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Balancing the Scales of Carbon

On June 7, 2023, wildfires in Quebec unleashed a massive plume of smoke, forcing children from Maryland to Canada's capital to stay indoors. New York City found itself blanketed in smoky haze, erasing its iconic skyline and threatening the…

Selenium: Art, Craft, Passion

In an age where so many ideas are available online, one might suggest that carving out a unique style is more difficult than it’s ever been before. But that’s not the case for Selenium. Just take a look at their projects and you will see…

Harnessing AI for Sustainable Forestry

During a global revolution in which artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining the way we work, communicate, and experience the world, its seemingly limitless potential has sparked controversy and uncertainty for the future. Although many…

Steel vs Rubber Drums on Wide Belt Sanders

When purchasing a sander, one of the main questions to ask is what drum (or drums) should I use? Understanding the application process and what materials you are using is crucial to determining whether you should use steel, rubber, or both.…

Thin Boards: Boosting the Value of Wood

Wood, one of nature's most versatile and enduring materials, has been an essential resource for human civilization for centuries. From construction to furniture making, wood's beauty, strength, and sustainability have made it a timeless…

WHY CONSIDER A PLANER SANDER?

Traditionally shops have a surface planer and/or wide belt sander to calibrate and prepare their products for finishing. Understanding the differences between a planer and a sander and how efficiently using a planer sander can benefit your…