Archives for October 2014

Learn the essentials about The Construction Lien Act

If your business is in Ontario and you are involved with the construction industry, don’t miss this professional development seminar on Nov. 27. It’s titled, The Construction Lien Act: Liens and Trusts. The seminar is being jointly presented by the Ontario chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) and the Toronto Construction […]

Sizing up panels

Freud launched new industrial panel-sizing saw blades for plywood and particle board at IWF. The new blades may help you reduce blade-replacement costs. Freud says its new Panel Sizing Saw Blade lasts up to twice as long as other blades currently on the market. There are two 14-inch models for particle board as well as one […]

Shockwaves coming

This fall, Milwaukee Tool is launching 20 additions to the Shockwave Expand line of insert bits and socket adaptors for impact drivers.  The line expansion consists of nine new SAE hex bits (1/16-inch to ¼-inch); eight new metric hex bits (2.5 mm to 12 mm); and three new insert socket adaptors (¼-inch, ⅜-inch and ½-inch). […]

Serving up new finishes

Panolam showcased its new Barista Collection of 16 neutral wood-grain and abstract visual finishes at IWF in Atlanta. The company says the new collection in its high-pressure laminate (HPL) line is designed to harmonize different colours, textures and shapes in interior designs. The Barista Collection gets its name from the urban coffee house environment, Panolam […]

E-letter: Who’s the boss?

The first day of school in B.C. was greeted with an all-too-familiar threat. The children would be held hostage to the demands of a public-sector labour union. I propose it is time to take a sober look at what these unions mean, how they arrived where they are and what they hold for us in […]

Aged-look cabinetry

Four new aging techniques by Elias Woodwork can give kitchen cabinetry almost any kind of aged but elegant look. With Rub-Through, some corners and edges are sanded before and after the staining/painting process. The technique creates a slightly old to heavily used look. Antiquing involves more aggressive sanding on corners (before and after painting or […]

Set-up in minutes

General Tool and Instruments says its new Professional Face Frame Jig System lets woodworkers and cabinetmakers create a production set-up in minutes to fabricate cabinet face frames and doors quickly and precisely. The unique, patented system eliminates separate drilling and assembly. The jig aligns, clamps, bores and screws together frame and door components in a […]

Multitasking in a single unit

The world’s largest manufacturer of panel saws, Holzma, has launched an innovative new unit that cuts, routs and drills panels in a single pass. The company says the all-in-one HPP 300 MultiTec does the multiple steps faster, more precisely and more cost-efficiently than moving panels from one CNC machine to another. The HPP 300 includes […]

Termination clauses: Benefits matter

By Jeremy Warning The July 7, 2014 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Miller v. ABM Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC 4062 (CanLII), provides a reminder for employers that termination clauses in employment contracts will be strictly construed by the courts. Because such clauses represent an agreement to contract out of an employee’s right […]

Practical and pretty, buttons to boulevards

They are dressed in camo colours: splotches of tan and green and various shades of brown, and they are lined up along the sidewalks as we flash by in the cab. But no, fortunately, they are not armed. They are not even soldiers, although they have the correct upright posture. They are trees: plane trees, […]