Archives for August 2015

E-letter: Pecking order

“Well, boys, like I say,” the coach’s voice was a monotone. “There’s the right way to do things, and then there’s the Knudsen way.” The place was Grade 8 phys ed, and the issue was rope climbing. The time was late spring, and I suppose I had watched one too many Tarzan movies. In any […]

Let’s bore some zombies

I was proud to see Prime Minister Stephen Harper stand up to Russia in Ukraine. Of course, I am no foreign policy expert, and Harper may have been acting at the behest of other world leaders that have too much skin in the game already. Germany, England and the U.S. come to mind. If you think […]

It’s high-profile

The new P20 CNC is the world’s first CNC profile grinder, from Colonial Saw. Colonial says this is a fast, powerful grinder that requires no templates. The machine accurately rough-grinds from blank knife to finished profile, right from DXF CAD drawings. Features a 10 hp grinding motor with variable speed control. Colonial sans the P20 […]

Going big

Weinig has moved into a new dimension of large-dimension joinery with its Hydromat 45 Planing Machine, designed for architectural woodwork projects. The Hydromat 45 is Weinig’s new, entry-level planer for four-sided planing of cross-laminated timber and laminated wood. It features floating vertical spindles that follow the wood’s contours, producing clean surfaces. Horizontal spindles allow axial […]

Sharp and to the point

At the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, cutting tool manufacturer NAP Gladu showcased its new panel saw blades. They are designed for cutting single sheets or stacks of medium-density fibreboard, particleboard, plywood and similar materials. Blades feature high-grade carbide cutting tips and triple chip-ground teeth. The teeth have a positive hook angle that provides excellent […]

Enns Cabinetry, St. Catharines, Ont.

Craftsmanship and all that goes with it is in Art Enns’s blood. “My grandfather was a cabinetmaker but I never knew him,” he says almost matter-of-factly, as his father, George, 86, finishes turning a Christmas ornament on an old General International lathe in a room off the main shop of Enns Cabinetry in St. Catharines, […]