22 May 2015

This is a very difficult article to write without making some folks angry and some absolutely irate. Machinery salesmen have a vested interest in selling the machines they have on the floor instead of the machine the customer needs. What is worse is that those same people often do not really understand the essence of […]

22 May 2015

There seems to be a huge amount of voodoo involved in setting up segmented platen machines. It seems the techs and the folks running them just don’t understand the concepts so they just play with the settings until something looks okay. Once issues pop up they play some more until it seems things are better. […]

30 Jan 2015

Written by Adam West, Abrasive Specialist/Wide Belt Technician I’m writing this article on wood sanding to start a revolution in the minds of the readers and the wood manufacturing industry in general. I’ve been blessed in my career to have seen literally thousands of sanding processes and nearly the same number of variations on why […]

05 Dec 2013

This is a story of a machine and two different ways of getting the job done. Both methods sound very similar at the outset, but the effect on the wood is not.   Long ago, I visited a customer in Rochester, NY. I was working for a former employer on brushes for a Quick wood […]