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In this issue:

Featured Project

A refrigerated wine cabinet combines elegant form with practical function in this recent post at the Project Gallery:

Hot Threads

Knowing that humidity levels range widely across the country, a custom millworker wonders which moisture content specs he should abide by when shipping his product far and wide...

A cabinetmaker who deals primarily with residential work asks about preparing a professional-looking takeoff for a commercial job ... add your advice at:

A makeshift spraybooth plus a set of complex bookcases equals overspray frustration for this finisher... Can you help troubleshoot?

Tips and tricks for installing frameless cabinets against an out-of-level soffit are sought here. Share your techniques:

Video Pick

Colonial Saw features videos on Lamello glue systems, the Striebig Compact Panel Saw and Evolution and Control Panel Saw, and grinders and cutter machines. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Colonial Saw's video links: http://www.woodweb.com/VideoLibrary/VLAlpha.html

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Wasted time is pitted against wasted material in this article on optimization when cutting parts on a slider:

    Here's some solid advice on maintaining the equipment used for spraying shellac and cleaning a single spray gun system when switching between coating types.

    "Ash, Pine, Bugs, and Borates" presents info on the insects that may infest hardwoods and softwoods, and the use of borate-based controls.

    Specializing in cabinet doors isn't a business you can easily jump into. Here's a lively discussion about "barriers to entry" the minimum scale required for success, and the equipment you'll need to compete.

    This excellent illustrated step-by-step description of building a chainsaw sawmill shows the project from start to finish, when the first cut is made:

    Here's a little advice that ought to stick: tips on glue selection for a bent railing lamination, and other aspects of a spiral handrail job.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

    The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers Directory. Create yours at:

    The Sign Carver

    Belle-Isle Woodworking

    Perfection Cabinetry, LLC

    The Brinston Hill Company

    Industry News

    Greenstone Holdings, Inc. unveiled the results of its Phase I and II Test Programs of the unique wood drying process Green-Dri to government officials and industry representatives, in Newark, New Jersey last week. Developed in Japan, where the system has been employed very successfully in over thirty locations, Green-Dri is a cost efficient method of drying wood. Learn more at:

    Featured Sawmill

    Foxwalk Log and Timber grew from the ashes of an abandoned sawmill business. Today, it employs six people in Menomonie, WI. See pictures of the operation at:

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