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In Proportion
Trade Show Tips
Mary-Carel Verden
7/11/2014 4:00:00 PM

Anybody who has attended a trade show, either as an exhibitor or as an attendee, knows what an overwhelming experience it can be. Trade shows are ...

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The Green Challenge
VOC (Part 4)
David Jackson
7/11/2014 4:00:00 PM

Waterborne and UV finishes can be used to meet VOC requirements. However, it is very important to know some of the advantages and disadvant...

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Not In My Backyard!
Russ Lee
2/3/2014 3:51:27 PM

No one can service your customers better than you It never fails. When talking to successful fabricators about their secrets to success, sooner or la...

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Business Practices
Use a Lean Template
Alan Severance
7/25/2014 4:00:00 PM

As you continue your company’s journey to the next level, keep a Lean Template in mind for every part of the organization. Everything you do ...

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Hydraulic Fluid on Granite, The Cleanup 
Q: We purchased a light colored, flame finished granite. We accidentally spilled some hydraulic fluid ... Read More
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What to Look for in a Diamond Blade
I remember the good old days when selecting a blade for cutting stone was fairly simple. There were few choices. You had a blade for granite and one for marble... Read More
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Forget About Your Sales Volume!
Obviously sales volume is important and not something anyone can simply forget, but there are other areas that demand attention and in a sales-driven organization they often do not receive the focus they deserve... Read More
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What to Look for in a 3-D Modeling Program
In this article I’ll continue to focus on direct modeling programs. These programs address... Read More
  Design
 
Lighten up: The Lastest Innovations in Lighting
No longer an afterthought, lighting is now a key ingredient in any project. From kitchens and baths to everywhere in between, well-designed lighting can make a drastically beautiful difference in any space... Read More
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The Next Big Thing in Counters
The next big thing in counters is more related to my pond and the ice that we skate on. If anybody who is reading this skates on a frozen lake or pond you know how important the quality of the ice is ... Read More
  Material Selection
 
LEED Stirs Up Controversy
Think the fightin’ words are over with November’s presidential elections? Not at the U.S. Green Building Council, where nerves continue to be sharp after some public questioning of its role in green building practices ... Read More
 
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AWI Design Solutions Magazine Released

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has released the summer 2014 edition of their official journal, Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in depth features and resources including a technical article and a Product Showcase.

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Let’s “Root” for the Finish

Abet Laminati, a leading manufacturer of decorative laminates, introduces several new woodgrains into its Legni collection of wood textures reproduced on laminate sheets. Root – a surface so realistic it’s hard to tell it’s not wood, is available in seven patterns. The total Legni line consisting of over 100 wood-like surfaces, offers the warmth and original look of natural wood with the high performance of laminate. Legni woodgrain laminates are available in 4 feet x 10 feet sheet sizes. All laminates are Greenguard certified with low VOC emissions. Root will be introduced at IWF, booth #3337.

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General Tools Introduces New Multi-Species Wood Mositure Meter

The new Precision Multi-Species Wood Moisture Meter (MMD8P) from General Tools & Instruments (General®) offers advanced features to benefit professional and DIY woodworkers, cabinet and furniture makers, carpenters, builders and remodelers. The MMD8P is ideal for measuring the moisture content of 48 species of wood and offers temperature compensation. It is designed for use in lumber selection and purchasing as well as in the shop before cutting, sealing, treating or joining, and before painting or wallpapering. Plus, it’s the first moisture meter on the market with an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display, which provides extraordinary contrast and clarity, especially in outdoor lighting conditions.

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New Glaze Colors from Elias Woodwork

As Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing's process of refining products flow and glazing techniques have improved, their focus has shifted to providing increased selection and quality products for their customers. Inspired by the rising popularity of glazed finishes, Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing Ltd. is proud to introduce seven new glaze colors, more than doubling their current offering. These new colors include some softer accent colors which have a more subtle effect on the cabinet doors, resulting in an elegant kitchen.

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NEW PalmScope is World's Smallest Full-Featured Video Inspection Sysytem

The new PalmScope™ from General Tools & Instruments is more than the world’s first full-featured pocket-sized video inspection system. It’s also a rugged device that’s built to survive harsh environments and rigorous tasks. The instrument’s clamshell design allows the camera-tipped probe to be coiled safely and conveniently inside the device for storage. Plus, it can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to use tools and making it ideal for busy craftsmen, contractors and DIYers. Retailing for less than $150, the PalmScope sets a new affordability standard while boosting utility, efficiency and convenience. more..


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Coating
Stains—Part 1
Bob Bein
7/11/2014 4:00:00 PM

Hello again and welcome back. Today, I find myself once again addressing a subject that needs much more space than I am allotted: Wood stain. Stainin...

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The Art of Color Matching Part 2
Diane Shattuck
7/11/2014 4:00:00 PM

Color matching is a skill and an art form that can be fine-tuned with patience and practice. Knowing where to place all the pieces of the puzzle i...

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The Refinishing Commandments
Mac Simmons
7/11/2014 4:00:00 PM

I. Thou shall protect yourself at all times. "Safety First" should be a motto for every finisher, refinisher and restorer. NO exceptions! Always wear...

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Techniques
Closer to the Supply
John Howell
7/25/2014 4:00:00 PM

In a recent article entitled “Closer to the Market”, I showed several advantages of reshoring our furniture manufacturing in consideration o...

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