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In this issue:

=> Featured Project & Shop
(Motorre Design Millwork's exotic timber frames)

=> Knowledge Base Highlights
(The latest additions to this growing resource)

=> Value Added Wood Processing Forum Technical Advisor
(Stephen M. Bratkovich)

=> Hot Threads
(A sampling of current forum discussions)

=> Industry News
(Bill Rankin to head up sales, service at Wadkin North


=> Featured Project & Shop

An exotic take on traditional timber frame comes to life
right here. One company built and installed the tigerwood
and ebony timbers, stress skin panels, exterior windows
and doors, carriage garage doors, and extensive interior
millwork for this model home.
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)

Sound impressive? Take a virtual tour of the 6,000 square
foot shop where it all started, Motorre Design Millwork,
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Some heads are shaking while others are nodding on the
subject of using a planer to resurface old painted floor
boards... It's the naysayers versus the yea-sayers, each
presenting their case.

Efficient and inexpensive, accurate and flexible... These
are the required characteristics for a shaper cutter
height-setting system. Recommendations can be found here:

When you're cranking miles of material through the
moulder, tallying lumber can become worse than
inconvenient... Here's how some shops deal with
counting and producing at the same time:

What's good for the tree trunk may not be so good for the
sawyer. History's (concrete) patch jobs come back to haunt
those who wield the chainsaw...

With a tarp and a bit of ingenuity, this shop owner has
constructed a dust collection system alternative to a


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=> Value Added Wood Processing Forum Technical Advisor

Stephen M. Bratkovich is currently employed as a Forest
Products Specialist with the USDA Forest Service,
Northeastern Area, State &  Private Forestry, St. Paul,
Minnesota. Current job duties include providing technical
assistance to State forestry agencies, non-profit 
organizations, private industries and other clientele in
the subject areas of forest products marketing and
utilization. Bratkovich has a Bachelor of Science degree
from Penn State University and graduate degrees from the
University of New Hampshire and The Ohio State 
University. Visit the Value Added Wood Processing Forum


=> Hot Threads

This cabinetmaker and his client agreed on standard 12"
uppers for a custom kitchen. Problem is, it seems
"standard" is debatable... Should that 12" measurement
refer to the exterior or interior of the cabinets?

A piece of the pie is missing in this project... The newel
cap has been turned, but a pie shaped wedge must be cut
from the cap in order to receive the handrail. How do you
accomplish this in your shop?

Too short, too brittle, too expensive... In the huge
selection of screws available for installing cabinets,
it can be tough to find just the right one. Share your
choices here:

The puzzle pieces: tempered glass, decorative glass, a
curved apron, and a fully visible frame. The project:
a round table. Can you help arrange these items into a
successful design and construction plan?


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=> Industry News

Bill Rankin will take over Wadkin North America's Sales &
Service Departments starting in March of 2007. Rankin has
nearly twenty years experience in the woodworking industry
and comes on-board to help streamline their logistical
operations and benefit Wadkin customers by having access
to a larger technical staff.

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