Lockdowel, Creators of Award-Winning Snap-on Drawer Slides and the EClips Tool-less Glue-less Furniture and Cabinet Assembly– Hosts New Location Open House Sept. 29th
With an increase in customers and popularity of their snap-together assembly solutions, Lockdowel Inc. has expanded to a new 9,000 square feet location at 41920 Christy Street in Fremont, California. The company will celebrate the move with an Open House and barbeque on September 29th. Lockdowel will demonstrate EClips fastener glue-less, tool-less cabinet and furniture assembly, AWFS Visionary award-winning, snap-on drawer slides, snap-in hinges and no-hardware, no-show solutions for various modular closets.
“We’ve helped a long list of furniture and cabinet makers significantly increase profits with the snapable, Lockdowel assembly method,” Lockdowel President Bryan Koelling says. “When an assembly solution can save hours of installation time, with a stronger, better-made product, the industry should come see what it’s all about, and we invite them to Friday, September 29th.”
Lockdowel will show how to speed up manufacturing and assembly with the tool‐less, glue‐less Lockdowel Lean Manufacturing Process, made possible with the use new Lockdowel automatic drilling and fastener insertion machines from: CNC Factory, Laguna Tools, Biesse (Omal), Pillar Machine, and STEMA.
At the Lockdowel Open House participants will learn, hands-on, how to create a lean manufacturing production environment that can be applied to cabinets, furniture and customized closets, saving significant time and money and lowering assembly costs and increasing profits by 60 percent or more! Register for either the morning or afternoon session on Friday, September 29th:
1) Session 1: 9 am-12 pm;
2) Free: noon-1 pm lunch for all registered attendees;
3) Session 2: 1 pm-4 pm.
Sign‐up for either of the two sessions by going to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lockdowel-open-house-sept-29-2017-learn-how-to-increase-revenues-by-60-tickets-37814071907
Lockdowel provides glue-less and screw-less fasteners, drawer slides and hinges for fast and easy installation of cabinets, furniture, closets and architectural millwork. Patent pending. Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538,(650) 325-8732 www.lockdowel.co
UrbanWoodExchange.org fosters creation of local networks to utilize felled community trees for lumber and wood products whenever possible.
The Southeast Urban Wood Exchange continues to enroll a growing number of forest and wood product professionals who share the goal of putting urban tree removals to their highest possible use.
UrbanWoodExchange.org is a new clearinghouse for businesses ranging from professional tree care and removal services through sawyers, kiln dryers and lumber suppliers to connect and grow local urban wood networks. The Exchange features a searchable database that makes it easier for businesses to find potential urban wood partners in their area.
North Carolina has served as the pilot project of the new website created to encompass the 13 states located within the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region 8. Already dozens of businesses throughout North Carolina including have posted business and product listings on the Exchange.
Underwritten through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, qualified businesses can quickly list their products and services for free by logging onto UrbanWoodExchange.org. Product listings include Cut Logs, Milled Lumber and Firewood/Chips. Service listings include Arborists, Sawyers, Kiln Operators and Lumber Sellers.
An underlying mission of the Southeast Urban Wood Exchange is helping to facilitate the highest and best possible use of community trees at the end of their service. These trees are felled due to old age, insect infestation, storm damage, utility excavation and other circumstances. They are never meant to be removed solely for their wood value.
“Not every tree that is removed in the urban forest can yield lumber,” said Nancy Stairs, Urban Forestry Program Coordinator of the North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS). “Yet, too many trees that could be milled are ending up in a landfill. The Southeast Urban Wood Exchange aims to help divert as many logs as possible and feasible from the waste stream by promoting the opportunity to convert them into value-added products. In some cases that means lumber or slabs, in others the best possible use is firewood or mulch. In any regard, better utilizing this resource is not only good for the environment, but for growing local economies.
“We hope and strongly encourage all businesses with a stake in the Southeast’s urban forests to get listed on the Exchange,” said added. “Working together we can build markets that offer woodworkers a unique source of wood supply and make it easier for environmentally-conscious private and public landowners to find professionals who can give trees that must come down a new life as furniture and other wood products.”
To learn more about Southeast Urban Wood Exchange and posting free business and product listings, visit UrbanWoodExchange.org.
About the Urban Wood Exchange
The Southeast Urban Wood Exchange is a free online directory of urban wood products and services administered by the North Carolina Forest Service’s Urban & Community Forestry Program and funded through the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region 8. Region 8 encompasses the following 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information visit UrbanWoodExchange.org
Mircrovellum www.microvellum.com is partnering with Reed Custer High School’s Industrial Technology Program to deliver state-of-the-art software training. Microvellum was founded in 1991. Microvellum Inc. is a world leader in AutoCAD and Blender-based design to manufacturing software for the woodworking industry. We are headquartered in Central Point, Oregon and have sales, service and support representatives within Australia, Canada, China, India, United Kingdom, United States and South Africa.
Industry partners make it possible to offer great educational opportunities for our students. You can visit http://rchsit.weebly.com/program-supporters.html to see all of our industry supporters.
