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Hot Threads

Running tightly radiused trim without distortion is the name of the game in this thread.
Can you advise?

A shop owner whose business has grown feels he's neither here nor there... Is he doing
too much? Too little? A firm plan for management may be in order.

A set of cabinets has come down with a bad case of blistering, and needs a diagnosis.
To start, is this a failure of the finish or is it an edge-banding failure?

A designer requests table bases in the form of cones. The woodworker asks: what's the
best way to veneer these?

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    Check out Norman Orsinger's company, Norman Orsinger Woodworking, Ltd., as well
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    Wood Humor

    Video Pick

    Safety Speed Cut features a comprehensive collection of videos demonstrating a
    complete line of panel saws, panel routers, edgebanders, and wide belt sanders
    for panel processing needs. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll
    down to Safety Speed Cut's video link:

    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Disguising hickory sapwood as heartwood is the aim in this article. Forum
    Technical Advisor Paul Snyder provides detailed advice on a toning formula to
    blend sap with heart so the difference can't be detected.

    Believe it or not, some woodworkers are successfully adapting to the downturn by increasing their prices. Here's how.

    This starts out as a conversation about block and tackle mechanical advantage, but develops into a detailed discussion of ways to skid and load logs without tearing up the ground.

    Advice on the construction of free-standing spiral stairs is doled out in this article, along with pictures of a couple of non-traditional staircase examples.

    Skilled workers want to know: does the shop's acquisition of a CNC machine spell the end of their employment? Show them this article as reassurance, because it's unanimous amongst these shop owners: increased shop efficiency means job security.

    Newly ground knives can be damaged right away by mineral deposits within some hardwoods. Here's advice on knife material choices that could help avoid the problem.

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    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

    The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
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    Commercial Installation Services

    Delphi O.E.M. Co.

    Beyond Woodworking

    Mountain Lumber Company

    Industry News

    WalzCraft is pleased to announce the expansion of their extensive line of Cabinet Refacing Materials. Veneered Sheet Stock and “Solid Wood” Refacing Stock are available in several wood species and grades, varying thicknesses and a variety of backer materials. Many can be ordered Ripped to Width or Cut-to-Size for ease of installation. Learn more at:

    Featured Shop

    Chad Reitan Fine Woodworking, Inc. specializes in the luxury home market, taking on jobs that range in size from furniture pieces to renovation projects. See the shop and read about this California business at the Project Gallery:

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