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Since most business owners have closed out the books for 2012 by
now, we'd like to know: how did your business fare in 2012? And how
do you think business will be in 2013? Your vote will be added to the
Poll, and current results will be displayed immediately after voting. You
may return and view results at any time by clicking the "Vote Now and
View Results" link. After the poll has run its course, we plan to compare
the results with a previous "How's Business" poll we ran for 2010.

Shop Built Equipment Forum Feature

Improvements to this 1942 Sears Atlas table saw include an extended
fence and a tidy new deck table. The owner is quite pleased...

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Hot Threads

Edgebander Selection 101 is the crash course being offered in this
discussion at the Business Forum. Educate yourself on the available
machinery before making a decision...

What's the best cut to show off walnut's grain? Opinions are expressed,
and the Wood Doc sets some misconceptions straight.

This shop's current process for ripping narrow strip laminations is messy
and wasteful. Can you help develop a tidier, more efficient method?

These days, customers may expect or prefer to pay by credit card. If you're
going to offer the option, make sure you cover the additional cost.

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

Custom Built Rustic Tables

Crone's Custom Woodworking

Keystone Kitchen & Bath

Covenant Millwork Inc.

Web Marketing 101

This article provides a set of steps to use for any/every image you place on
your site. It also outlines the reasons this is essential these days.
Developing Image Search Optimization

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:

A finisher struggles with glazing applied over waterbased paints. Problem?
The glaze sets up too fast.

A stable oak bar top that won't cup, warp, delaminate or otherwise wreck
itself is under construction... Woodworkers discuss the options, including
butcher block and strip flooring.

If refacing isn't cheaper than replacement, it might still have advantages
for the customer that make it a sellable option.

Finding the carving software is the easy part. Understanding its power and
its limitations takes time.

A finisher wants advice on how to successfully wax a finished conference
table, but what he gets is mostly advice on how to apply a rubbed-out finish
that won't need to be waxed at all.

Another good discussion on a typical learning experience: a table top is
restrained on one face from moving in service, and instead the wood cups.

Featured Forum Technical Advisor

Brian Personett is Plant Manager for Crown Supply Co., Inc., in Seymour,
Indiana. He started his career in 1983 working mainly in countertops, and in
1985 began working on Crown's new line of cabinets. Brian is responsible for
keeping all the casework flowing through the shop. Away from work, Brian
enjoys officiating high school football, fishing, and being involved in his
children's numerous activities and sports. Visit the CNC Forum at:

Video Pick

Timesavers Inc. features a video on their portable widebelt SpeedSander in
25, 37 and 43".
To view the video, click on the link below and scroll down to
Timesaver's video link:

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Shop Pet Poll?

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

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