Woodworking Techniques and Advice

Is it an endangered species and who’s making the call?

28_John_EnglishHave you worked with African cherry lately? How about tulipwood, Brazilian rosewood or Parana pine? All of these, plus kauri, Honduras mahogany and African mahogany have at some time found themselves on the endangered list of one of the preservation organizations.



Walnut trees face possible extinction

The chestnut tree is gone, we've lost most of our elm, ash and many of our butternut trees, and now we stand to lose our walnut trees as well.



Kitchens have become home centerpieces

52_getts_01Today's kitchen is the hub of the home, a shrine to the latest trends in construction and technology.



Kitchen concepts for the custom builder

52_getts_01Many 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.



Metrics can predict peak performance

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.



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