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The WOODWEB Update - #267

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In this issue:

Featured Project

This unique piece of furniture showcases soft maple, walnut, and big leaf maple
burl in a one of a kind design:

Hot Threads

Seeking: a bottle that is safe to store solvents in. What could go wrong with an
improper container? Anything from ingestion to meltdown to combustion,
according to the responses so far...

Preferred designs for sliding tables for the shaper are under review in this
discussion on setups for coping rail ends.

The beam saw is pitted against the CNC router in this which-is-better
debate. The tasks will range from circular to straight cuts, and fiberglass
to laminate...

A producer of long length red oak mouldings is considering adding a bandmill
to the operation. He'll need to saw high grade logs and nothing but. Does
the sawmill sound like a cost cutting measure, or a headache waiting
to happen?

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Featured Member Profile

Check out the multiple forum threads that cabinetmaker James McGrew has contributed
to, as well as his website and Project Gallery listings.

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Wood Humor

Video Pick

Speed Sander features a video of the their widebelt sander in action. To view the
video, click on the link below and scroll down to Speed Sander's video link:

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    For an updated list of the articles most recently added to the Knowledge Base,
    click here:

    Tim Brown of Mereen-Johnson Machine Company offers tips on stock prepping,
    equipment setup, maintenance, and operation that can allow you to achieve a
    joint suitable for edge gluing directly off the gang rip saw. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Glue_Joint_Ripping_Capability.html

    How should stile and rail proportions be varied when detailing cabinets with
    larger doors and smaller drawer faces? It's all about good design...

    Advice on the ins and outs of installing cabinetry and millwork in the upper
    stories of a tall building in the city. Rule numbers 1 through 5: Don't build
    anything that won't fit in the elevator...

    Here's a detailed discussion comparing two approaches to creating curved
    and arched mouldings: the CNC route, or the dedicated moulder and shaper
    setup (which may involve templates).

    This extended discussion of window construction, wood joinery and water
    management includes a rather fascinating description of wind tunnel testing.

    Go green... support a sawyer! This article throws out plywood in favor of real
    wood for house sheathing.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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    Prairie Winds Woodworking

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    Prestigious Finish Carpentry, LLC.

    Landon Wood Design

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    Industry News

    DELTA Machinery introduces its new line of four full kerf melamine premium
    woodworking saw blades, practically eliminating the most frequent and
    costly problems in cutting melamine material tear out and chipping
    while sustaining longer blade life. Read more at:

    Featured Shop

    What sort of a wood shop fits in less than 200 square feet of space? A toy
    maker, of course! Check out Little Sapling Toys at WOODWEB's shop Gallery:

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