The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 77
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 77

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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Ft Palm Biach Post-Times, Sunday. Nov. 8. 1888 Wood Firm Takes Turn For Better 7 - $ By PETE GORDON Business Editor Standard Woodturning took a turn for the better when new owner Charles M. Huttig Jr. applied fresh capital, work , procedures and cost accounting to a defunct business. The firm organized as Standard Sash & Door, Inc., last November with the intention of getting into that phase of architectural supply. The thought was to open a warehouse on Georgia Avenue, in a location formerly operated as a two-man woodturning shop. FROM PILLAR TO POST - An bedpost eight feet long and eight inches in diameter Is being re-made to suit the designer's drawings. The lathe is capable of handling wood 21 feet long and 26 inches In diameter. unusual custom Job is done on a giant lathe by Fred Gatchel, left, as his father, Supervisor Ed Gatchel, checks the work. A Mexican pine nearly $10,000 to satisfy building regulations," he said. 'Then we had to replace or add to the Inadequate hand lathes and equipment. We added automatic lathes and sanders, plus a number of saws and minor tools. "It required more than $25,000 for initial machinery Investment." Huttig Is seeking "carload business." His automatic equipment, for example can turn six bedlegs in a minute, or a ship's wheel spoke in 30 to 45 seconds. The sander can smooth off the wood in as rapid an order. At the same time, he acknowledges that half his business Is supplying Interior decorators with specially designed materials for such things as room dividers, room trim, and other architectural wood turnings. ' - He Is now developing an extensive stock of wooden posts and columns. These are in many styles from classical fluted columns, through to modern adaptions, complete with appropriate capplngs and footings. The firm Is also developing a line of tropical furniture, but again, only where turned wood has an application. A section of the 6,000 square foot plant has been developed Into a display room for furniture samples, woodturnings and dividers. The shop can produce in any known wood. Custom work on hand during a recent visit was variable: New tops for a mahogany bedstead, re-cutting of a giant eight foot bedpost, eight Inches In diameter, standard lengths of railings used for balustrades, and spokes for a ship's rudder wheel. Edward Gatchel, who has 20 years of woodturning experience, Is In ctaarge of the shop. The shop now has on staff a draftsman designer. This Is part of the rigid controls Huttig has ap plied to production. Custom Mrk is accurately -specified iri working drawings. This leave s no question of the work to b; produced, nor of the customer's requests. In a similar manner, It also helps produce a better record for pricing the work. Accurate track Is kept of time and materials expended. "We are just beginning to backlog 'tfork," said Huttig. "That's a. good sign. Now we are looking for more skilled wood working help. We have been ablle to attract three skilled furniture makers from the North Carolina factories. "We look forward to bidding on some Interesting work." Huttig 1i background is at least three generations in the wood business, but not that of woodturning. His grandfather, father, smd then himself had been with Uttig's, a Midwestern firm supplying architectural woodwork, mainly sash and door. His own experience has been In the sales development of such business. Until recently he haii been connected with Huttig 's, but sold his Interests to stairt In business here. The family has no connections now with the firm founded by his grandfather. "A major share of our business ivill be stock materials used continuously In house decor," he said. "We have ample room for both the required mach Inery and stock holding. "Ve have now completed our l'l.rst year of business. We anticipate extensive growth during the next year." . mi II. inn m.s.iii . - sJ'J Mall fhultwDv felt uoruun ' PILLAR PLANT Major stock Inventory In Standard Woodturning is in pillars and turned posts. Classical fluted columns, held by owner Charles M. Huttig Jr., are top sellers for the firm. 7 i - ' l: v ' ' ' ' f. I ' 0. sander. Production would vary with size of product. FAST FINISHER - Harold Kope can sand and finish about 1,000 balusters an hour on this automatic Fire Threat Real Answer roof , can I use 2 by 4s for the rafters? ANSWER: Yes, provided the rafter length between supports Is not more than 10. If It is, use 2 by 6s. But you'd better check your local regulations to be sure you are conforming with them. QUESTION: How can T avoid getting a wrinkling effect on an exterior paint job I am getting ready to do? This happened to me on a similar job I did last year. ANSWER: Wrinkling usually occurs when paint has been put on too heavily and not brushed out uniformly. It also takes place when the paint is applied during cold weather (under 50 degrees Fahrenheit) or when the weather turns cold Immediately after the painting Is finished. Assuming that you paint when the weather is; right and you attempt to brus.h out the paint properly this time, don't go to the other extreme of overbrushlng, which can result In what are known as "thin" spots on the sur face. 3 Home NeW YORK (UPI) It happens at least once a minute every day somewhere In the United States a family discovers that its safe, comfortable home is suddenly threatening to become a flaming death trap. And for the more than 12,000 Americans who died in home fires last year, the threat became a reality. The National Safety Council says carelessness In the use of tobacco is the leading cause of the 900,000 household fires reported last year. Other major causes Include