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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Painstakingly carved reproduction)

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

=> Video Pick

=> Featured Sawmill
(McConnell Millworks)

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

=> Industry News
(Enter for a chance to win Buyer Buck Vouchers at IWF


=> Featured Project

It took this craftsman 34 hours to carve a replica of a
120-year-old centerpiece for a wind-up music box. See
pictures of the project from start to finish at:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Even before they get dropped on the shop floor, tape
measures are unreliable. Calibrating your machinery
properly might work better than relying on any tape

Where's *your* bottleneck? In this article, finishers talk
about how to organize an efficient, high-volume cabinet
finishing operation.

Here are several approaches to cutting a large ellipse:
elegant jigs, slick pencil layout tricks, and sources for
paper or MDF templates.

Could this lumber be cut from one of the great dinosaurs -
an American chestnut tree? Not likely, but this discussion
explores the American and the Chinese chestnut, with
regard to wood appearance and blight resistance. 

This Forest Products Laboratory publication provides
authoritative kiln schedules for 500 different domestic
and foreign wood species.

Here's a fully illustrated, step-by-step how-to on laying
out and assembling handrails for spiral stairs.


=> Video Pick

EasyCoper features two crown moulding videos demonstrating
how to cut a left and right side cope. To view the videos,
click on the link below and scroll down to EasyCoper's
video link:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

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=> Featured Sawmill

McConnell Millworks of Otto, NC, is a custom sawmill and
millwork business specializing in "character" and
reclaimed woods. See their mill and finished product at:


=> Hot Threads

The spotlight is on the Architectural Woodworking Forum
this round... and it's getting hot over there! We've got
steaming, drying, and sagging all covered...

The handrail for a meandering staircase poses some
steambending issues. Join in this in-depth discussion on
curves, laminates, and more:

Why are these red oak newel posts cracking? It's something
in the air, says the Wood Doc. Find out what:

Long-span plywood shelves threaten to sag under load, so
torsion box construction is under consideration in this


=> Industry News

Come to IWF 2008 and enter for a chance to win one of 42
IWF Buyer Buck vouchers, totaling $105,000 in prizes,
which may be used toward the purchase of products from
exhibitors at IWF 2008! 

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