Three boards

There are some lovely little boats on the upper Mekong River. They are made with only three boards. The one in the centre is basically parallel edged, but bent while lying flat, to raise both ends. Attached to this lengthwise, at 45 degrees, are planks (garboards) that are basically a long crescent shape, sweeping up […]

Documents matter

It pays to maintain proper corporate records ARE YOU THINKING OF SELLING or financing your business? Are you involved in shareholders’ dispute? Or, perhaps worse yet, is your business being audited by the taxing authorities or involved in a litigation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will likely find that maintaining […]

Wood-be start-ups

Entrepreneurial spirits can soar Getting a business off of the ground can be a daunting task, but entrepreneurs in Canada are constantly making the leap. So whether your garage is just too small for your ambition or the vision at your current employer is too small, there are ways to get bigger, personally and financially. […]

Router bits allow for multiple sharpening

Amana Tool router bits feature European sub-micrograin and micrograin carbide, thick enough for multiple sharpening. Different carbide grades for different materials and silver induction brazing for maximum carbide bonding strength are also featured. Bits are produced according to Holz-BG German standards for safety and quality. Bodies are manufactured in single clamping for what is said […]

Paint colour of the year for 2017

Announced during the launch of AkzoNobel’s annual trends forecast (known as ColourFutures), Denim Drift is said to be the foundation for an inspirational palette of paint colors centered on the expected global social and design trends for the upcoming year. The forecast is said to be regarded as a vital resource for all those working […]

All-in-one CNC machine for cabinet making

Optimus from Axyz International is a heavy-duty industrial CNC router combining a customized machine configuration, dedicated support and a range of specially designed machine options suitable for cabinetry or general woodworking. The router accommodates widths from 49.5 to 74.5 in. and lengths from 96 in. to 20 ft. A steel base and an 8 in. […]

Panel preparation machine

Top and bottom brushing machine from Cefla Finishing offers thorough cleaning of panels prior to applying coatings. The Smartclean machine is said to feature easy controllability and high-output. Units can be configured for different types of production requirements. Inverter-driven brushes and conveyor are all independently controllable via touch-screen control. One single frame includes different units […]

Flooring cutter tooling heads

Charles G. G. Schmidt has added in-house machinery to be able to manufacture and offer tooling to manufacturers of flooring using HSK power lock machines. Tools can be made to their industry standard profile or a custom profile. These tool heads are designed to mount into the machine in seconds and make changing inserts quick […]

Custom product configurator

Configrr has introduced a web product/pricing configurator for small- and medium-sized wood products manufacturers. The online configurator overcomes the complex pricing model problem of selling online, the company says. The configurator is said to save hours in sales and quoting, and reduces data entry errors. Customers coming to the manufacturer’s site enter their own product […]

Compact vertical panel saw

The Striebig Compact vertical panel saw from Colonial Saw cuts edges on particle board, acrylics, composites, plastic and non-ferrous metal panels to an accuracy of 1/10 mm. The unit cuts up to 5 x 10 ft panels with cutting stations 40 in. on center (1 m optional). The free standing, one-piece fully welded frame incorporates […]