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Featured Project

Bamboo lends itself to sleek, modern style in this kitchen, recently
featured by "Better Homes and Gardens."

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Hot Threads

Besides wood, what do woodworkers use a lot of? Electricity!
Running a shop - at least partially - on solar power is under
discussion... and debate:

A tangent handrail lesson is highlighted in these videos at the
Architectural Woodworking Forum. Don't miss out on the neat
angle drawing trick, too.

Employee incentive programs: got one that works? The Business
Forum is brainstorming...

Put your thinking cap on: this designer wants her furnituremaker's
bedroom set to resemble... rocks! Oh, don't groan - get creative.

Featured Member Profile

Steve Ferguson's business, Triumph Fine Cabinetry and Millwork, Inc.,
isn't afraid to take on the difficult and the unique... Explore his work
by visiting his member profile and website:

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This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Apex Auctions, Inc.:

Apex Auctions, Inc. are staging an online auction of woodworking
machinery on behalf of Haworth Inc. Over 300 lots will go under
the virtual hammer on July 21st at 2pm CDT.
More information

Knowledge Base Highlights

Sending a big, old urban tree to the landfill: crying shame, or cost
of doing business? One forum contributor writes with wisdom,
"The value of the wood is in direct proportion to your values."

Here's some advice on veneer pressing and adhesive choice, with
a thorough description of how to hammer veneer using hide glue.

A door manufacturer looking to work with distributors and
retailers seeks help. He needs to cover his production cost,
factor in multiple markups, and still come up with a realistic
list price.

Production choices for crafting complex custom railing shapes
are covered in this detailed article. Tooling options - from historical
to contemporary - are considered.

Here are half a dozen good ideas on how to wrap and seal long
stair stringers for vacuum bag veneering, so you don't have to
slide a long, heavy piece into a slender bag.

Why is this CNC repeatedly crashing? The conversation never gets
to the bottom of the problem, but it does shed a lot of light on
programming and mechanical issues with CNC control.

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

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

Web highlights:
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  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

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    Woodworkers' Favorite Quotes

    "If you haven't much education, you must use your brain."

    "The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half
    and put it back in your pocket."

    This collection of woodworkers' favorite inspirational and
    entertaining quotes at the Business Forum is ever-growing!
    If you haven't already added your own "shopisms," please do:

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    Video Pick

    Fuji Spray features a video on the Fuji Systems Mini-Mite 3X Model, with
    a powerful 3-stage turbine motor, metal turbine case and non-bleed
    spraygun with stainless steel components. To view the video, click on the
    link below and scroll down to Fuji's video link:

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