Archives for May 2013

A new life with soft closing

The Integra, Zargen/Unigrass and Roller Slides (1702) systems from Grass can now be upgraded to soft close with the addition of an optional adapter. This adapter is designed to be easy to install, and can be retrofitted. These units can be used on drawers that have up to a 50-kg load rating. The adapters are […]

Exotic hardware

Du Verre Hardware says its co-founder, c.e.o. and creative director, Gina Lubin, has once again demonstrated the depth of her artistic talent with the creation of the Rio collection. Rio achieves an exotic look that is enhanced with an interwoven pattern of random lines and arches that give each piece an interesting texture. With no […]

To boldly go…

Rockwell says that the 16V MaxLithium Drill/Driver and Impact Driver is another example of the company not being afraid to chart new territory. These new power tools are compact, lightweight and feature shorter head stocks than competing tools. According to Rockwell, the MaxLithium is the only 16V power tool in today’s professional-tool marketplace. It comes […]

The History of Everything

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Stephen Hawking is back in the press, this time to explain evolution without God – a daunting task, and one on which some feel Hawking fell short. Physicists can be dreadfully hard to follow. Since I am a language guy, I feel uniquely qualified to translate some of Hawking’s more difficult musings. […]

What is it?

Post a comment below if you can identify this machine. No log-in is required. — From the May 2013 Wood Industry e-letter

Building permits rise again

Contractors took out building permits worth $6.5 billion in March, up 8.6% from February and the third consecutive monthly advance. The March increase came mostly from the non-residential sector in Ontario and Alberta.