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Featured Project

Miter laminate technology and geo-matrix tables... Curious? Check out some
design work like you've never seen before...

Hot Threads

Participants in this thread examine ways that businesses
have lowered their costs by implementing a 5S or Lean
manufacturing system, designed to simplify and standardize workflow.

Choosing a case clamp is next on the list for this small shop, as it transitions
to dowel construction. Advice on choosing the right type is sought.

Can you advise on how to replicate this worn paint faux finish? Techniques for
distressing are being shared:

The goal is to crank out radiused edges on crosscut ends in a high-volume
situation - with no burning, no chip-out, and no projectiles.

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

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    Featured Member Profile

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    Wood Humor

    Video Pick

    Techno features videos of its CNC routers in action. To view the videos,
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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Closing the deal - instead of missing out on the money - is this cabinet
    refacer's goal. How do you give an accurate price during the first meeting?

    This set of charts, provided by Onsrud Cutter, provides data on machine
    settings to achieve the desired chipload for good performance of moulders
    and jointers with various types of wood and sheet goods.

    How to find cherry that looks interesting is at the center of this discussion of
    knots, character, and grading standards.

    It's the iron versus the glue pot in this article on edgebanding. Does pre-glued
    banding stand up to the test of time?

    A cabinetmaker with sticker shock presents the bid he received from a
    door vendor. An in-depth look at outsourced and in-house pricing ensues...

    Staining two-toned doors and drawer fronts without bleed-through is the
    focus here. Advice on a finish schedule for clean, crisp transitions is provided.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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    Millworks By Design, Inc.

    A Simple Pine Box

    Designer's Specialty Millwork

    Witmer Wood Products LLC

    Industry News

    Stiles Machinery introduced the revolutionary concept of Homag laserTec
    edge processing last year, and now you’re invited to see it live. Imagine
    not having to worry about obvious glue lines on your work pieces. Imagine
    eliminating the cost of maintaining and replacing your glue pots. Learn
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