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In this issue:

Featured Project

From wine racks to dining tables of varying shapes and sizes, this restaurant showcases one shop's work well:

Hot Threads

A blue glow might suit the evening sky just fine, but it's sure to disappoint if it shows up in your white primer. Help determine the cause for this mysterious appearance at:

Alignment problems in door construction stem from the horizontal boring step in this shop. Ways to correct this are under exploration, including jigs and auxilary tables used to register the parts...

Concerns when purchasing a CNC router are offered up in this thread. Specifically, what would you look out for in machinery features, and what are the potential pitfalls of purchasing used equipment?

Is cleaning product contamination to blame for the unsatisfactory effects this refinish job produced? Add your two cents:

Video Pick

Charles G.G. Schmidt Co. features a video on Larry’s Clamp in action - board flattening and panel gluing. To view the video, click on the link below and scroll down to Charles G.G. Schmidt Co.'s video link:

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    WOODWEB's Knowledge Base has hit a new milestone this week - 8,000 articles... and counting!

    Lazy susan installation in corner cabinets got you down? If door tolerance and operation problems have caused you to gnash your teeth in the past, get some good tips for smoother sailing when face with this task:

    The lazy Susan saga continues in this article on adapting the fixed geometry of a corner cabinet to an out-of-whack space.

    Creating color that truly sings is the name of the game in this article on finishing black walnut. Read about punching up walnut's natural beauty here:

    When it comes to three-dimensional visualization of crown moulding installed around a chimney that penetrates a cathedral ceiling, a picture really is worth a thousand words...

    Here's an extensive collection of methods and tips for cutting fast, accurate dadoes in panels.

    This article provides detailed advice on tweaking that expensive edgebander so edges don't require hand-trimming or sanding.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Twin Restoration and Millwork

    Jack Berberich Furniture Maker

    Springhouse Shop and Studio

    Arbor Wood Products

    Industry News

    Kreg Tool Company introduces the Precision Beaded Face-Frame System and line of Precision Beaded Face-Frame Router Bits, with nationwide availability on November 1, 2009. “The Precision Beaded Face-Frame System was designed to be the fastest and easiest way for anyone to build beaded face-frames.” said Kreg President Todd Sommerfeld. Learn more at:

    Featured Forum Technical Advisor

    CAD Forum Block Exchange Technical Advisor John Michael Hivatal is the owner and operator of JMH Drafting/JMHsoftware. John has been involved in the woodworking field for over 20 years and has experience in building, installation, designing, programming CNC equipment, project management, AutoCAD and AutoCAD programming. Visit the CAD Forum at:

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