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In this issue:

=> Featured Sawmill
(Currituck Millworks)

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

=> Video Pick
(Doucet Machineries Inc.)

=> Featured Shop
(Hansen Woodwork)

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

=> Featured Project
(Spalted, bookmatched kitchen)

=> Industry News
(WEIMA America announced as official "Partner in
Recycling" for IWF 2008)


=> Featured Sawmill

A hobby became a career for Craig Eason in Elizabeth City,
NC. Take a short tour of Currituck Millworks, where  he
saws logs salvaged by his tree service.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Curious about Lyptus? Comments from those who've used it
range from "love the stuff" to "hate it!", but all seem to
have a rather *sharp* memory of the killer splinters...

Looking for craggy, scaly, rough and crackly? This article
on imitating an antique alligatored finish will set you
down the proper path.

If you think you're ready to take the dive into wood
flooring production, a second look at the required
equipment may cause you to pause...

An unconventional opening calls for a creative solution to
double up with folding doors... and maintain sag-free,
smooth operation:

This chair builder needs a durable, easy-to-repair finish
for the high-end restaurant job he's about to undertake.
Will a rubbed oil make the grade?

Like making a world-class cheese, spalting wood
intentionally is more art than science, and you may waste
some raw material learning how. Here's a detailed


=> Video Pick

Doucet Machineries Inc. hosts a slew of videos on multiple
spindle boring machines, door master and assembling
equipment, production and specialty end-matchers, return
conveyers and material handling, automatic crosscut saws,
clamp carriers and gluing systems. To view the videos,
click on the link below and scroll down to Doucet
Machineries' video links:


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C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

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* Video Demos Online
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* User Testimonials


=> Featured Shop

The hobby-turned-job theme continues with Hansen woodwork
of Columbia, SC. Dan Hansen specializes in custom
cabinetry, historic recreation, and more. Learn about how
his business developed, and view a few of this machines,


=> Hot Threads

Anxiety over heating fuel prices causing you to break out
in a cold sweat? Talk has turned to keeping cozy in the
wood shop this winter with the heat generated by burning
your own sawdust and scraps.

The success rate is not so good for these two-piece stile
and rail mats. How can a cabinetmaker increase his chances
of coming out with a flat, balanced product?

This CNC operator sure loves his machine... But his dust
collection hose has him hopping mad. Help him untangle
this mess... and his nerves!

If pre-cat is this finisher's dream, conversion varnish is
his nightmare. While the former sprays on smooth and
clean, the latter seems to attract debris like a magnet.
What's the deal?


=> Featured Project

This spalted, bookmatched maple and cherry kitchen makes a
masterpiece out of a set of functional cabinets. See all
the details - including the maker's mark - up close at:


=> Industry News

IWF show management in conjunction with GES and the
Georgia World Congress Center has teamed up with WEIMA
America, distributor of shredding and briquetting
equipment, to create the first ever partnership in
recycling. The goal of this project is to inform the
public of the importance of creating a clean environment
by recycling our waste materials. “IWF recognizes the
importance of moving forward down the “GREEN” road and we
want to take a leading role in becoming a more responsible
organization and tradeshow,” says Patrick LaFramboise,
President & CEO of IWF.

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