Blum Inc. recently donated a hinge insertion machine to Madison College's cabinetmaking and millwork program.
The donation was made as a part of the Wisconsin technical college's Partnership for Educational Progress program. The machine, valued at $3,290, is designed to drill and install European style hinges for cabinet doors, according to Blum.
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?
New Hampshire company serves customers by offering efficient project management of both millwork and cabinets.
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Q: We are using southern yellow pine for furniture and
have been getting what looks like lengthwise shrinkage. However,
I was always taught that wood does not shrink along the grain.
Can you help please?
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Q: We are having a problem with raised glue joints in
our solid wood (mahogany) panels and we would like to know what
your recommendation is for the amount of moisture content that we
could get by with, without causing this problem? This applies
also to high-frequency gluing.
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.
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