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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop
(The Wood Shed)

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

=> Video Pick

=> Industry News
(Starrett introduces "5-In-1" combination protractor)

=> New Product Directory Category
(Moulding and Millwork: Flooring)

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

=> Featured Project
(Walnut and macassar ebony office)


=> Featured Shop

What can one man do with 1,100 square feet? Produce a very
professional product, it turns out. Peruse photos of the
shop floor - where every inch is in use - and then admire
the furniture and built-ins created in the space.
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


=> Hot Threads

The boss has set a challenge: he'd like his cabinetmaking
department to be able to turn out a finished kitchen in 1
or 2 weeks. One employee hopes he and his co-worker can
accomplish this, and is looking for advice. Have you ever
had a revelation that led to dramatically increased
efficiency? Share details at:

Does your dust collection system leave a ringing in your
ears? Learn about deadening the noise level, or post
details about your own shop's methods of keeping your dust
collection system quiet:

Staining maple may be a much-discussed topic, but this
thread at the Finishing Forum brings up some fresh ideas.
There's more than one means to a successful end:

The back of this peninsula will be covered with plywood
panels. The challenge for the installer will come in where
the panels meet, and how to achieve an acceptable joint in
the field. Tips on seam fit and alignment are being shared


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Accurate Technology:

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and Clearance/Close-Out specials at
on ProScale Digital measuring system products.

Exciting new Consumer products can be found at


=> Video Pick

Accu-Router, Inc. offers assorted videos related to CNC 3
and 5 Axis Routers for Wood, Composites, Plastics, and
Aluminum. To view the videos, click on the link below,
then click on Accu-Router's "CNC Router Videos."


=> Industry News

The L.S. Starrett Company, a leader in precision measuring
hand tools and inventor of the combination square, has now
introduced a unique combination tool for angle work. The
new ProSite CP505A-12 Combination Protractor provides
fast, direct readings for: miter cuts, single cuts,
compound cuts (with conversions for cutting crown
molding), exact angle/supplemental angles and roof pitch


=> New Product Directory Category

Next time a sourcing question comes up regarding flooring
materials, stop in at WOODWEB's Product Directory to
browse our new "Moulding and Millwork: Flooring" category:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

Web highlights:
* Video Demos Online
* Machine Specifications
* 24 Hour Parts and Service
* User Testimonials



=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The ever-popular topic of pricing cabinetry is
well-covered in this article. Experienced pros agree there
is no magic formula, but there is a reliable method that
can be used to develop your own pricing system when you're
just starting out.

Chomping at the bit to slap some money down on a spiffy
new CNC? One forum participant urges you to just hold your
horses, pal. Although this super-capable piece of
equipment may be a sound investment, it's important to
consider the expenses you'll encounter beyond initial

Machining matching male and female ellipses proves to be a
puzzling task. This article discusses the process, from

It's time to burst the bubble on this laminate job gone
bad. How do you fix a small delaminated patch, without
replacing the whole countertop? Ideas abound:

Could an old furnace squirrel cage blower be the first
component of a shop-made downdraft sanding table? Find out
the answer here:

Carpenter bees ... regardless of whether you're intrigued
or infuriated by their destructive ways, you're likely
curious about these powerful little wood-borers. Learn
about their lives:


=> Featured Project

An impressive walnut and macassar ebony office is on view
at the Project Gallery. The millwork is stunning, as are
the fishes (the finishes are nice, too):
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)

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