Woodworking Techniques and Advice

Kitchen concepts for the custom builder

Written by David Getts Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

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.

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Metrics can predict peak performance

Written by Patrick Molzahn and John Nichols Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

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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Machine maintenance requires a database

Written by Patrick Molzahn and John Nichols Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

In the second of a three-part series, our experts show you how to have your assets catalogued and scheduled for repairs

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Machine maintenance is clear and simple

Written by Patrick Molzahn and John Nichols Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

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.

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Software can speed up the money machine

Written by Jim Falk Monday, 19 April 2010 00:00

30_jim_falkFour shop examples show computer programs can unexpectedly boost the work rate of your machinery and employees

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