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The WOODWEB Update - #263
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In this issue:
Hot Threads (A sampling of current forum discussions)
Sawmill Gallery Interviews (Audio versions now available)
Wood Humor (Featured cartoon)
Video Pick (QuickScribe)
Knowledge Base Highlights (The latest additions to this growing resource)
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory (Create your free web page today)
Industry News (Techno’s “Introduction to CNC Machining”)
An interview with shop
owner John Schanafelt of Studio J Designs has just been added at WOODWEB's Shop
Gallery. Learn about the development of John's cabinet and millwork business at:
Creating custom fittings for stair rails is a challenge, and a potentially dangerous
one under the wrong circumstances. Technique and tooling is under discussion:
switching from an airless to a pressure pot finishing system, is it practical to repurpose
the old pump and hose for a new finish?
do you calculate the amount of time shop drawings will take for a given job? A
draftsman feels the pressure when his boss wants to put drawings on the fast track.
porthole mounted in a silo" - that's the type of curved moulding this shop needs
to create. Can you explain how?
Audio interviews with business owners are now available at the following Sawmill Gallery listings:
videos demonstrating a QuickScribe router accessory plate, ScribeMate router template
accessory, and EuroScriber clamp tool. (Video links are located at the top of
the page.) To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Quickscribe's
This epic discussion of the public policy
issues involved in lumber grading, and construction using ungraded lumber, is
seen from the point of view of the small sawmill operator. Grab a cup of coffee
and delve in!
of wood-burning furnaces weigh the pros and cons of these outdoor heating units.
Efficiency and environmental impact are inspected closely.
you lay off your office people, how do you stay on top of all the tasks they used
to perform? "Time Management After Downsizing" tackles some ideas:
determine sustainable wholesale pricing, start by knowing your costs cold. Only
then should you consider what the market will bear.
options for setting small pieces of glass into cabinet doors range from quick-and-dirty
to high-end traditional, with reasonable choices along the way. Here is the gamut.
owners and woodworkers discuss how fast the shop ought to be able to pump out
product, and consider strategies for making better time.
The following companies
recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Techno, Inc.’s Educational
CNC Division is excited to introduce the new “Basic Manufacturing Skills: An Introduction
to CNC Machining” curriculum, available for technology education courses from
Grades 6 through College. This unique curriculum comes with a 170-page Curriculum
Workbook and an Instructor’s CD with all projects, software files and tests ready
for customization. Learn more at:
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