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Business Poll

With last year's books closed, and a new year ahead, WOODWEB is
interested in hearing how your business fared in 2010, and what your
prediction is for 2011. Vote in our latest poll at:

Featured Project

Commissioned to fit a new entry into a rough, old stone foundation, this
cabinetmaker looked to history for inspiration. Here's what he came up

Hot Threads

Has your business benefited from the "buy local" trend? WOODWEB
Technical Advisor Steve Bratkovich wants to know if you've tapped into
any green building projects that aim to keep construction in the

A question about sawmill blade run time evolves into a broader discussion
on sharpening issues:

Avoiding the dreaded appearance of glue spots while staining is the goal
here. A few participants have shed some "black" light on a possible solution.

Got a love/hate relationship with your CNC machine? Air your grievances -
or your praise - in this discussion, and help out a soon-to-be CNC owner
choose which machine features are important.

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Featured Member Profile

Robb Parker's business, Heritage Woodwright, produces architectural
millwork for interior applications. Check out Robb's profile and website at:

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Knowledge Base Highlights

The updated version of the "Wood Handbook: Wood as an
Engineering Material" from the Forest Products Laboratory weighs
in at a hefty 500+ pages. Lucky for you, you don't have to lug it -
just click on the link at the webpage below to download the
electronic version:

Calculating, modeling, and fabricating a molding that follows the
underside of a helical staircase... Sound complex? This discussion
and its accompanying images will walk you through the process.

Shopping for competing insurance quotes enabled this business owner to lower
his workers compensation premium. Could a small amount of effort
result in a sizable cost reduction for you, too?

A furnituremaker's experiment using dovetail joinery for bookcase
shelves yields positive results. A video and photos detail the dovetailing.

This article sheds some light on ways to minimize power company
demand charges, with an in-depth look at how phase converters

You can't bend laminate to fit around a compound curved substrate,
but there are other specialized materials that will do the job. Learn
about them here.

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

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    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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


    Greg Aanes

    Conundrum Designs, Inc.

    J H Conklin & Co

    Video Pick

    Baker Products features videos on edgers, notchers, planers, re-saws,
    sawmills, and more. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll
    down to the Baker Products video link:

    Lumber Buying Guides Updated

    Get current pricing on hardwood lumber for all regions of the US:

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