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The WOODWEB Update - #251
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In this issue:
Featured Project (Refrigerated wine cabinet)
A refrigerated wine cabinet combines elegant form with practical function
in this recent post at the Project Gallery:
Knowing that humidity levels range widely across the country, a custom
millworker wonders which moisture content specs he should abide by when shipping his product
far and wide...
A cabinetmaker who deals primarily with residential work asks about preparing a professional-looking takeoff for a commercial job ... add your advice at:
A makeshift spraybooth plus a set of complex bookcases equals overspray
frustration for this finisher... Can you help troubleshoot?
Tips and tricks for installing frameless cabinets against an out-of-level
soffit are sought here. Share your techniques:
Colonial Saw features videos on Lamello glue systems, the Striebig Compact Panel Saw and Evolution and Control Panel Saw, and grinders and cutter machines. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Colonial Saw's video links: http://www.woodweb.com/VideoLibrary/VLAlpha.html
Knowledge Base Highlights
Wasted time is pitted against wasted material in this article on optimization
when cutting parts on a slider:
Here's some solid advice on maintaining the equipment used for spraying shellac and cleaning a single spray gun system when switching between coating types.
"Ash, Pine, Bugs, and Borates" presents info on the insects that may
infest hardwoods and softwoods, and the use of borate-based controls.
Specializing in cabinet doors isn't a business you can easily jump into.
Here's a lively discussion about "barriers to entry" — the minimum scale
required for success, and the equipment you'll need to compete.
This excellent illustrated step-by-step description of building a chainsaw
sawmill shows the project from start to finish, when the first cut is
Here's a little advice that ought to stick: tips on glue selection for
a bent railing lamination, and other aspects of a spiral handrail job.
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
The Sign Carver
Perfection Cabinetry, LLC
The Brinston Hill Company
Greenstone Holdings, Inc. unveiled the results of its Phase I and II
Test Programs of the unique wood drying process Green-Dri to government
officials and industry representatives, in Newark, New Jersey last week.
Developed in Japan, where the system has been employed very successfully
in over thirty locations, Green-Dri is a cost efficient method of drying
wood. Learn more at:
Foxwalk Log and Timber grew from the ashes of an abandoned sawmill business.
Today, it employs six people in Menomonie, WI. See pictures of the operation
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