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UpperHand Demo Video from User

We love getting demo videos from users. Kreg of Builtins By Kreg sent us this video that he created and posted on YouTube for us to share. The video shows a handy application of the UpperHand and the 3rd Hand HD Tripod. If you have a video of you using our products, or have a helpful tip that others would find useful, please let us know.

Lean: Packaging on Demand

My friend Todd Peterson at Kaas Tailored met with Packsize recently. They found Jeff through his website and had a lot of positive things to say about it. I like how they describe themselves, “right-sized packaging on demand.” They have an interesting business model. They currently provide packaging for American Leather and Ethan Allen.

Day 11 Santorini

Day 11 of Paul Akers visit to Santorini, Greece, all captured using FastCap’s Mini iPole & SuperMount. For more information on FastCap’s Mini iPole and SuperMount, visit our website.

Day 12 Santorini

Day 12 of Paul Akers visit to Santorini, Greece, all captured using FastCap’s Mini iPole & SuperMount. For more information on FastCap’s Mini iPole and SuperMount, visit our website.

Day 10 Santorini

Day 10 of Paul Akers’ visit to Santorini, Greece, all captured using FastCap’s Mini iPole & SuperMount. For more information on FastCap’s Mini iPole and SuperMount, visit our website.

Mini iPole at VIBCO

Ed at VIBCO thanks Paul and FastCap for the Mini iPole.

For more information on FastCap’s iPole Family, visit our website.

Washington Attorney General’s Office Going LEAN

How exciting to read this article today and share it with you. In the June issue of his monthly newsletter, Washington State Attorney General shared that his office is going to be adopting the LEAN principles. Following is excerpt from his article. The entire newsletter is viewable (with a video) on the Attorney General web site.

Earlier this year, my office adopted LEAN government, a collection of principles and methods that identify and eliminate activities that fail to add value to our mission. I was inspired to incorporate LEAN principles after visiting organizations such as Children’s Hospital in Seattle, where they have successfully adopted the Toyota Production System (based on the “kaizen” concept of continuous improvement which draws on staff member input).

Our goal in this effort is to rapidly identify ways to enhance our ability to complete the work of the Attorney General’s Office in a new budget environment with fewer employees. To that end, we used our “Speak Up” program as the platform to launch this new initiative.

I hope you enjoy the complete letter from Rob McKenna. It is exciting to watch the changes going on in government.

Lean Graffiti Removal 101

The other day I was driving home and there some graffiti on one of the street signs. I saw an opportunity to show you how easy it is to remove graffiti. A key is to use lacquer thinner and not paint thinner.

Best Fence Shop Installation of 12 foot Length

Follow Doug and Paul as they install a 12 foot length of Best Fence in a workshop. You won’t believe how incredibly easy it is. When you are done you’ll have a perfectly calibrated fence system added to your shop.

Video – Euro Door Stop

Our Euro Door Stop is an invaluable tool in the office or shop–anywhere where you have cabinet doors that aren’t quite aligning when they are shut. I shot a video to help you install the Euro Door Stop easily.

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