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In this issue:

Featured Project

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

Hot Threads

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 setup at:

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?

Video Pick

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:

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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    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 time?

    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

    TimberCreek WoodWorks

    Industry News

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