Home » Update Newsletter Archive What's New  |  Site Map 

In this issue:

Little Wizard II Giveaway

Become eligible for a FREE metal detecting Little Wizard II
Planer and Jointer Saver. Just take a photo of a jig, rig or shop
machine you've built, and post it, along with a description of
the process, at WOODWEB's Shop Built Equipment Forum.
Participants who post acceptable photos and descriptions will
receive a FREE Little Wizard II.

The Little Wizard II Jointer and Planer Saver is a portable,
hand-held metal detector designed specifically for woodworkers.
It helps detect small metal objects which can be buried inside
new or used lumber. For more information, visit:

Shop Built Equipment Forum Feature

After admiring a V-drum sander at a show, this shop owner went
home and made his own. Here's how:

Featured Project

A prize-winning wine cabinet showcases its maker's marquetry skills,
with grace:

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

Register now to attend the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo -
Canada's largest woodworking event. Pay only $10, a $20 savings.
WMS takes place Oct. 27-29 at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto.

Hot Threads

A no pay clause in a contract sounds confusing - and could be
very bad news for the subcontractor involved. You’ll be ready
to handle one after following this discussion.

Formulas for tapered columns may seem like a lot to wrap your
head around. Ease your confusion at:

Winter, spring, summer, fall – is there a preferred time to cut trees?
It’s a good question, and some helpful answers follow, including
advice from the Wood Doc.

A novice veneer applicator got two lessons in one job - how much
glue is too much, and when to call it quits with the sanding (earlier
next time!). Pros add to the learning experience with advice on proper
veneer application and staining.

Featured Member Profile

John Barber of First Cut Custom Woodworks produces molding and
millwork of all types. Learn about his business by visiting his
member profile and website:

Becoming a member at WOODWEB is free, easy, and offers many
benefits. At your personal Control Panel, you can:
- Create a Member Profile.
- Receive notifications of new posts at your favorite Forums and Exchanges.
- Access a list of your current posts at the Forums and Exchanges.
- Create a list of links to your favorite pages at WOODWEB.
- Use Forum and Exchange post forms that are automatically filled in with
your information.

Sign up and become a member at:

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

RouterCAD announces 3 great new products!

RouterCAM Express - gives you the ability to shape parts
and generate g-code and nesting. $995.00

Cabinets to Go - order entry program with RouterCAM for
nesting and g-code generation. $2995.00

AutoCabinets CNC Express - gives you the ability to design
cabinets, lay out a room, cutlisting and RouterCAM for g-code
and nesting. $3995.00


Knowledge Base Highlights

See a complete list of the most recent additions to our Knowledge Base at:

Ideas are presented here on a shop setup that involves moving the workpiece
from station to station, rather than moving pieces and tools onto and off of a
single work bench.

Here's some advice on getting into knife grinding, for mid-job touch-up
sharpening or for custom profiles, without an excessive investment in time
or money.

Here's an in-depth look at the fundamentals of toning for a first-time finisher.

Short-radius curved mouldings are tricky to run on a moulder (a CNC or lathe
works better). It can be done, though — here are photos and advice.

The estimated yield using one or another log scale may differ from the actual
board footage of lumber sawn, for a variety of reasons. Here's a close look at
how different scales, logs, and saws affect the yield, price, and profit.

Certain old-style lathes can make square turned posts easily, but some
complex designs are only achievable on a CNC.

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:
  • Video Demos Online
  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

  • www.cronsrud.com

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Three J Display & Woodworking

    Madera Fine Decorative Furnishings

    The Loftmen

    Momentum Woodworks

    Video Pick

    Specialtytools.com features All About Tools Live video demos on topics
    such as sanders, routers, laminate tools, clamps, seam cutting and pulling,
    abrasives and polishing, and more. To view the videos, click on the link
    below and scroll down to Specialty Tool's video link:

    Shop Gallery Interview

    John Wiggers, a furniture designer and builder in Canada, ships his work
    worldwide. Read about John's beginnings and how his business has
    developed in this interview, recently conducted by WOODWEB's
    Brett Hagstrom:

    To UN-subscribe, change your address, or contact WOODWEB, follow the
    instructions at the end of this message. Replies to this Update mailing will
    not reach WOODWEB.

    Find out how to promote your company on the Web. If you're a supplier to
    the wood industry, visit WOODWEB's Media Kit:

    If you're a woodworking professional, visit the Woodworker's Directory:

    View past WOODWEB Updates at:

    The WOODWEB Update is Copyright (c) WOODWEB, Inc. 2011