overloaded wiring and defective heating equipment. One rule fire experts stress to Improving the family's odds against fire Is: Evacuate the premises at the first sign of smoke or flames. Other tips SPORT CAR WINNER Mrs. Eu-lalia Bennett, 75, is being congratulated by Kye Wallace of the Palm Coast Plaza Merchants Association on her winning a Fiat sports car during the S. Dixie Hwy. plaza's ninth anniversary celebration. The Fiat is from Jan Bloser Imports. that save lives when fire erupts are: Sleep with bedroom doors shut at night, thereby starving an ad vancing f 1 re for oxygen . When smoke is smelled behind a door, touch the doorknob before opening It. If the knob Is hot, use an alternate means of escape. Windows should be checked to see that they open easily for children as well as adults. An outside meeting place should be established so that parents can count heads after evacuation. To further safeguard the family and the home, a number of relatively Inexpensive fire detection and control devices are readily available. Badger Fire Extinguisher Company, of Ransom, W. Va.p 'There was some basic " woodturning equipment on hand," said Huttig. "I was influenced by my mother-in-law, Jane Wendel, the Palm Beach decorator, that woodturning products also had a potential in architectural design. I tried It. It looked promising." Although its corporate title had sash and door in big, bold letters, Huttig soon dropped it, and simply started doing business as Standard Woodturning. He doesn't handle sashes or doors, unless there is a turned-wood application. The shop now employs eight, and has two others It lists as "sparetime or overload." Huttig now produces a comfortable $7,000 volume in business monthly. Huttig said this Is a little low, "but It couldn't really get Into action until last March." "We had to alter and refurbish the building at a cost of bration attracted considerable traffic to the shopping plaza, according to manager Mrs. Edith Greer. Despite threats of Hurricane Gladys, sales promotion drew far In excess of normal traftic, and merchants reported brisk business. Shawnee Doubles Service ORLANDO, (UPI) - Shawnee Airlines doubled service on its present routes In Florida Monday when three more Beechraft 99 turbo-prop airliners went Into operation. David C. Latham, president of the airlines, also announced that Miami has been added to the schedule, becoming the 11th city in the state to be served by Shawnee. Latham said the expanded service will include two flights In and out of Miami International Airport. Other cities served by Shawnee are Tampa, Orlando, Lakeland, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne, West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach. , Shawnee plans to start scheduled flights In the near future to Vero Beach, Fort Myers, Panama City and Pen-sacola, Latham said. Where Cars Are Five states California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio have almost 36 per cent of all registered passenger cars In the Untied States. California alone has 8.7 million or 11 per cent of the total. Fiat Sports Car Is Prize In Palm Coast Celebration Here's the AP Newsfeatures QUESTION: I bought some second-hand plywood some time ago and now have decided to use it for a project. There are quite a few holes in It where knots used to be. What's the best way to patch these holes? ANSWER: Small holes can be patched with wood putty or plastic wood. Large holes can also be done this way, but It's a more difficult Job, since It usually Is necessary to apply several coating so that the hole is filled gradually over a period of days rather than all at once. Filling the holes with wood produces a neat, professional-appearing result. Make a paper pattern of a hole, then cut a piece of wood to fit It, using wood a little thicker than the plywood. Glue the wood Into the hole and sand smooth. However, you can't use this method unless you have a jigsaw to cut the necessary small piece of wood for each hole. QUESTION: In making a carport, on which fiber glass panels will be used for the Passengers Up MANILA (UPI) - Flllplnas Orient Airways, one of three Philippine carriers, Increased its passenger volume by 79 per cent, or 65,195 passengers, In the first six months of 1968, Life Insurance NEW YORK (lPI) - Total life insurance of all kinds in the United States at the end of 1967 amounted to $1,140 billion, says the Institute of Life Insurance. This was about $5,700 per person In the United States. WAREHOUSES FACTORIES COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION GENERAL CONTRACTINO LAND DEVELOPING COMMHCIAl A INDUSTRIAL ASINO -ivmwiih iiiiiriw mrMuir FETTER CO., INC. 928 - 28th St. W.P.B. 848-3700 Now Uotlng: M,Mf St ft. Nwlk M, W.M. More than 75,000 entries were filed In a drawing at Palm Coast Plaza, S. Dixie Hwy., to celebrate the shopping center's ninth anniversary, and 75-year old Mrs. Eula-lia Bennett won a Flat sports car worth more than $2,000 In the contest. Mrs. Bennett said It was the first time In her lifetime that she had ever won a prize. Five models Saab, Toyo I'M WORKING TO ELECT HICKS STATE HOTtESOtnTm IIST H MRS. LYNN WEBB DRAFTSMAN Sl'ACIOI SESS ..and so is the suggests mounting a multipurpose fire extinguisher In a location convenient to more than one room, preferably near Inside doors or In hallways. Other new residential fire-protection devices Include a home fire alarm, (Vanguard) which sets off an alarm when the temperature within its range reaches 136 degrees Fahrenheit, and a smoke detector, which triggers a beeping alarm when It detects the presence of smoke. Peek-Proof When a solid courtyard wall or fence Is needed, butt 1x4-Inch cedar boards against 1x2s set edge out for a good, three-dimensional pattern that also offers strong shadow lines. 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