3D laminates in different styles

Premier Eurocase offers a wide selection of patterns and designs in 3D laminates (3DL) that includes solid colors, realistic woodgrains and abstract patterns. Its membrane press has the capacity to process 3DL components up to 47 x 95 in. with thicknesses ranging from 1/4 to 2 in. The company can also flat laminate 3D foils […]

E-letter: Outsider trading

Despite last week’s convulsions in the stock market, I resolved to ignore stocks in this note. It’s all people are talking about. So I tried to figure a way to write around the issue, and I can’t. After all, there it is. So…. I like to manipulate the stock market. Everybody does. Several years ago, […]

Edgebanding for zero glue-line

Doellken has developed edgebanding products that enable furniture and cabinet manufacturers to improve the strength and durability of their edge while virtually eliminating the traditional hot melt glue line.Fusion-Edge offers a factory pre-applied proprietary coating that is consistent and color coordinated with the edgebanding to ensure an invisible bond. The product is suitable for the […]

Slide has easy-close action

Accuride has expanded its heavy-duty product line with the addition of its model 3634 and its Easy-Close counterpart (3634EC), soft-closing slides designed for drawers up to 42 in. wide and loads up to 150 lb. Both 3634 models have the same cabinet member hole pattern as Accuride’s 3832 slides, simplifying installation and saving time in […]

Woodworking business software

Prime6400 V4.7.4 is the software platform developed by Prime Estimating & Software Services that integrates the estimating process of a woodworking business into its overall operational efficiency. The software is designed to incorporate the feel of pencil and paper, the way estimating used to be done, in order to maximize project, material and shop management […]

Electronic release agent spraying unit

Upstream of the formatting unit, an ultrathin coat of the Adwood special release agent LPZ/II is applied to the top and bottom face of the workpieces (edge area) by means of an electronically controlled release agent spraying unit. This prevents squeezed out glue from adhering to the workpiece. A thin application of the release agent in […]

Better all the time

Even before I became as involved with canoes and canoeing as I eventually did, I found it easy to admire this ‘frail craft of an aqueous navigation.’ All the lines were gentle curves, and, even when at rest, these little boats looked like they were in motion. While I was admiring one in particular, the […]

Palm power: Ecommerce and the wood industry

In a vintage cartoon, Bugs Bunny wants to impress Daisy Lou and instantly delivers nylons using animation magic. “Your teeth are like pearls, real ones, no dime-store phonies!” he woos. By Mike Edwards Similarly, today when Joe Millennial taps a screen on a mobile device, he expects prompt delivery of his desired furniture. Daisy Lou, […]

Solid accomplishment

Profile: Brenlo Custom Mouldings, Mississauga, Ont. As noted in this issue’s “From the Editor” department, there is a feeling in the industry that the glory days of solid wood are over. The labour-assisted killing of Quebec’s Shermag group of solid-wood manufacturing sites is often held up as an example. But then, the old Shermag group […]

Known by your work

So, that was another Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo (WMS) show, and another year, both of which have food for serious thought — thought echoed in this year’s Readers’ Survey. To kick it off, an acquaintance of long standing dropped by our booth at WMS. I don’t want to identify him, so let’s just say […]