The WOODWEB Update - #261
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WOODWEB at the New York Times
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:
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
endeavor profitable. If you've gone down this road already, weigh in at:
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
his trove of wood scraps.
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?
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.
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Micro Fence features videos demonstrating
the precision Edge Guide, the Micro
Fence Plunge Base with micrometer-adjusted depth of cut, the Circle Jig
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
to Micro Fence's video link:
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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
set you on your way:
The challenge is to apply a new coating over
existing laminate restaurant tables.
Finishers weigh in with advice.
Here's a close look at widebelt sander head
and its effect on reducing sanding scratches.
Reproducing a two-tone "haloed" finish is
the goal in this article. Finishing
schedules and products are specified:
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.
A woodworker tackles a chip crushing problem
in his planer by drilling new holes
for vacuum flow — and it works!
Recent Additions to the
The following companies recently created
free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
Johnston Custom Wood Work
Acacia Originals, LLC
All Wood Refinishing
Waldron Instruments, Inc.
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:
This stylish euro kitchen incorporates hard
edges and curving lines into a
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