Woodworking Techniques and Advice
Many custom cabinetmakers build cabinets to fill a space and satisfy the need of their client without the aid of a designer. Through shear repetition, they have learned what layouts work well, what features are pleasing to the eye and, most importantly, how to complete the whole process so they get paid. But without the aid of basic design principles, the job is simply being engineered, not designed.
Last month we covered the nuts and bolts of how to gather information and enter the information into a database, either a computerized maintenance management system or an enterprise asset management system. Regardless of which software package you choose, you are now ready to embark on the journey of using the available data to support critical decisions that will help you to maintain your machinery in a more reliable manner.
In the second of a three-part series, our experts show you how to have your assets catalogued and scheduled for repairs
Machine maintenance is possibly the most overlooked area of a woodworker's business. Yet establishing a routine is not difficult and, once established, most maintenance can be done in a minimal amount of time.
Four shop examples show computer programs can unexpectedly boost the work rate of your machinery and employees
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