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In this issue:

Featured Shop

Studio J Designs of Temple, Texas specializes in frameless case construction. See detailed images of the shop floor and machines at WOODWEB's Shop Gallery:

Lumber Buying Guides Updated

WOODWEB's regional Lumber Buying Guides have just been updated. Get current pricing for the Western, Midwestern, and Eastern United States at: http://www.woodweb.com/Resources/RSLumberBuyingGuide.html

Hot Threads

Building a better box is up for discussion at the Cabinetmaking Forum, with face frame fastening in the spotlight. Your input on hardware and technique is requested:

How many professional finishers does it take to agree on the definitions for a couple of technical terms? Chime in with your own ideas about the differences between shaders and toners:

Combustible dust: will your shop explode? This is a popular topic at WOODWEB. Here, Jamie Scott of Air Handling Systems presents insight regarding combustible dust and woodworking shops.

Machinery and methods for milling oak flooring are being explored at the Sawing and Drying Forum. Been in the setup stages before? Add your advice:

Video Pick

EX-FACTORY features a collection of videos highlighting the WR Series of CNC routers and KT series of edgebanders. CAM-WOOD provides solutions for small shops to increase productivity and quality without investing six figures. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to EX-FACTORY'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

    A cabinetmaker who has not been paid asks whether he should remove his lien against the house, as requested by the owner. Colleagues explain why he should not.

    Up for a challenge? The problem of constructing and applying veneer to an architectural cone shape is tackled in this article.

    Tradition, aesthetics, and efficient machining all come into play in this discussion of fluted pilaster layout and style.

    Wacky walls got you down? Here are some neat tricks for fitting a beaded face-frame cabinet into a space trapped on both sides by framed walls.

    This shop foreman is so busy solving other people's problems, he can't get any of his own work done. Here's some thoughtful discussion on training his employees how to think for themselves.

    If putting your wood waste to work is appealing, you might want to take a look at the technology for turning shavings and sawdust into wood-stove briquettes or pellets. Is it practical? Find out:

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    M&M Custom Woodworks

    Hands-On Woodworking, Inc.

    Arts & Crafts Furniture by Radov

    Mobili Farm Tables LLC.

    Industry News

    Kreg Tool Company introduces the Precision Beaded Face-Frame System and line of Precision Beaded Face-Frame Router Bits. "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:

    Sawing and Drying Forum Technical Advisor

    Dr. Gene Wengert is Professor Emeritus in Wood Processing, Department of Forestry, at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He frequently contributes to trade journals serving the primary lumber processing industry, and is president of The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC, through which he provides educational and consulting services to lumber processing firms. Click here to visit the Sawing and Drying Forum:

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