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In this issue:

Featured Sawmill

Foxwalk Log and Timber of Menomonie, WI specializes in log homes. See what they make with a mill and some rather large white pine at:

Announcement from WOODWEB

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Hot Threads

Simple test routines for CNC accuracy are under review here. Have one that works? Add it to the list:

How much room does 20,000 board feet of stickered lumber take up? This recent question at the Sawing and Drying Forum has garnered answers from a handful of pros, along with the Wood Doc...

A small gremlin with a monkey wrench: that's who is being accused of creating feed problems with this four-head moulder. If you've got a better idea of what's to blame, do share:

A cupped countertop presents two pertinent questions: why did it happen, and how can it be corrected?

Video Pick

Delmac Machinery Group features videos including a Celaschi Progress with rotary tool changer, an OMAL RF F1 Hardware Insertion Machine, a Busellato Flexa Edgebander with solid wood edging and a Fravol SMART 6 Edgebander with single motor corner rounding unit. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Delmac's video link:

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

Web highlights:
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  • Machine Specifications
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  • User Testimonials

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    WOODWEB's Carl Hagstrom and Wood Doc Gene Wengert supply a scientific and practical explanation of wood moisture content and seasonal movement.

    Here's a thoughtful, in-depth discussion of vacuum pump capacity and the factors that influence pump effectiveness:

    How to fit strips of wood to a steel rail on a steel staircase? Here's some advice on using the steel as a form for clamping flexible strips for laminated glue-up.

    Fences, cutters, and more: a handful of ideas for cabinet door production with a shaper are presented here...

    Fight water with fire, some finishers say. A burning question on repairing water damage is answered here with a technique as much party trick as it is professional secret...

    Here's how to improve dust collection for a table saw, especially when using a zero-clearance throat plate next to the blade.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    OnTarget Fabricating

    Timberdoodle, Inc.

    Border French Woodworking & Carpentry

    Taghkanic Woodworking LLC

    Industry News

    Quickscrews introduces a new line of #6 screws in square drive. The screws are offered in lengths starting at 1/2" and go up to 1-1/2". They all feature the type 17 point and are all available in a zinc-plated finish. Some sizes are also available in a nickel-plated finish. Learn more at: http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/industrynews.pl?read=638187

    Featured Project

    The angles in this gun cabinet installation may cause you to scratch your head, but the puzzle pieces do fit with impressive precision...

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