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In this issue:

Featured Shop

In business for 20 years, Mitch Suber Custom Shutters of Bainbridge, GA has put their workspace on display at the Shop Gallery:

Hot Threads

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 be...

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. You decide:

Video Pick

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:

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

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    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

    Industry News

    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:

    Featured Project

    Well, it's happened - the Project Gallery has gone to the dogs...

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