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In this issue:
=> Featured Project
(Mission-style media cabinet)
=> Knowledge Base Highlights
(The latest additions to this growing resource)
=> Video Pick
(KCDw software)
=> Hot Threads
(A sampling of current forum discussions)
=> Featured Shop
(Majestic Medallions)
=> Dust Collection, Safety and Plant Operation Forum
Technical Advisor
(Curt Corum)
=> Featured Project
This Mission-style media cabinet shrouds a modern interior
in the illusion of history...
=> Knowledge Base Highlights
"Last-Ditch Business Survival Tactics" is the title of
this article. When your back is to the wall, it's time to
take radical measures. Here's some advice for a contractor
who's backed up against it.
This shop keeps cranking out more and more kitchens. It's
time to hire a new employee to keep up with production,
but for which aspect of the business - office, or shop
floor? A shop owner gets advice on expanding his
production volume while integrating some complex new
software into his workflow.
Need a custom-sized vacuum bag? Make your own! Here's how.
This discussion of pressure-pot, airless, and air-assisted
gun choices focuses on which rig is best for applying
different types of finish formulas.
In the interest of doing the job once and for all, a
woodworker seeks a rot-resistant material for exterior
porch column plinths.
The secrets to success are laid out here for the
construction of mitered solid-wood countertops. Learn how
to make a long lasting bar-top that will stay intact.
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
=> Video Pick
KCDw features a video demoing custom software for
professionals in the cabinet, closet and CNC industry. To
view the video, click on the link below and scroll down to
KCDw's video link:
=> Hot Threads
A wall paneling project raises some design questions for
this builder. Help him out with answers on attachment and
aesthetic issues.
If you've ever built your own band mill components, or
you've got strong opinions on why not to, this thread is
for you. Specifically, bearings, wheels and tires are
under review:
A discussion at the CNC Forum tackles machining both sides
of a panel. Jump in with your advice on setting this
operation up on a flat table machine, or sign on to find
out how to improve your efficiency:
Installing cabinet doors on-site is aggravating a
cabinetmaker's arthritis. Save his shoulder with your
advice on ergonomic, one-man clamping techniques.
=> Featured Shop
You may have seen the impressive inlay work from Majestic
Medallions at the Project Gallery. Now, learn about this
one-man shop, and see the basic power equipment used to
make compass roses, floor and ceiling inlays, and more.
=> Dust Collection, Safety and Plant Operation Forum
Technical Advisor
Curt Corum is the technical sales manager for Air Handling
Systems. He has delivered problem-solving solutions to
small shops as well as major corporations. Curt served as
technical advisor for the installation of dust collection
systems for TV shows "The New Yankee Workshop" and "This
Old House." Curt has authored, co-authored and served as
technical advisor for articles published in leading wood
industry magazines. He developed an extensive seminar on
woodworking dust control, which he has presented at the
Mid-Atlantic Woodworking Show and New England Expo. Visit
the Dust collection Forum at:
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