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In this issue:

Featured Project

An exclusively-bamboo cabinet shop shares a portfolio of its work, from countertops to skateboards, at the Project

Hot Threads

A stairbuilder making rail and fittings in-house asks how to use a molder head with a rub bearing for curved work.
Technique and safety issues are under discussion.

One simple question - "Is it safe to wear gloves while woodworking?" - gets a variety of answers, many of them

Going gray... That's the desired effect for this brand new barn wood. Here are some ideas on how to make freshly cut
lumber look old, fast.

A stubborn conversion varnish wrinkling problem resurfaces in this thread. Can you help ease this frustrated finisher's

Video Pick

Porter-Cable features assorted power tool demos, including the tiger claw, random orbit sanders, compact belt sander,
palm grip finishing sander, mac-saw and razor saw blades. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to
Porter-Cable's video link:

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:
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  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Furniture makers discuss moisture-related movement issues for an MDF tabletop with a maple apron. The Wood Doc
    joins in with a few tips of his own.

    Reclaimed timbers: what is their species, and what is their worth? This sawyer wonders if some might-be-old-growth-
    Douglas-fir is more valuable in its current beam form, or sawed up into lumber.

    Deep thoughts on office, shop, and job-site standard operating procedures that can reduce the human-error factor in
    cabinet production and installation.

    A simple question about easy-to-use lacquers sets off a technical discussion of the optical properties of finishes, and
    the characteristics that make even thin finishes appear deep and clear to the eye.

    Detailed advice on how to grind your own custom knives in order to match unique profiles.

    The poor man's skidder is explored here, with examples of log-moving rigs creatively improvised on a modest budget.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

    The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours at:

    Doucette and Wolfe furniture makers

    Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking

    Premier Woodworking LLC

    Modern Wood Concepts LLC

    Industry News

    Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to present the Kentwood Speed series of moulders, engineered to meet extreme
    production demands. The series, featuring straight and profile jointing systems, allows for a superior finish quality while
    operating at speeds ranging from 160 ft/min to 100 ft/min. Learn more at:

    Featured Sawmill

    Raven Farm Recycled Woodworks reclaims logs from the tree service industry. See one whopper of a white oak go from
    standing to stacked...

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