Archives for April 2015

Small-shop storage solution

If yours is a small or niche-work shop, you may find this new storage solution from Rockler handy. The company has added an 18-inch Shop Stand Apron to its line. The apron is made with rugged hardware and durable polyester weave material designed to withstand the rigors of constant shop use, Rockler says. With 33 […]

Smoother, more even panel edges

New from Nordson is its EF 60 V Edge Filling and Edge Sealing Slot Applicator. It’s designed to help shops manufacturing furniture improve product quality while reducing their production costs. The EF 60 V produces smooth, even panel edges on less expensive, larger-particle boards. The applicator system creates a high-quality finished appearance. Also, it provides improved moisture protection and […]

Let the light shine through

WalzCraft has added several new Mullion Lite Pattern options to its Mullion Accent Doors. The new additions expand the selection to more than 65 designs. They are all available in numerous profiles, wood species and finish combinations. The company will also manufacture customized Lite Patterns. You can modify an existing WalzCraft pattern or design one […]

Riding slow

Accuride has launched a new easy-close mechanism for its 115RC Linear Track System. The 115RC Easy-Close is an add-on dampener that slows and controls component movement at the end of travel in the drawer track. The new soft-close mechanism also has three pounds of pulling force, which provides enough resistance to hold components in place at either […]

Register for AWFS Fair College to build knowledge

You can register now for the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) being held by the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) at the AWFS Fair in July. The college will be held over all four days of the show (July 22 to 25) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There are eight tracks with […]

Designed for big CNC jobs

One of Holz-Her’s newest CNC machine is the five-axis Multirex 7125 Flex. It’s built for a wide variety of demanding jobs such as cutting panel materials and solid wood. Machining length is 5.4 metres. With this length capacity, it handles even large door components easily, says Holz-her. Y-axis lengths are 1.4 or 1.6 metres. The 7125 has a […]

Better light on the backsplash

Rev-A-Shelf has introduced Luniform, a lighting technology the company says is designed to eliminate dotted appearances and reduce wanted glare within LED fixtures. It merges special lenses and proprietary films that diffuse LEDs, with advanced diode technology. This advancement allows for up to 10 times the amount of LEDs on a single circuit board or […]

Four new axioms

Rockler has added four new Axiom AutoRoute CNC machines to its product offerings. They are designed for shops looking to upgrade from entry-level machines, or as a first-time purchase of a precision CNC unit. The units feature liquid-cooled motors for quiet operation. Universal router mounts accept a wide variety of common woodworking routers. All machines […]

Expanding capabilities

Thermwood has added new capabilities to its Cut Ready Cut Center. You can now have custom products programed into the machine, with Thermwood’s new Special Products program. The company will install definitions for all your custom products, in all their variations. If you make office furniture, Thermwood has also added a line of office furniture […]

E-letter: Doing the math on success

I was fascinated last month by a new study on adult skills from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Economic Development, in cooperation with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the U.S. According to the report, OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills, North Americans are not bright. In fact, […]