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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop
(Furniture Concepts Ltd.)

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

=> Industry News
(New Mobile Dust Extractor from FESTOOL USA)

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

=> Featured Project
(Mahogany table restored and refinished)

=> Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum Technical
(Gary Katz)


=> Featured Shop

Furniture Concepts Ltd. is an architectural millwork
company located in Phoenix, AZ. Take a virtual tour of
their 21,000 square foot shop, and see a few of their 25
employees at work:
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Just what does it take to make a sawyer weak-kneed? For
some, it's as simple as a natural edge left on a wide,
knotty board. It's the character of flitch-sawn lumber
versus the quality standards of grade-sawn, in this

All it took was a simple shop-made sled and some sound
advice to turn this door producer's frown upside down...
From splintered stiles to smooth sawing, here's how the
problem was fixed:

As flat veneer doors come into style in modern kitchens,
this cabinetmaker seeks a way to sand smarter, rather than
harder. Is a drum sander the machine for the job?

The face frame versus frameless discussion is revisited
here, this time with the emphasis on comparing in-shop
construction time with on-site installation time. Labor
savings for the two styles of cabinetry, it appears, can
cancel each other out.

Large sheets of laminate can become extra unwieldy when
they must be cut on the job site. Here's how a few pros
achieve clean edges, and still make good time.

Nothing shows off the character of oak's grain better than
the flat plane of a tabletop... But only, of course, if
that plane is indeed *flat*. Board width and grain
orientation as they relate to wood stability are discussed


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=> Industry News

FESTOOL USA announces the availability of a new CT Mobile
Dust Extractor, the CT MIDI, which was specifically
designed with the installer in mind. The CT MIDI is ideal
for anyone who requires the suction capacity of a much
larger dust extractor but who also has the need for a
lightweight and compact unit. The CT MIDI is perfect for
both the jobsite and workshop and is available as of May 1
at all FESTOOL dealers.


=> Hot Threads

Burning hot pans, razor sharp knives, slippery spills...
Any number of accidents can befall a cook in the kitchen.
But an entire island tipping over, the granite countertop
crashing down, the client's foot broken in the tumble...?
The scenario sounds suspect to this cabinetmaker. Is he

This shop's shaper has just been set up to groove S4S, but
tearout is bogging production down. How to get better
quality without sacrificing speed?

If you're interested in troubleshooting problems before
they arise, this unique kitchen design is for you.
Cantilevered cabinets must support a glass countertop that
will be lit from below.

A 20" planer with a single-speed feet rate is just
spitting out stock too darn fast, and tearing out along
the way. Could changing the pulley size for the
infeed/outfeed roller be the answer to this woodworker's


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=> Featured Project

An antique mahogany telephone table goes through a major
transformation at the Project Gallery. See the before and
after - and review the finish schedule - right here:
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum Technical

Gary Katz is a licensed general contractor based in
California. For more than 30 years, he has specialized in
finish carpentry working on a wide range of projects from
tract housing to expansive custom homes, and from office
tenant improvement to schools and hospitals. Author of two
books, over sixty articles in Fine Homebuilding and JLC,
and a DVD series, Mastering Finish Carpentry, Gary
currently demonstrates finish carpentry techniques at
national trade shows and local lumberyards through the
country. Visit the Cabinet and Millwork Installation

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