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In this issue:

Featured Shop

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 job?

Hot Threads

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:

Video Pick

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:

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 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 of shops.

    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 face?

    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:

    Vision Woodcraft


    Timeless Arts Furniture Refinishing

    Ro Ro's Woodshop

    Industry News

    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:

    Featured Project

    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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