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The WOODWEB Update - #249
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In this issue:
Hot Threads (A sampling of current forum discussions)
Video Pick (CR Onsrud)
Knowledge Base Highlights (The latest additions to this growing resource)
Recent Addition to the Woodworkers Directory (Create your free web page today)
Industry News (Prime Estimating & Software Releases Prime 6400 V1.16 Software)
This unique trestle coffee table shows off a combination of domestic
and exotic woods at the Project Gallery:
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?
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:
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 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
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
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
Furniture Restoration Studio
The Black Hutch
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,
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