Balance, for now

It was harder than I had anticipated. But that’s because I didn’t think it through. I wanted to visit a furniture factory in Cambodia, and that isn’t what the tour operators usually handle. I’m not sure they quite believed that was what I wanted. But I was stubborn and I prevailed. The facility that I […]

FOCUS ON EXPORTS 2018: Prosperity over the horizon

Many wood-industry manufacturers have businesses that do well in their own back yards — where customers are never farther than a tank of gas in the company pickup truck. But there comes a time when a cabinetmaker or furniture manufacturer wants to expand beyond its municipality to the next province or even another country. To […]

Small claims court

Going to court can be expensive. However, in some circumstances, a lower-cost option is available. The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice that is designed to be a people’s court and a “court of equity.” It was created to increase access to justice by providing a more efficient, cost-effective, […]

Cordless sander offers same functionality as corded version

Balanced by an ergonomic battery the DTSC 400 cordless sander from Festool provides the same functionality of its corded counterpart but with hybrid power options —it can be used cordless or corded. The 18-volt Ergo battery provides up to 30 minutes of runtime at full power. Work virtually dust-free with Jetstream dust extraction technology, the […]

Automatic tool changers expand CNC router options

Axyz has introduced two automatic changer options (ATC) with capacity for either 10 or 14 tool stations. Additionally, its existing 7 and 21 station units were upgraded with improved mechanics and drive motors. The 10G unit fits in the same housing as the 7G system and the 14G unit fits in the 21G system. Interchangeable […]

Industry reference manual for tooling introduced

The Leitz Lexicon Edition 7 industry resource manual is now available in both print and PDF versions. The book is used by manufacturers to maximize the efficiency, productivity and longevity of their tools, according to Leitz. Edition 7, the latest version, features a new layout and user-friendly structure with each product category in a compact […]

Laminate veneer door styles introduced

The Winchester variation is the newest decorative laminate veneer (DLV) door style available in Memento from Elias Woodwork. The pattern is said to add shabby chic to any kitchen or bath design. The company’s Portico and Mystique door styles are also available in Memento with supporting sheet goods, moldings and other components. DLV is very […]

Compact wide belt sander provides four sanding units

The MFA Impression series wide belt sander from Akhurst is said to be a compact, rigidly structured machine design that can take up to four calibration, cross and longitudinal sanding units and disk brush units (RUT) as well as additional brush units. The modular machine permits the choice of belt access and operator side, providing […]

CNC solution for furniture and frame construction

Weinig has added to its Conturex CNC platform with a new system for furniture and frame construction called C 125 Vario Furniture. The new development is designed as a double-part system with special individual clamping technology. In keeping with this design, the system has parallel charging and unloading, which allows an output of 2 parts […]

Thick veneer edging suitable for high traffic areas

Edgemate produces a line of thick veneer edgebanding products available in 1.0 to 3.0 mm thicknesses. Thick edgebanding is constructed by laminating multiple layers of the real wood veneers together using formaldehyde free Polyurethane (PUR) adhesive. The PUR adhesive between each layer form bonds within the wood that increases flexibility, increases productivity and reduces coil […]