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In this issue:

Featured Project

A mission style door entry set is detailed in pictures at the Project Gallery. See the sapele parts being assembled, and then installed:

Hot Threads

Conserving space while increasing the capacity of a dust collection system is the goal. Can this shop owner install a collector above a wide-belt sander?

The groove that develops on the cutting edge of a router bit when cutting melamine is a source of frustration for this shop. After trying various brands of material and tooling, the problem persists.

Eager out-of-state buyers inspire a lumber supplier to ship his stock around the country. The issues involved with shipping lumber nationwide are under discussion.

A set of damaged cabinet doors needs refinishing... Or replacing? Finishing pros run through the possibilities:

Video Pick

MLS Machinery USA, Inc. features assorted videos of boring machines, edgebanders, finishing equipment, lathes, material handling, routers, sanders, sawmill equipment, and veneer equipment. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to the MLS Machinery video link:

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

    Here's a handful of tricks for using scribe moulding to fudge the gap between a set of frameless upper cabinets and a ceiling soffit that's out of whack.

    A shop owner who's investing in a CNC router gets advice on re-organizing the rest of his shop to take best advantage of the new equipment.

    Convenient spraying of an extra-large surface is covered in this article, including tips on building special racks and a video of a finisher in action.

    The best method of assembling a square and sturdy cabinet carcass is the subject of great debate in this article.

    Applying a waterborne clear finish to mahogany, a finisher runs into a maddening white discoloration that he can't explain...

    Bottoms up! Here's a little advice on building a bar, starting at the conceptual phase, and including a few pictures of completed projects.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Pendulum Swing Sets of Redlands

    Boykin Pearce Associates

    Wooden Concepts

    Wood Jars and Home Decor

    Industry News

    Hermance Machine Company is celebrating their 108th year in business by hosting an interactive and educational machinery exposition June 23rd and 24th in their 80,000 square foot remodeled facility in Williamsport, PA. A new format will be employed that includes hands-on instruction, as well as individualized direction for machinery selection and proper configurations. Learn more at:

    Featured Technical Advisor

    Dr. Gene Wengert is Professor Emeritus in Wood Processing, Department of Forestry, at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He frequently contributes to trade journals serving the primary lumber processing industry, and is president of The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC, through which he provides educational and consulting services to lumber processing firms. Visit the Sawing and Drying Forum at:

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