Fine Dust, Cyclones, and Filter Clogging
The right combination of cyclones and filters, good airflow, and diligent cleaning are part of keeping the dust collection system free from clogging. June 15, 2014

Production Tips, part one
Part one of three from Woodworking International Magazine, offering proven ideas for increasing efficiency in production shops. 1998.

Safe sprayroom setup
Advice on everything from finish type to disposal of hazardous materials. December 17, 2003

Shopping for a Forklift
Thoughts and experiences concerning shop forklifts. January 9, 2006

Full Indicators for Cyclone Collection Barrels
It's nice to be notified when the barrel under your cyclone is full. Here are ways to accomplish that. June 15, 2014

Mist systems and relative humidity
Mist systems, what they do, and some general information about relative humidty and its effect on wood. 1998.

Allergic Reactions to Wood
Sawmiller show and tell about rashes and respiratory reactions to contact with various wood species. October 20, 2005

Advice on a forklift purchase
Is a 3000-pound capacity forklift enough? Not in the eyes of these forum visitors. January 31, 2001


A facility for storing kilned lumber
What's a good facility for storing kilned lumber without raising its moisture content? May 6, 2000

Ideal relative humidity in woodworking plants
Determining the best relative humidity level for your operation. 1998.

Getting a charge from melamine
How to mitigate the creation and transmission of static electricity during the handling thermofused melamine. April 2, 2002

Identifying mixed lumber
The best guide to wood identification. March 5, 2000

Production Tips, part three
Part three of three from Woodworking International Magazine, offering proven ideas for increasing efficiency in production shops. 1998.

Production Tips, part two
Part two of three from Woodworking International Magazine, offering proven ideas for increasing efficiency in production shops. 1998.

Vacuum Clamping -- Save Time, Save Money!
March 19, 2002

Template Routing -- with a Vacuum Clamp
March 19, 2002

Making Cool Stuff with Metal Components
This thread started out with a question about finding T-nuts for rigging up an adjustable cabinet pull-out shelf slide. But it goes on to consider all sorts of things you can rig up in the shop using off-the-shelf metal parts. February 13, 2009

Regulations for finishing operation
Concerns about building, fire and environmental laws for new shop. March 23, 2002

Laying out a new shop
Advice on dust collection, electric, and general layout from those who have built their own shops. March 16, 2001