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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop
(Artisan Cabinetry LLC)

=> Knowledge Base Highlights
(The latest additions to this growing resource)

=> Video Pick
(Woodcraft Supply Corp.'s collection)

=> Hot Threads
(A sampling of current forum discussions)

=> Featured Project
(Computer rendering for proposed kitchen)


=> Featured Shop

Artisan Cabinetry is a custom wood products shop in
Sheboygan, WI. With 9600 square feet and 4 employees,
their products are handcrafted from select hardwoods. A
total of 19 photos do a great job of detailing the
machinery they use.
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The construction of a set of MDF shelves with hidden shelf
brackets turns into an in-depth lesson on difficult
drilling of deep holes. Learn how it might have been done
differently, and how it turned out in the end.

Charted from above, should your daily path through the
shop look like a plate of spaghetti? This shop owner says
no way, and shows, through creation of a "value stream
map," how to pinpoint production bottlenecks and eliminate

The name says it all... "The KISS II System: A Simplified
Approach to Building Cabinets Using the 32mm System" is
just that. This 22-page PDF from Joel Ketner serves as a
starting point for designing your own variation on
frameless cabinetry.

Wading through the world of design and machining software
can be a daunting prospect. Do you lack the time or funds
to try every option out there? Then read this article on
CAD-to-production programs, and benefit from the
experience of those who have gone before you...

The finicky client can quickly turn into the fickle
client, if you give them the opportunity. Managing
customer indecision is an important skill for the prudent
businessperson. Learn how assigning clear and consistent
charges to these changes of mind can save *you* time and

What is the number one element of a kitchen design that
strikes fear into the heart of a cabinetmaker? It just
might be... the lazy susan! Why she's trouble, and how you
might handle her worry free, right here:


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=> Video Pick

Woodcraft Supply Corp. hosts an extensive collection of
over 100 videos for smaller shops pertaining to: planes,
jigs, joinery, turning, Festool power tools, finishing,
lathes, clamps, and bandsaws. To view the videos, click on
the link below and scroll down to Woodcraft Corp.'s
"extensive collection" link.


=> Hot Threads

Pricing is always a hot topic at the forums... In this
discussion, cabinet finishing fees are under evaluation.
Compare your figures with those of other professional
finishers, and explain how you developed your system:

After hearing the sad story of a woodshop burning to the
ground, the Wood Doc brings up some important concerns
involving lightning protection and insurance. Is your
business fully protected? The Wood Doc urges you to be
safe, rather than sorry...

Finishing edgebanding on melamine parts has become an
inefficient step in the construction process for this
cabinetmaker. He's searching for a finishing alternative
that goes on easy and looks good. Different types of
edgebanding are under discussion, from pre-finished to

As his business grows, this raised panel producer's router
just can't keep up anymore. Facing the prospect of
replacing his router with a shaper, questions arise on
power, cutters, and more.


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=> Featured Project

Curious what other cabinetmakers are showing to their
clients before the job is begun? This computer rendering
serves as one sample:
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)

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