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In this issue:
Shop (Studio J Designs)
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:
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
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
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
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:
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:
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
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
Mobili Farm Tables LLC.
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
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