Archives for January 2018

Economics of finishing

MILLWORK, furniture and cabinet shops face challenges when they can’t keep up with demand. So to stay on top of things, the decision often boils down to either hiring more hands, or taking the leap into automation. Those same in-demand shops that also do their own spraying in-house manually grapple with having enough skilled hands […]

Canadian copies

I hate being embarrassed. Most of us do. Our dislike of that self-conscious sting is part of what keeps us behaving in a socially acceptable way and that’s a good thing. But we tend to remember when we get caught out. Years ago, I was touring a group of students through showrooms in Milan, Italy. In one, the polite host asked after our nationality. When I identified us as Canadian, he hit […]

Seller Beware?

Rocky residential real estate landscape Joseph and Anna Canuck are retired and living mortgage-free in their 2,100-square-foot bungalow in Vaughan, Ont. After years of home ownership, they have decided to downsize by mov- ing into a condominium. On the advice of their realtor, they list their home for sale on March 10, 2017, asking $710,000 […]

Roll coating and laminating equipment

Black Bros. has announced the model 22D-875 roll coater. Standard sizes start at 44 in. and run to 74 in. wide. A heavy duty welded steel frame allows the machine to run continuously, the company says. The glue spreader uses an 8.75 in. coating roll.

Manual airless spray gun and package

Sames Kremlin has introduced the SFlow 275 and 450 manual airless spray guns and packages. Ergonomically designed, the SFlow is very easy to use, the company says, and its 590 g mass reduces operator fatigue and increases productivity. The spray gun has been designed to help make working conditions easier for painters in the field, […]