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In this issue:

Featured Project

This unique trestle coffee table shows off a combination of domestic and exotic woods at the Project Gallery:

Hot Threads

Alignment and spacing problems have this door builder pointing his finger at the horizontal boring machine, which seems to be the weak link. Now, what to do about it?

Any way it's configured, the stairwell baseboard in these CAD images looks awkward. Can you offer an elegant solution?

This shop hopes to up its CNC production of plywood parts from 50 sheets a day to 100. Ideas on streamlining the system and cranking out the product are under review:

A finisher trying to achieve the look of English reproduction furniture asks for advice. French polish... glaze... mordents and dyes?

Video Pick

CR Onsrud features videos on CNC machining, panel processing, solid wood machining, and 5-Axis CNC routing. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to CR Onsrud's video links:

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

Web highlights:
  • Video Demos Online
  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

  • www.cronsrud.com

    Knowledge Base Highlights

    This article starts out asking whether to timber frame with dry lumber or green, and ends up exploring fact and lore about logs, seasons, and the moon:

    The Wood Doc offers up some interesting info about Dutch elm disease and the genus "Ulmus" in the American lumber market...

    A massive set of solid oak shelves are successfully "floated" in this article. Read about the process - from brainstorm to finished install at:

    Don't let the wrong coating tarnish your shine... Advice on overcoming finish adhesion problems with metal leaf is offered up here:

    A cabinetmaker puzzles over the implications of a contract clause requiring him to "comply with LEED requirements."

    Rather you aim for brush marks in your finish or you cringe at the thought, the fact is that many customers are asking for them. Efficient methods for achieving the marks are discussed here, along with reasons to avoid them...

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

    The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours at:

    Furniture Restoration Studio

    Axiom Furniture

    The Black Hutch

    Perfection Cabinetry

    Industry News

    Prime announces the release of Prime6400 Version 1.16, a Windows SQL based estimating software for the Architectural Woodwork, Millwork and Casework industry. Designed by an estimator for estimators to allow you to bid that important project by 2:00pm tomorrow afternoon. To learn more, visit:

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