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Featured Project

Your secrets will be safe in this truly unique chest, which
unlocks with an egg... if you can figure out how.

Hot Threads

When a client requests that measurements be converted
from metric to imperial, a larger question is raised about
which measurement system should be used in the
shop... and beyond.

The finish on these kitchen cabinets is experiencing
problems: what appear to be voids in the stain, and
reappearing glue lines. Are fingerprints the cause, or is
some other anomaly wreaking havoc?

Laser levels are a great tool when they work correctly.
See how an out of level problem and frustrating product
return spurred this kitchen installer to garner opinions
about other brands. Informative advice is shared including
mention of the ever-steady water level.

Attaching finished panels without exposed fasteners is the
topic of discussion regarding this bar unit. Some handy
advice follows.

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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    Featured Member Profile
    From a background in traditional wooden boatbuilding,
    Trapper Haskins has developed a business in custom
    furniture and architectural woodwork crafted from reclaimed
    lumber. Learn more about Trapper's present and past at his
    member profile and website:

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

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    Need advice on choosing the right edgebander for your
    volume and style of production? Start reading...

    Here's a nice exercise in cabinet design: Would you
    choose cabinet sizes for symmetrical appearance, even
    though it would mean special hardware to make a trash
    pull-out work?

    This discussion on router spindle control presents the
    reasons to use conventional or climb cutting paths.

    Various ways to accurately and rapidly attach drawer fronts
    when installing cabinets are presented here. You should be
    able to achieve tight tolerances on the first try, and move
    on down the line...

    An installer decides not to show up for a job as promised
    because the contractor hasn't paid for the last two jobs. Is
    he being too radical? Sound advice yields successful
    results when it comes time to get paid.

    The group agrees that a spindle sander is a bad idea for
    sanding door edges; instead, here are tips on edge sanders.

    Featured Sawmill

    Roque Valente SRL is a Bolivian sawmill specializing in ipe
    products. Check out their site, equipment, and rather difficult
    road conditions at the Sawmill Gallery:

    Industry News

    Keystone introduces their RTA Cabinets featuring the
    revolutionary CABINOTCH Cabinet Box System. The
    patented Cabinotch Joint is a wood-to-wood locking glue
    joint that creates a truly square, solid cabinet box. They
    assemble in minutes and each box is made from 100%
    North American Plywood. Learn more 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


    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Freeport Finishing, Inc.

    National Woodwork

    Kline Cabinetry

    Master Mould Company

    Video Pick

    Beaver Tools features assorted manufacturer tool videos,
    including Bosch, Litheon, Festool, Kreg, Sawtrax and
    Virutex. To view the videos, click on the link below and
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