Franklin Connections Blog

  • Winter Glue Shipments

    Nov-20-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Karl Forth, CabinetMaker+FDM

    We visited a company that makes vinyl-covered doors and components in the Midwest recently, in an area that has cold winters. The owner told me that they buy their glue for the coldest months ahead of time.(...) <read more>

  • Effect of Sawing and Drying Practices on Lumber

    Sep-03-2013 | Comments: 1 | Posted By: Karl Forth, CabinetMaker+FDM

    There’s a good summary of sawing and drying practices that was written recently by the Wood Dr., Gene Wengert. He discusses sawing, (...) <read more>

  • Fixing Woodworking Mistakes and Joinery

    May-16-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Karl Forth, CabinetMaker+FDM

    Fixing Common Woodworking Mistakes will be offered on Friday, July 26 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. Speaker Roland Johnson will discuss how even the best craftsmen make mistakes(...) <read more>

  • Use Freshly Prepared Surfaces for Gluing

    Jan-17-2013 | Comments: 5 | Posted In: | Posted By: Karl Forth, CabinetMaker+FDM

    We recently had an interesting question in our Wood Dr. column by Gene Wengert about how freshly prepared surfaces make stronger joints. (...) <read more>