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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Asian butcher-block island)

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

=> Industry News
(2009 Sequoia Winners announced at AWFS Fair)

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

=> Video Pick


=> Featured Project

What's black, lacquered, and topped with butcher-block?
This sleek Asian-influenced island. Check it out at the
Project Gallery:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Some good advice on stabilizing the open end of a moulder
turns into a long article on shop-rigged moulder

It's happened again - an employee broke into the new sheet
stock instead of using up the scrap designated for the
job. Does this make you hopping mad? Then read on for
ideas on consistent shop optimization.

When are dimples disturbing, rather than charming? When
they show up in your freshly planed stock... Planer blades
can drive chips into the surface of a board when dust
collection isn't perfect. Here's a good example with

A decision must be made on whether to lay off a valued
employee when sales fall off during a downturn. Tough
times call for tough choices, but this one really

Here's a thorough look at how to get certified with the
Architectural Woodworking Institute, and how to qualify as
a bidder on projects when you're not certified.

A question on fabricating a drive wheel axle sparks some
good metalworking advice for making bandsaw mill parts.


=> Video Pick
Activa features videos on a handheld hot melt edgebander
designed for contours and straight edgebanding and a
single sided edgebander including end trim, top bottom
fine trim, and scraping and buffing. To view the videos,
click on the link below and scroll down to Activa's video


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Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

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=> Hot Threads

A question on methods for cutting parts with a slider
turns into a debate on CNC in the small production shop.
Share your opinions on efficiency at:

When the competition offers up perfect postformed edges on
radiused corners, this shop is forced to figure out a way
to provide the same product... Help piece this puzzle
together at:

Maddeningly, a lip has been left on onion-skinned parts
after the second pass... Can you wipe the pout off this
CNC operator's face? Add your advice at:

The ever-present issue of pricing raises its head at the
Business Forum. This time, the debate is over finished vs.


=> Industry News

Seven companies have been given a Sequoia Award by AWFS
for product innovation and leadership in the green
movement. The Sequoia Awards, given since 1997, recognize
and honor the creativity, quality and innovation of the
best new offerings in the woodworking industry. To read
about the winners, visit:

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