Craftsman Engineering Blog

Who Shot Adobe Flash?

As a kid, me and Flash used to pack up our fishing poles and head down to our favorite spot on the crick down just past the county line.  Good times ol' Flash and me.

Wait, what?

All of you knew this was coming!  You all knew Flash was sick.  Flash just wasn't right in the head.  Flash just wasn't safe.  Everybody knew it and everybody knew ol' Flash's days were numbered. And now, ol' Flash is gone and y'all are sittin' around wunderin' just who the heck is gonna take ol' Flash's place in this world.

I tell you what!  

Sad story and true story.

What's your CVQ? ( Cabinet Vision Quotient )

Here’s a quiz to determine your “Cabinet Vision Quotient”.  My intent is to test a cabinet design engineer’s knowledge of the most widely accepted cabinet manufacturing software, Cabinet Vision. However, scoring high doesn’t mean you’re the next shining star engineer, and scoring low doesn’t mean you can't tell the difference between a straight line and a circle. Some answers are debatable, so there will be many comments. Where do you fit?

Tools of the trade - From storey poles and drafting tables to lasers and Cabinet Vision

Back in the day, and I'm not quite certain how long ago that was, the state of the art measuring tool for laying out a room full of cabinets was the "storey pole" or some called them layout rods or storey rods.  Whatever the proper name for them really was, they were essentially two long sticks of softwood which the cabinet maker made pencil marks on.  With four sides of a square set of rods, a cabinet maker could layout a whole house full of cabinets...one room on each side of the rod...uppers on one edge of a side and bases on the opposite edge of the rod.