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Featured Project

Learn how this one-of-a-kind King Neptune door came to be through
CAD modeling, CNC machining, hand carving... and more.

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Hot Threads

This shop has a plan for making some concave and convex doors
and drawer fronts, but are running their ideas by the great minds of the
Architectural Woodworking Forum first. Help troubleshoot the process:

After following the proper drying schedule for cherry, this lumber
emerged from the kiln with hairline cracks. What gives? The Wood
Doc has some ideas.

A shaper equipped with sharp, clean cutters is still producing cope and
stick tearout. Is the solution in new technique, or new tooling?

Offering a lifetime warranty seems like smart marketing to this
furniture maker. Other pros play the devil's advocate...

Shop Built Equipment Feature

A digital outboard fence for the shaper - made mostly of used parts
from eBay - is detailed here. Check it out, then consider adding your
own custom built creation to the new Shop Built Equipment Forum.

Featured Member Profile

Richard Lach's business, Timeless Arts Furniture Refinishing,
specializes in restoring wooden furniture. Explore their work
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    Knowledge Base Highlights

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    Practical tips on climb cutting door parts are served up here... along with a
    nice, strong cup of caution...

    Speeding up inset door production - while maintaining accuracy - is the
    name of the game. Thoughts on how to tool up for accurate cutting and
    minimal edge sanding are presented.

    Should a moulding mill bring sawmill operations in-house? This
    detailed and authoritative examination explores the potential pros
    and cons.

    Here's a cold look at the hard numbers for furniture building.
    Between rock-bottom overseas competition at the low end, and
    popular established competitors at the high end, it's hard for a
    small shop to find a profitable niche.

    For accuracy and consistency with multiple small parts, what's
    practical and economical: a belt sander, a planer, or a fly-cutter
    on the CNC?

    Waterborne finishes will skin over with even a short pause in the
    action. Use this advice for keeping your spraygun tip clean.

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    Woodworkers' Favorite Quotes

    "Deadlines... I love the whooshing noise they make as they go past..."

    "Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and
    I'll understand."

    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:

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Just Killen Time Woodwork

    Willow Ridge Woodworks

    Whittington Gallery

    This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by WMS:

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    Video Pick

    Her-Saf presents assorted panel router videos including a template
    system, depth control feature, eccentric nut material thickness
    adjustment, and lock clamp. To view the videos, click on the link
    below and scroll down to Her-Saf's video link:

    Lumber Buying Guides Updated

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

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