Lean and loving it

lean1Anyone who has picked up a business magazine in the last couple of decades has read about lean manufacturing. It’s on cable, the Internet, in seminars, bars and boardrooms. And it’s as confusing as it is popular.

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New Products

DeWalt nailer

DeWalt nailer

DEWALT says it has developed the world’s first gas-free, dual-speed, cordless framing nailer, model DCN692.

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Tools & Machines

Don’t be alarmed, but be ready for shop disasters

Don’t be alarmed, but be ready for shop disasters

On Jan. 3, 40 firefighters responded to a call at a woodshop in Frederick County, Md. The first response unit encountered heavy smoke in the 75’ x 100’ metal building at Celebration Farms in Libertytown. No injuries or deaths were reported and th...

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Wood Markets

Demand increases for red & white oak

Demand increases for red & white oak

There’s strong demand for both red and white oak, according to lumber dealers surveyed by Woodshop News.

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Editor's Picks

Three lawsuits and a cloud of dust

Three lawsuits and a cloud of dust

No, this isn’t another how-to article on designing and assembling a dust collection system. The companies that install systems or sell bags or ductwork can help there. This is something a little more fundamental — a quick look...

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Bed of roses

Bed of roses

William Lawrence Murphy is credited with inventing the Murphy bed more than 100 years ago. It’s a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against a wall or inside a closet or cabinet. The design is said to be making a ...

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Stand out and cash in

Stand out and cash in

We had a little work done on the home place a few months ago. A contractor came in and gave us a price, we signed the papers and all these very professional people showed up one after the other until everything was done.

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VOC rules can cause a mess

VOC rules can cause a mess

Cabinet Makers Association executive director David Grulke sums up regulation of volatile organic compounds, a vital component of most varnishes, paints and stains, with one word.

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