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Featured Shop

Jerry Hillenburg started his career at an early age, and managed to retire at
50. Here's a great overview of his shop, which he's kept around, for the fun of it.

Shop Pet Poll

Have you added your furry friend to the tally in WOODWEB's first-ever
Shop Pet Poll?

After voting, we hope you'll add a picture of your pet here:

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

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

Hot Threads

As demand for PVC edgebanded counters increases, adhesion failures on
radius corners and L-shapes are forcing this shop to reexamine their

Can you help tone down the red hue in this table top? The goal is to even
out the appearance, without muddying the grain.

As a business owner, do you work alongside your employees on the
shop floor? If so, how do you keep your cool and prevent yourself from
micromanaging every aspect of the day's work?

In development of a production cabinetry line, this shop seeks quality
joints that are efficient to produce. Input on the best methods is requested.

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

Mustang Woodworks

Michigan Scenic Studio

A Better Closet

Allkind Joinery & Glass

Web Marketing 101

Here's an interesting look at why page titles and descriptions are so
important to building your organic website traffic.
Crafting Your Ad For Google Organic

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Knowledge Base Highlights

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

Building your own CNC machine? It may not be top-end, but you’ll learn
a lot in the process.

On wide boards, sawing too close to the pith can cause sideways bending
in drying. Here are some ways to avoid this.

The Wood Doc combines science with poetry in this memorable lesson on
winter and summer tree sap behavior.

Complex glued assemblies have trouble in outdoor exposures. This
discussion takes a look at that, and at the difference in performance
among various tropical hardwoods.

If a downed tree (in this case walnut) sits in a wet area for a while, what
are the chances of getting some decent lumber?

Here's a long discussion about how warm (or cool) to keep a shop, whether
to turn the heat down at night and over the weekend, and the effect on costs,
productivity, and quality of different practices.

Featured Forum Technical Advisor

Jeff Pitcher is vice-president of CP Industries in Clifton, NJ. CP is a
manufacturer and distributor of wood adhesives in the Northeast. Although
he was born into a family that was active in the adhesives industry, he
entered the publishing industry after his graduation from the University of
Kansas. After spending several years with Putnam Publishing and Random
House, Jeff rejoined the adhesives business in 1995 as marketing director for
Custom-Pak Adhesives in Newark, OH. A few years ago he moved to New
Jersey to run the operation there. Visit the Adhesives Forum at:

Video Pick

TigerStop features a video showcasing the TigerSaw’s fully automatic
option for extrusion cutting.
To view the video, click on the link below
and scroll down to TigerStop's video links:

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