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The WOODWEB Update - #257
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In this issue:
Featured Shop (Schilkensen's Woodworking Inc.)
The story of Schilkensen's Woodworking Inc. begins with a set of custom
carriagehouse doors, and grows from there. Here you'll find plenty of
pictures of their operation, and... is that an employee asleep on the
Ever covered a drywalled beam with wood? If so, share your experiences
- and your pictures of the completed project. If not, learn about the
issues you may encounter in the process.
Efficient repeatability when running beads at the shaper is the subject
of this thread. Tips and tricks are flying:
A first-time CNC router buyer seeks advice on a machine that is versatile.
When times are tough, jobs are all over the place - from high-end residential
built-ins to large military installations. Is there one piece of equipment
that can handle them all?
A sawyer's plan to mill burr oak and build a timber frame house is vetted
in this thread. Add your own advice at:
Fuji Spray features a video on their Mini-Mite 3X Model, with powerful
3-stage turbine motor, metal turbine case and non-bleed spraygun with
stainless steel components. To view the video, click on the link below
and scroll down to Fuji's video link:
Knowledge Base Highlights
A cracking problem in raised-panel doors has baffled this cabinetmaker.
Is a sloppy glue job to blame?
Keep the bad guys outside, and your tools will be safe inside. Here's
a smattering of advice on locks, cameras, watchdogs, security procedures,
and staying within the law while protecting your shop after closing.
For profiled casings, the only way to achieve a perfect fit is with a
curved joint. Here's how:
As waterbased finishes gain in popularity, available information on coating
choices increases. Here is a range of anecdotal experiences from a number
Super skinny scribes are also super finicky. How do you accurately scribe
strips against walls, when the strips are set back slightly from the cabinet
Instrument makers, musicians, and sawing and drying pros discuss whether
kiln-dried or air-dried wood affects the way a musical instrument sounds.
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
Timeless Arts Furniture Refinishing
Ro Ro's Woodshop
Roger Shaw & Associates, Inc. is launching Regional Training Events
across the United States and Canada. These events are designed around
two days of active classroom learning with a Microvellum Certified trainer.
The curriculum is geared toward moderate to advanced Microvellum users
who want to maximize their software purchase. Click here to learn more:
Trim carpenter turned furniture maker, Roland Dilley, was recently interviewed
by WOODWEB's Brett Hagstrom. Read about Roland's journey into shop ownership
at the Project Gallery:
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