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In this issue:


WOODWEB at the New York Times Website

In the Business Day section, New York Times blogger (and longtime WOODWEB
participant) Paul Downs touts the benefits of WOODWEB's Forums when
discussing the merits of business groups. Read the blog at:
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/my-virtual-business-group/


Hot Threads

When a custom cabinet company looks into adding a factory cabinet line to their
offerings, they must increase efficiency during the design stage to make their new
endeavor profitable. If you've gone down this road already, weigh in at:
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/business.pl?read=654193

One man's trash may be another man's treasure, but this pile of cutoffs is getting
out of hand. A shop owner who fears he's a hoarder asks for advice on managing
his trove of wood scraps.
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/cabinetmaking.pl?read=653408

This discussion of CAD applications goes beyond design and presentation, and
into the territory beyond. Do you use your CAD program to a unique end? Share
the story:
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/cad.pl?read=653684

More equipment means more air, so this shop needs to add a larger compressor.
CFM and pressure questions are answered at the Dust Collection Forum.
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/dust.pl?read=653886


WOODWEB's Current Poll

Which style of cabinetry, face frame or frameless, represents the majority of
the cabinets you produce? Make your selection with one click, and see the
results of our poll immediately.
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/cabinetmaking.pl?read=654032


Video Pick

Micro Fence features videos demonstrating the precision Edge Guide, the Micro
Fence Plunge Base with micrometer-adjusted depth of cut, the Circle Jig for
precision circles, and the Ellipse Jig allowing for effortless ellipses up to 12 feet
in diameter and more. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down
to Micro Fence's video link:
http://www.woodweb.com/VideoLibrary/VLAlpha.html


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:
  • Video Demos Online
  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

  • www.cronsrud.com

    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Looking to make your tabletops tarnished... your headboards harrowed... your
    end tables etched with age? This article on the basics of furniture distressing will
    set you on your way:
    http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Basics_of_Furniture_Distressing.html

    The challenge is to apply a new coating over existing laminate restaurant tables.
    Finishers weigh in with advice.
    http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Refinishing_Over_Plastic_Laminate.html

    Here's a close look at widebelt sander head adjustment,
    and its effect on reducing sanding scratches.
    http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Widebelt_Sander_Adjustment_and_Scratch_Patterns.html

    Reproducing a two-tone "haloed" finish is the goal in this article. Finishing
    schedules and products are specified:
    http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Reproducing_a_TwoTone_Haloed_Finish.html

    4-foot fluorescent tube lighting... Sound like a kitchen killer? As it turns out, a
    custom wood ceiling fixture can turn an awkward situation elegant.
    http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Box_Fixture_Ideas_for_Kitchen_Fluorescent_Lights.html

    A woodworker tackles a chip crushing problem in his planer by drilling new holes
    for vacuum flow and it works!
    http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Improving_the_Vacuum_in_a_Planer.html


    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

    The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
    Directory. Create yours at:
    http://www.woodindustry.com/woodworkers/index.html

    Johnston Custom Wood Work
    http://www.woodindustry.com/woodworkers/Master/9903.html

    Acacia Originals, LLC
    http://www.woodindustry.com/woodworkers/Master/9905.html

    All Wood Refinishing
    http://www.woodindustry.com/woodworkers/Master/9909.html

    Waldron Instruments, Inc.
    http://www.woodindustry.com/woodworkers/Master/9911.html


    Industry News

    IWF 2010 and the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award will showcase
    the best the industry has to offer in innovative new technology. Sixty-five
    companies have entered eighty products to compete for the coveted Challengers
    Distinguished Achievement Award. Learn more at:
    http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/industrynews.pl?read=654729


    Featured Project

    This stylish euro kitchen incorporates hard edges and curving lines into a
    one-of-a-kind design:
    http://www.woodweb.com/galleries/project/posts/2731.html


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