PARTS PROCESSING

WHY & WHEN

WEEK 5

This is one of the best parts - Building your project! You'll receive another invoice, and if the project is very large, we'll invoice monthly. At this point, since the drawings have been approved and all the materials selected and purchased, changes in layout, materials, finish, etc. will incur change orders and impact the scheduled completion date.

Of course, this depends on your project's size and complexity. Again, if scheduling requires, we may break your project up into a few phases.

CNC CUTTING

Check out our CNC router! Isn't it cool? We think so, too. Here are a few things we love about it:

        • It cuts to a thousandth of an inch (.001")

        • It uses a router bit instead of a saw blade, allowing a greater range of cuts and techniques

        • We get at least 15% more yield from material

        • It takes an eighth of the time compared to an old fashioned table saw

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EDGEBANDING

Many parts initially have visible raw edges. To cover raw plywood edges, we apply edge banding, a thin 'tape' that blends this raw edge in with the rest of the finished surfaces. Depending on your job, this will either be PVC or solid wood veneer. This used to be a very tedious, time consuming process until genius Gerald M. Donlin invented the edgebander in 1965. This is our edgebander. As parts travel through, the machine applies a thin layer of glue and then adheres a thin 'tape'. Lastly, excess veneer on the top, bottom and both ends are trimmed, and top and bottom buffers clean the excess glue.


PARTS CLEANING

Though edgebander buffers do their best to clean the excess glue, technology hasn't advanced enough to remove all of it. We clean each part by hand to remove any excess glue and file the edges to smooth them down.