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Shop Built Equipment Forum Feature

This set of shop-built cabinet jacks makes installation so easy, the builder
says, it feels like cheating.

Featured Project

Ever wonder what Carpathian elm burl looks like? Maybe not, but it's worth
checking out, as showcased in this elegant little buffet:

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Hot Threads

When cutting glue line rips on a straight line rip saw, are hollow glue joints
superior to straight joints? Pros consider...

Questions arise on constructing curved beams for a ceiling: first, is it a
bad idea to provide a client with structural members? And if not... jointed
construction, bent laminations, or...?

In taking durability, ease of repair, and ease of application into consideration,
which finish is the best choice for kitchen cabinets? Add your input on
pre-cat lacquers and conversion varnishes here:

A twisted wall makes for a wacky cabinet installation, unless you account
for the unevenness. Here's a host of how-tos - from using special hanging
hardware, to a ball of string, to a laser.

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

Smith Custom Woodworking Inc.

The Art Of Woodworking

Coomer's Custom Cabinets

Historic Flooring

Featured Shop

Take a virtual tour of Jarrett Maxwell's one-man, Oklahoma City shop, and
read about his path to furniture design and construction, by way of a
masters in music:

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

Knowledge Base Highlights

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

Cabinetmakers discuss the idea of using a tiered pricing model to reflect
volume, complexity, and customization of the job.

How do you keep an office computer, home computer, and smart phone
synchronized, backed up, and secure?

Lacking software to automate the job, a CNC operator wrote the code for a
complex handrail job on a 5-axis CNC router himself. Here's an extended
discussion, with photos, including input from people who prefer the
automated route.

You should consult the granite supplier, but here are some support
methods for overhanging countertops that have worked in the past.

Here's another long discussion of the value of sliding table saws, and the
practical aspects of fitting one into a small shop footprint.

Sawmillers discuss the equipment they use to move logs and lumber around
the mill.

Video Pick

Fuji Spray features a video on its Mini-Mite 3X Model with 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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