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The WOODWEB Update - #252
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In this issue:
Featured Shop (Mitch Suber Custom Shutters)
In business for 20 years, Mitch Suber Custom Shutters of Bainbridge,
GA has put their workspace on display at the Shop Gallery:
Methods for processing a full radiused top rail for a cabinet door are under review at the Architectural Woodworking Forum. Describe your own techniques at: http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/aw.pl?read=637550
A look at wood industry innovation over the past decade is underway in
this thread. And with an optimistic eye to the future, ideas are being
sounded on what the most important innovation in the next ten years might
This discussion on materials markup includes a surprisingly wide range
of percentages, along with reasons behind these varying values.
A simple question about applying oil-based stain over water-based stain
raises a number of differing opinions on basic stain application principles.
Cook's Saw Mfg. features machinery videos including a hydraulic sawmill,
personal sawmill, board edger, cat claw band blade sharpener, and semi-auto
dual tooth setter. The video links are found on the individual machinery
pages. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to
Cook's video link:
Knowledge Base Highlights
A mystery is presented in the form of strongly contrasting streaks in
big slabs of partially-dried walnut. Sawyers troubleshoot moisture and
color variations here:
These tips for scribing or kerfing wood aim to help keep bandsaw cuts
precise and accurate:
A sampling of stories about large slab table tops, along with some interesting
examples, explores sound construction techniques for a potentially difficult process.
Contracting outside your company for CAD drawings creates a management
challenge. Here's a discussion of how to handle the complications:
CNC carving for the small, high-end shop is covered in this article,
with photos and video to help illustrate.
Helical stair math is the topic here: whether to calculate a curved stair,
draw it full scale and measure, or have the parts made with a CNC.
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
Drafting & Design by Mikhail
Marco Jette LLC
Chad Reitan Fine Woodworking Inc.
Wm Eldridge, Jr. Master Carpenter
A compact, low-profile vacuum lifter that runs on compressed air and
is easy to maneuver for use in light manufacturing facilities with limited
headroom is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.
Learn more at:
Well, it's happened - the Project Gallery has gone to the dogs...
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