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In this issue:

Featured Project

"The Monster" is a headboard from a designer show house. Watch as the puzzle pieces assemble into a rather complex whole:

Hot Threads

Methods of constructing plank entry doors - from traditional to contemporary - are under review at the Architectural Woodworking Forum. Add your own ideas at:

Is it possible to come up with an accurate formula for lineal-foot cabinet pricing? Woodworkers share their methods and warnings in this forum thread:

Climb cutting door rails on a shaper with a power feeder... Bad idea, or, with careful setup, acceptable? Weigh in at:

The owner of a load of potentially valuable, freshly sawn, figured hardwood wonders: Should he protect his investment by air drying, or trust his charge to an unfamiliar kiln dryer?

Video Pick

JOURNEYWERKS features cutlisting and estimating software videos for custom cabinets, materials, and time takeoffs. To view the video, click on the link below and scroll down to the JOURNEYWERKS video link:

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing accessories

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    A customer is dissatisfied with the finish on a butcher block shipped cross-country, sparking this long saga of a woodworker's woes. Lessons are offered on communication, contracts, and credit card company dispute resolution processes.

    Here's a little advice on cleaning up burn marks in the rounded end of a flute, and avoiding those burn marks to begin with.

    Woodworkers go low-tech in this discussion of the differences between low angle and high angle hand planes, and the appropriate uses for each.

    When beetles wage war on a piece of newly-constructed furniture, questions arise on heat treating in order to destroy the destroyers...

    Here's a collection of top-drawer ideas for fast and accurate attachment of drawer fronts to drawer boxes.

    When the din of a dust collection system becomes deafening, it's time to consider ways to build sound-deadening baffles and boxes that will restore quiet to your shop. Here is a host of ideas:

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Hergenroeder Woodworking

    Artisan Heritage

    E. Jacobsen Furniture Maker, LLC

    Mostly Mesquite

    Industry News

    The T75 PreX is a high-end sliding table saw that sets new standards for the woodworking industry. It is the first machine worldwide where a cutting height of more than 200 mm is combined with a tilting range of 2x 46 degrees. Thanks to numerous innovative solutions, the operator has the freedom to execute each angular cut at the cross-cut fence and at the rip fence exactly the way it is best for the task at hand or the work piece to be machined. Learn more at:

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