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The WOODWEB Update - #255
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In this issue:
Featured Project (Wooden bicycle)
Hardwood bicycles (we kid you not!) are featured in this post. See a handful of detail shots, and learn how these beautiful and functional bikes were developed and constructed: http://www.woodweb.com/galleries/project/posts/2571.html
A large birch turning is cracking, and is raising questions about humidity control from
shop to end destination, along with suggested fixes for the problem at hand.
This kitchen reface job calls for drawer front installation on full overlay,
frameless cabinets. Without hardware holes to use as guides, how can these
fronts be lined up properly?
Creating a dust-sucking contraption for a sawmill is under discussion
here. Critique the systems being reviewed, or post pictures of your own
Determining the proper amount of twist for a run of helical trim is the head-scratcher of the day at the Architectural
Woodworking Forum. Can you help calculate this curve?
ETemplate Digital Measuring features a video illustrating the photo
processing and versatility of ETemplate Photo 3D Digital measuring capabilities.
To view the video, click on the link below and scroll down to ETemplate
Digital Measuring's video link:
Knowledge Base Highlights
When many acres of diseased orange trees come up for grabs, a would-be
harvester asks: is this a golden opportunity, or a tremendous waste of
A busted bandmill blade: fix it, or ditch it? Here's some advice on what
causes a cracked blade, how to prevent it, and whether it can (or should) be repaired.
A question about structuring a contract with a commission salesperson
sparks a broader discussion of effective sales and marketing strategies.
Lessen the sales staff learning curve by reading on...
Gouges be gone! Here's some advice on customizing the outfeed fence of
a shaper so that milled stock runs straight as it feeds out.
The compound curved veneered panel: Theoretically, it's impossible (or "impractical") — but hey, we can dream. Here's an inspiring selection
of ideas and images.
A sawyer who sold out feels his heart strings pulling him back to the
work he really misses. This thoughtful discussion covers work, the love
of work, and the value of money.
Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created free web pages at the Woodworkers
Directory. Create yours at:
Custom Wood Creations
18th Century Handrail
Emerald City Construction
The Cabinet Makers Association, in cooperation with several of our associate
members companies, is offering an unbeatable combination. Join the CMA
as a new member and you’ll receive your choice of certificate from a participating
associate member exhibiting at the Custom Cabinet Conference/Closets Conference
& Expo in Long Beach, CA. That certificate will entitle you to a full
rebate of your first year’s dues in the CMA. Learn more at:
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