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Speaking of Consolidation: PPG Seeks to Purchase AkzoNobel

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In my last post I explained how Valspar wood coatings may remain independent of Sherwin-Williams' attempt at consolidation for a while. But there's a much bigger consolidation being attempted by PPG. It's trying to buy AkzoNobel. PPG is headquartered in Pittsburgh and owns paint and finish brands including Olympic, Glidden, Sico, Dulux and its own PPG brand. AkzoNobel is headquartered in Holland and owns paint and finish brands including Chemcraft, […]The post Speaking of Consolidation: PPG Seeks to Purchase AkzoNobel appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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CNC Skills: Origin Points - Part Three: New Techniques

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In part twoofthis series, several techniques and tools were shown for accurately setting origin points. You can use line-of-sight, feel, extrapolation from a known diameter, edge finders, wigglers, 3D sensors and more. Accuracy is critical and although all these tools and processes work well, setting origins can be time-consuming. So, in my own shop, I often use other methods and tools to locate and set my origin points. As a […]The post CNC Skills: Origin Points - Part Three: New Techniques appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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