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Featured Interview

Scott C. Reuman of Conundrum Designs, Inc. enjoys his
picturesque 500 square foot shop in the Colorado mountains.
He recently spoke with WOODWEB's Brett Hagstrom about his
trade, the economic climate, and his own business philosophy.

Hot Threads

A cabinetmaker presents an inset arched door job he once did.
The problem? It was a real pain. Now he's looking for advice on doing
it again, but without the hair pulling. Can you help?

This thread concerns crown molding atop cabinet uppers. The
installation is complicated by another piece of trim for which no one can
agree on a name. What would you call it, and how would you install it?

A post about producing inexpensive casework for department stores has
inspired some interesting discussion on pared down, cost-effective

Which comes first, the budget or the bid? When a client won't divulge
the amount they expect to spend on a project, it's your turn to produce
a figure...

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    Featured Member Profile

    David J. Borek and Company of Austin, TX supplies blankity-blanks.
    What are they? Investigate his member profile and website to find out,
    but we'll tell you this: they're beautiful.

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    High speed steel can be sharpened to a finer edge than carbide, but
    will lose that edge quickly in hard or abrasive materials. Here's a long,
    detailed, and authoritative thread that explains when to use highspeed
    steel and why.

    Humidity conditions led to the hairline cracks in this very large wood
    turning. Here's a technical discussion on prevention and possible fixes.

    This article looks to history for a little lesson in using hot hide glue and
    pressure to apply veneer.

    Detailed carved work deserves a deft touch with the spray gun. Here are
    some tips for feathering in the finish.

    When it comes to CNC table size, is bigger better? Larger tables
    offer versatility and material savings for a moderate increase in
    the investment...

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, which of these medicine cabinet door
    constructions is the fairest of them all? You decide.

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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:

    Linear Fine Woodworking

    Specialty Woods

    Shipwright Style

    MK carving and sculpting

    Video Pick

    Cook's Saw Mfg. features videos on hydraulic sawmills, personal
    sawmills, board edgers, cat claw band blade sharpeners, and
    semi-auto dual tooth setters. The video links are found on the
    individual machinery pages. To view the videos, click on the link
    below and scroll down to Cook's Saw's video link:

    Featured Project

    This nice before-and-after project starts out with a tired old kitchen,
    and ends with a sparkly new one.

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