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CAD Poll

Do you use CAD? If so, how ... 3D presentation drawings?
Screen-to-machine? Let us know by participating in
WOODWEB's 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 Now and View Results"
link at the bottom of the poll.

Little Wizard II Giveaway

Quite a few entries have been made in our metal detector
giveaway, and in the next week we'll be sending out six
Little Wizard II Planer and Jointer Savers.

It's not too late to enter! Just take a few photos of a jig, rig or
shop machine you've built, and post them, 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:

Featured Project

A furnituremaker breathed new life into some scraps of exotic
pallet wood in this project. Read about the interesting species
and techniques used to construct a one-of-a-kind sofa table.

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


Hot Threads

Jointing door stock twice may be efficient from a woodworking
perspective, but it's inefficient from a business perspective.
Cabinetmakers share their thoughts...

Dye stain blotching can be quite a hassle. A finisher presents his
schedule and receives a number of tips to help him avoid this
problem in the future.

Checking moisture content before and after planing sounds fairly
straightforward. Not so much in this discussion. Find out why, and
get some advice from the Wood Doc.

In-house tool sharpening is it cost effective for CNC shops?
Pros discuss their processes and share sharpening tips.

Featured Member Profile

Ralph Hahn is the general manager of Canus Construction, Inc., which
specializes in architectural millwork and metalwork projects, and
serves any location in North America. Learn more about the company
at Hahn's member profile and website:

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Knowledge Base Highlights

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The customer wants cabinet doors with hidden hardware and positive latching
action. Here are some options for pairing latches and hinges that won't work
against each other.

If you're using a chainsaw to rip logs into rough thicknesses, you need
to maintain your machine well. Here's some detailed, specialized advice
on chain selection, tooth grinding and sharpening for this situation.

Jatoba, a tropical hardwood, is dense, heavy, and beautiful, but
prone to movement and hard on tools...

In a specialized air-drying situation, a woodworker puzzles over
how to deal with surface fungus growth.

Credit cards, controversial? They are in this rather spirited
discussion about whether a cabinet shop should accept them
as payment.

This article on vacuum pumps includes a nice explanation of the
principles of vacuum pressure, and some tips on ganging
multiple pumps to the same hold-down table.

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:

    Don's Fine Woodworking

    Leonard Cabinet Company

    Jasinski Custom Furniture

    J.R Signature Creations

    Video Pick

    Speed Sander features a demo video of the Speedsander widebelt
    in action. To view the video, click on the link below and scroll down
    to Speed Sander's video link:

    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.

    Featured Sawmill

    Kentucky Forest Products started out as a post mill, and has
    added guardrail material, cabin timbers, and lumber to their
    product offerings. See the pole peeler, the Morgan band log
    saw, and more at:

    Shop Built Equipment Forum Feature

    This shop-built router table is a souped up version of the plan
    in a wood magazine. It's shiny, solid, and - according to its
    builder - pretty darn sweet.

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