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In this issue:

Featured Project

Ever see a wooden bathtub? If not, now's your chance. This one is parota, with a vanity to match.

Hot Threads

A wainscot paneling discussion asks forum participants to join in with pros and cons on two closely related construction styles. Add your thoughts at:

A cabinet shop owner marvels at the "outrageous" rates charged by professional finishing shops, and wishes he could afford to subcontract the finish step...

Producing arched crown moulding for a barrel ceiling can be a real head-scratcher. Careful calculation is explored here:

Swirl marks left in the sanding stage seem to magically appear after this cabinetmaker applies his stain. This is the last production problem that stands between him and a perfect door...

Video Pick

Delta features a video showing assorted Delta machines in operation. To view the video, click on the link below and scroll down to Delta's video link:

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Sticky spots got you down? Here's a nice handful of workable methods for preventing bleed-through from pitch pockets in softwood lumber.

    The advice in this article on gluing up a table top when the outside boards are "live edge" aims to help you incorporate nature's lovely - and challenging - irregularities.

    This lively discussion features plenty of background information on traditional glues and modern adhesives for use in varying situations.

    So your client is worried you'll croak before his cabinets are done, and his deposit will follow you into the afterlife. Preposterous, or practical? Here's a look at life insurance, performance bonds, and similar workarounds for the risk that you may check out unexpectedly.

    A particularly stubborn black stain on an antique oak table has this finisher fretting. Advice to ease a worried mind follows...

    Fan capacity, kiln size, and the size of the lumber pile are all items to consider when loading a dehumidifying kiln. The Wood Doc and others offer suggestions.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Uxbridge Carvers

    The Woodworkery

    Baker Furniture and Stairs

    M & B Cabinetry & Woodworks

    Industry News

    North Road Technologies LLC announces that it has acquired the assets of Nyle Corporation in Brewer, ME. The acquisition will keep existing staff, locations and product lines intact and will position the combined company for substantial growth in the development of Energy Saving Heat Pump products. Learn more at:

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