructure and staff that is crucial to a seamless re-entry into the U.S. market.

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Rockler Auto-Lock Clamp Adds Speed, Versatility to T-Track Clamping

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Auto-Lock T-Track Clamp, a newly engineered accessory for the Rockler T-Track Table and any other device with a T-Track that accepts 5/16" T-bolts. The clamp slides into the T-Track and locks in perpendicular, in-line, and 45° positions. The clamp arm slides until the clamp face is against the workpiece, then locks into place once the top lever is depressed. The clamp's sliding and locking mechanism provides instant adjustment and clamping, saving woodworkers time versus using traditional clamps and hold downs.

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AWI Design Solutions Magazine Released

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has released the summer 2014 edition of their official journal, Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in depth features and resources including a technical article and a Product Showcase.

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Let's "Root" for the Finish

Abet Laminati, a leading manufacturer of decorative laminates, introduces several new woodgrains into its Legni collection of wood textures reproduced on laminate sheets. Root – a surface so realistic it’s hard to tell it’s not wood, is available in seven patterns. The total Legni line consisting of over 100 wood-like surfaces, offers the warmth and original look of natural wood with the high performance of laminate. Legni woodgrain laminates are available in 4 feet x 10 feet sheet sizes. All laminates are Greenguard certified with low VOC emissions. Root will be introduced at IWF, booth #3337.

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A New, Free Marketing Tool From Google Geared to Newbies Always eager for the slightest opportunity to insinuate itself into your life at every level...

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I. Thou shall protect yourself at all times. "Safety First" should be a motto for every finisher, refinisher and restorer. NO exceptions! Always wear...

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The “Floating” Cabinet
Holly Berecz
8/1/2014 4:00:00 PM

One of the latest trends in cabinetry involves kicking the toe kick to the curb. The wall-mounted or “floating” cabinet may have begun as an ultra-co...

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I've Been Waiting a Long, Long Time for This!!
Pat Windmeier
8/8/2014 4:00:00 PM

I can't tell you how many years I have been waiting for something like this to happen; it may have been as long as 10 to 12 years. I imagined it h...

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Stains—Part 1
Bob Bein
8/15/2014 4:00:00 PM

Hello again and welcome back. Today, I find myself once again addressing a subject that needs much more space than I am allotted: Wood stain. Stai...

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