Archives for June 2015

Bark up a new tree

Richelieu has added Buka Bark edgebanding made by Wilsonart to its product offerings. This thin, PVC edgebanding is just 0.018 inches thick and 7/8 inches wide. It has a matte finish, and comes in a roll of 600 linear feet. www.richelieu.com

Get a good handle on it

Rockwood has added the new MariTek Collection to its line of architectural door pulls. They are ideal for contemporary or traditional doors. Made from solid cast brass. Maritek Collection pulls come in seven architectural finishes and two sizes (six and 12 inches center-to-center). www.rockwoodmfg.com

What a steel

Sugatsune has a new line of stainless steel cabinet hardware. It includes the 304B series of concealed stainless steel hinges. They fit doors up to 17-3/4 inches (450 mm) wide and ¾-inch (20 mm) thick. There are three sizes in the 304B series: nine-, 14- and 19-mm overlay. All three come in free-swinging and self-closing […]

Wood: A friendly word that describes material, work

Wood is what trees are made of, or at least part it. The main part. The part between the roots and the leaves. The inner part. Wood is basically cellulose fibres, held together with lignin. The fibres are mostly a water transport system, upwards, between the roots and the leaves. Lignin is the glue that holds […]

Make your case

The R-505 Case Clamp from Ritter Manufacturing is designed for production of dowelled construction cabinetry. Its solid platens eliminate the need for adjusting clamping pressure points. With a 3 hp, electronic motor drive, platens traverse rapidly. Push-button control platens are 30 by 96 inches. Workpiece capacity is 50 by 96 by 30 inches. An ideal unit […]

Think tank on shark tanks

I was proofing our Bullets section for this issue, and noticed the item from the Fraser Institute claiming that Canada’s aging population is stunting entrepreneurship. According to the study, between 2004 and 2012, the rate of business start-ups in Canada declined by 16.2 per cent while the proportion of the population over the age of 65 […]

E-letter: Rocking the boat

Oh, let’s be crazy today and talk about the N word. You do know what I mean, don’t you? Of course you do. If people didn’t know what “the N word” means, then they need to have it explained to them, or the whole phrase is meaningless, and if there is no meaning, there is […]

Weathering coroner’s inquests and fatality inquiries

  By Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning Any employer experiencing a workplace fatality faces a multitude of legal issues. One aspect of managing in the aftermath receives little attention — an inquest or inquiry. One or the other may arise following any occupational health and safety charges or penalty. An inquest or inquiry could: […]

Go vertical or horizontal

New from Ritter Manufacturing is the R1802RVH 5-Axis CNC Machining Center. It features 10 hp router spindles on both the Y and X axes. Machining capacity is four by 16 by 100 inches. The R1802RVH uses HSK F63 tool holders and has a six-position tool change magazine. The machine uses six adjustable, conventional pneumatic clamps […]

Lawyer letters

Letter from Karl Veldkamp to W.I. Media 1-15-2011 Letter from W.I. Media to Karl Veldkamp 1-15-2011 Letter from René Liebs-Benke to W.I. Media 3-31-2015 Letter from W.I. Media to René Liebs-Benke 3-31-2015