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What Wood Species is Most Popular?

What wood species is most often requested by your customers?
And what species do you prefer to work with? Let us know by
participating in our latest poll.

The current results for the poll will be displayed immediately
after voting, and you may return and view results at any time by
clicking the "Vote & View Results" link at the bottom of the poll.

Shop Built Equipment Feature

A shop-built tenon cutter for the tablesaw is well detailed here with
pictures and videos.

Visit the new Shop Built Equipment Forum, and share your own jigs
and rigs, shop built equipment, storage tips, and time saving tricks:

Hot Threads

How can an air makeup system in a spray booth warm air
that is constantly being exhausted? Forum contributors

The trial run for a parbuckling rig is documented in a new
video in this thread on sawmill service trucks. Don't miss all
the other great custom setups while you're there...

When a job calls for especially expensive materials, is your
markup on them the same? Here's a discussion on how this
might or might not affect your normal selling price calculation.

A special project for a veterinarian's office involves heated
solid surface counters. If you have experience with this
application - or ideas on how to make it successful - join in:

Apps for recording field measurements with an iPad are
under review at the Business Forum. Used one you like?
Tell us about it.

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

    LaRue Woodworking specializes in custom cabinetry, furniture,
    and restoration. Check out pictures of William's work on his website.

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Dye stains or gel stains (or a combination of both) can
    produce good results on blotchy woods and detailed profiles.
    Here's an in-depth discussion of product choices and application

    This cumbersome dust collection hookup under a tablesaw
    needs a redesign. Here are some ideas for rigging a hose
    fitting and a funnel to the base of the saw for effective capture of

    Another discussion of using dowels for precise alignment, plus
    Confirmat screws for quick, no-clamp assembly. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Dowel_and_Confirmat_Combination.html

    What programs could handle the drawing and machine control
    requirements for reproducing an intricate, highly decorated,
    hand-carved piece of custom furniture?

    Beaded face frame joinery could be a CNC deal, a table-saw
    and jig deal, or a hand chisel and shooting block deal. Here's
    the debate.

    Got a CAD dimension problem mysterious enough to stump a
    bunch of pros? You might want to call in your 16-year-old
    daughter to save the day (and the design).

    Woodworkers' Favorite Quotes

    "Samples are like safety glasses. They protect you from what you
    don't see coming!"

    "When in doubt, throw it out. We do our best and caulk the rest."

    Woodworkers are sharing their favorite inspirational and
    entertaining quotes at the Business Forum. Join in with
    your own "shopisms" at:

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    Video Pick

    ETemplate Digital Measuring features a video illustrating
    the photo processing and versatility of ETemplate Photo 3D Digital
    measuring capabilities. To view the video, click on the link below and
    scroll down to ETemplate's video link:

    Featured Project

    There's more to this paneled maple sideboard than it seems at first
    glance. Watch the video to see the TV rise up out of the top, like

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