States Industries is sponsoring the Art of ApplePly design competition for decorative interior furnishings made principally of ApplePly.
ApplePly is constructed from 1/16-inch birch innerplies with a two-step lamination process and no added urea-formaldehyde adhesive.
Examples of projects accepted in the competition include: furniture, fixtures, cabinets, art, toys and puzzles. Cash prizes will be awarded in the categories of student, amateur and professional. Rules and entry forms are available on www.ApplePly.com.
CNC router manufacturer Thermwood set up a furniture-making operation in its own plant to test its cell manufacturing techniques.
Q: When using a dowel pin joint does the glue bond at the bottom of the dowel provide 80 percent of its total holding strength?
Realizing the dream of being able to economically build custom furniture on a mass scale.
Additional images of finished work in the Boston area.
Blum comments on current trends in cabinet hardware.
Association’s first design contest shows breadth of talent in membership.
The companies in this directory are making investments to make sure that you have the tools and products necessary to develop successful products with lightweight panels.
Q: I have read every Wood Doctor column you have written and have gained a lot of practical information. But here is a question I have not seen addressed before. As background, our fairly large company has really gone into JIT, just-in-time, manufacturing, which means in-process materials cannot sit around very long at all. Well, this has recently translated into machining our glued up panels (edge-glued on a clamp carrier) within 24 hours after they are glued, or sometimes less. Of course, you know what the problem is: sunken glue joints that are obvious after finishing. My suggestion of waiting three days after gluing, as we have always done, has not been well-received. I am hoping that you have some help for us.
Think Light: Innovative Lightweight Panels was held recently in Kentwood, Mich., organized by Virginia Tech and sponsored by FDM, Stiles Machinery and others.
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