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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop
(Justin's Custom Woodworks, LLC)

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

=> Featured Sawmill
(Mesquite Valley Woodcrafts)

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

=> Industry News
(CSH Introduces Full Extension Ball Bearing Slides with

=> CNC Forum Technical Advisor
(Brian Personett lends his expertise)


=> Featured Shop

With just 450 square feet of space, this entrepreneurial
19 year old has established his first wood shop. Photos of
his setup show how the machines fit in like pieces of a
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


= Knowledge Base Highlights

When a top employee suddenly becomes a problem employee,
don't be caught off guard. This article explores a few
ways of solving the problem, from firing to talking it

In an age of outsourcing, it seems the one-man shop no
longer needs to buy expensive CNC equipment or hire extra
employees in order to ramp up production. Ordering up
parts - from doors to drawers to panels - is discussed

Are there only two options for a quality edgebanding
system: too slow, or too expensive? Low tech iron-on and
self-stick banding are compared to the relatively large
investment of an edgebander.

Finishing expert Ron Bryze covers catalyzed finishes -
from lacquers to conversion varnishes to polyurethanes and
beyond - in this in-depth article:

A "joint check" payment agreement sounds fishy to this
first-timer, but he doesn't want to pass up a profitable
commercial job. Should he stick to his own terms, or agree
to those of the contractor?

One man only has two hands, and that's where problems
arise at installation time. Helpers with strong backs can
make the cabinet moving much easier, but where to find
those helpers?


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=> Featured Sawmill

Another young wood professional shows that the next
generation is indeed stepping up to keep home-based
wood-related business alive. Check out the Mesquite Valley
Woodcrafts listing to view pictures of their sawmill and
solar kiln, and learn how their website has increased
(To create your own Sawmill Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> Hot Threads

The challenge: A set of bifold cabinet doors that, when
opened to reveal a flat screen TV, slide back to be
concealed by another door. The solution: Still working on
it... Share your ideas for combination bifold/pocket door
hardware at:

While most of the surface area on these frameless
carcasses is pre-finished ply, a small amount of finishing
is required on the face of the cabinets. How does your
frameless shop do a quick, tidy job of completing these

This successful furniture restoration business is ready to
grow, and hopes to branch out into new products with a CNC
machine. As one forum contributor notes, some small shops
are actually pulled out of the hole by CNC... while others
are pushed into it.

Questions about casework assembly always generate a wide
array of responses. This thread focuses on joinery for the
small shop. An ideal method - which does not sacrifice
efficiency *or* quality - is sought here.


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=> Industry News

Custom Service Hardware, a wholesale distributor to the
woodworking trade for over three decades, now stocks
Series 4060 full-extension ball bearing slides with a
push-rebound mechanism that is fully integrated in the
slide allowing easy installation. Learn more at:


=> CNC 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:

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