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The WOODWEB Update - #247
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Knowledge Base Highlights (The latest additions to this growing resource)
Video Pick (Beaver Tools)
Hot Threads (A sampling of current forum discussions)
Industry News (A new tomorrow for 2010 Woodworking Industry Conference attendees)
Recent Addition to the Woodworkers Directory (Create your free web page today)
Starting as a supplement to a dairy farm and now shipping lumber around
the world, the Frank Thomas sawmill has evolved in many ways. Read about
its extensive family history and more here:
Knowledge Base Highlights
For large, bulky curved laminations, keeping the form outside the vacuum
bag simplifies the process. Here's how...
Where strength and rot resistance are needed, black locust stands out.
This long discussion explores locust as a utility wood.
Here are a few opinions on why tempered is the glass of choice for the
prudent cabinetmaker, and an explanation of how glass is tempered.
Learning the rules about worker classification and managing the details
correctly is a hassle, but the risks of managing them incorrectly are major. Should
you hire employees or subcontractors?
Another take on a common topic: whether to buy a panel saw or a slider
CNC-based knife-grinding setups... This article presents good info on
their advantages and limitations.
Beaver Tools features assorted tool demonstration videos, including
these manufacturers: Bosch, Litheon, Festool, Kreg, Sawtrax and Virutex.
To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Beaver
Tools' video link:
Swirl marks or cross-grain scratches - no matter what steps this door
maker takes, he's left with unsatisfactory sanding marks. Participants in this thread offer suggestions on efficient ways to handle sanding chores for doors.
A question about cutting end-grain balsa core on a CNC router inspires
some solid advice, along with video of parts being cut...
When a client requests that her kitchen cabinets be re-lacquered a darker
color, Finishing Forum participants pipe up with advice on allowing the
grain to show through.
How is it that horses have become the hot topic at the Sawing and Drying
Forum? Skidding logs the old fashioned way - with draft horses - is under
Industry professionals looking to network and discuss strategies for
recovering from a difficult 2009 should plan to attend the 2010 Woodworking
Industry Conference in Monterey, CA. Set for April 21-24, WIC 2010 is
themed "Forget Yesterday, It's a New Tomorrow" as a reminder that one
of the keys to surviving an economic downturn is planning to best position
your organization to take full advantage of the economic recovery as it
begins to inevitably gain momentum. Learn more at:
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
An Andalusian Artisan, LLC
Jefferson Millwork and Design
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