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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop
(Sebo Woodwork, Inc.)

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

=> Industry News
(Vacuum Hoist Lifter Lets One Person Stack Long Boxes)

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

=> Featured Project
(Reclaimed white oak staircase)


=> Featured Shop

Sebo Woodwork, Inc. has grown steadily over the three
years it's been open - from only four employees to over
twenty. View before (2004) and after (2007) photos of 
the shop floor to see how things have changed for this
custom cabinet business. Be patient if you have a slower
connection - images may take a little while to load.
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


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=> Hot Threads

A request for recommendations on the finest planer on the
planet has sparked a quality discussion. If you're
interested in the details of planer choices, join 
in - either to contribute or to learn.

A round, curved stair rail presents a challenge at the
Architectural Woodworking Forum. An efficient method of
calculating the curve is sought. See if you think the
theory presented will work:

This thread tackles the grey area where lumber grading and
liability issues overlap. Professor Gene Wengert and others
clear up some of the confusion:

The future owner of a CNC router has a few pre-purchase
questions. Lend a little advice on production of solid
MDF doors to get him started off on the right track:


=> Industry News

A fully integrated, ergonomic vacuum hoist lifter that
lets one person precisely position porous loads such
as boxes on and off pallets, skids, and shelves is 
being introduced by Anver Corporation of Hudson,


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

One tradesman's stylish special feature may spell trouble
for the next man on the job. In this case, we're talking
bullnose corners in new drywall. With that smooth radius,
this trim carpenter who must install the baseboard finds
himself facing the old square-peg-round-hole dilemma...

Tempted by the idea of letting a power feeder handle the
hard work when ripping lumber on your tablesaw? Read these
details on how to set the feeder up so things run smoothly.

Though the percentage of material lost during moulder
production may seem small, these numbers actually figure
significantly in overall yield and cost. This article
from the Cooperative Extension Service of the
University of Kentucky may help you improve your rough
mill yield.

If you want to make educated decisions on the best ways to
work with wood, you'll need a solid understanding of wood
anatomy first. This second offering from the University of
Kentucky provides an introduction to wood anatomy
characteristics common to softwoods and hardwoods.

Business is blossoming and you're ready for extra space
and more powerful machines... But have you got the juice?
Determining whether or not your electric service is
sufficient for expansion can be tricky. If you end up
underpowered, you could be choosing between firing up the
CNC router or the shop coffeemaker in the morning...

If you found that last article on power supply to be
enlightening, you'll find this next one truly
electrifying... Learn about alternatives to the exorbitantly 
expensive installation of 3 phase power.


=> Featured Project

The creator of this white oak staircase calls it a labor
of love and a pride to all who worked on it. You'll see
why when you view the pictures, in which the white oak
staircase - built from reclaimed barn wood - is shown
from start of installation to finished product.
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)

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