DIYers and furniture makers can build beautiful furniture using Mid-Century and Danish Modern Feet & Cleat Attachment Systems from TableLegs.com
Everyone wants beautifully designed feet underneath their new or existing cabinets, case pieces, or upholstered furniture. But without an easy way to attach them you've only solved half the problem. TableLegs.com is now offering feet and mounting cleat sets that combine Mid-Century Modern and contemporary furniture feet with wood "cleats"—an attractive and sturdy solution to attaching feet to furniture bases; credenzas, benches, book cases, TV units, storage cabinets and more.
Each Feet & Cleat Set comes with:
• 4 McCobb Mid-Century Modern or Wegner Danish Modern furniture feet with heavy-duty bolts attached.
• 2 wood cleats that screw to the bottom of the standing furniture (industrial quality 1 1/4” attachment screws included), and the feet are attached to both ends of the cleat with heavy-duty mounting bolts.
Customers can order furniture feet in 5 heights from 4” to 12”. Wood cleats are available in 8 lengths from 12” to 36”. Cleats and feet come in a choice of 4 wood species—maple, cherry, walnut or white oak. McCobb feet are available with metal tips in 6 finishes.
Cleats are available both angled and straight. With angled cleats, the feet are lightly splayed for a distinctive Mid-Century Modern look. Straight cleats position the feet to be straight up and down.
See the product here: https://www.tablelegs.com/shop-by-products/furniture-bun-feet/feet-cleat-attachment-systems/
The Feet & Cleat Attachment Systems were developed in response to customer demand for a better alternative to metal mounting plates. Its breakthrough design offers both a better look and increased strength and stability compared to other attachment systems. Since launching this line of products, TableLegs.com has received high praise from customers for the product design, ease of use, and versatility.
The underlying principles of Mid-Century Modern and Danish Modern are simple, organic designs built with readily available materials. This furniture was first conceived in the late 1940’s. By the late 1950’s, these furniture styles had risen to prominence and had become a staple in homes and offices across Europe and North America. Furnishings from this period are now enjoying a huge surge in popularity. TableLegs.com has since assumed a leading role in the design, manufacturing, and retail of these timeless styles.
About TableLegs.com: TableLegs.com is a Vermont company that designs and manufactures quality components for furniture, cabinetry and architecture, along with fine finished and unfinished furniture. They sell directly to professional woodworkers, furniture makers, hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. Balanced proportion, crisp detail, and easy assembly are the hallmarks of their products. For more, visit TableLegs.co
Lamello USA, a division of Colonial Saw, recently celebrated the sale of the one thousandth Lamello Zeta P2, a precision tool to cut the full range of slots for the P System connector series. The 1000th U.S. purchase of the revolutionary tool was made by Weber’s Cabinet and Fixture Company in Reno, Nevada.
“We’re very excited to reach this milestone,” said Chris Hofmann, the Eastern U.S. Lamello Product Manager. “It means that woodworkers of all types are taking advantage of the P System for stronger, invisible joints, and using the Zeta to cut the precision slots the P System requires.”
The Lamello P System is a revolutionary way of creating challenging clamping assemblies such as mitered or beveled edges. The Zeta tool is an easy and accurate way to process slots for the P System connector series.
One benefit to the Zeta is it can be used either as a hand tool or used in a hybrid combination with industrial CNC routers, serving a wide range of industries. Thousands of woodworking and architectural companies, cabinet makers, exhibit/trade show display companies and boat builders are benefiting from the P System and Zeta tool integration. It enables them to flat pack product for easy RTA assembly and dramatically cut shipping costs.
The P System was invented by the pioneering wood joining company Lamello AG. Colonial Saw, Inc., is the exclusive U.S. importer for Lamello.
More information can be found at http://www.csaw.com/lamello/p-system/
Thermwood Corporation www.thermwood.com donated a banner for our shop. Thermwood is the oldest and most technically advanced manufacturer of high technology machine tools called CNC Routers. Thermwood also develops, manufactures, distributes and supports allied software, technology, equipment and service intended primarily for the manufacturing sector.
Industry supporters make it possible to offer great educational opportunities to our students. You can visit http://rchsit.weebly.com/program-supporters.html to see all of our industry supporters.
Gemini Industries, Inc (an Employee Owned Company) is proud to announce the acquisition of Amteco, Inc. (a Missouri based company).
The acquisition of Amteco provides Gemini with best-in-class technology and a highly competitive product portfolio for both the exterior wood and metal coatings markets in North America.
For years now TWP (an EPA registered preservative) has been the brand of choice when it comes to the professionals. The Zero Rust product line has quickly become the go to product of choice when it comes to protecting your metal investments. Just ask your local Hot Rod enthusiast.
Gemini’s shareholders (our employees) couldn’t be more excited with this recent acquisition. Two GREAT companies coming together and combining resources to service the North America market like no one else can in today’s market.
Just remember when you give us a call, no matter who picks up the phone, you will be talking to an owner!
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800.262.5710 or visit
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usezerorust.com for Zero Rust products
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