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Featured Shop

An interview with shop owner John Schanafelt of Studio J Designs has just been added at WOODWEB's Shop Gallery. Learn about the development of John's cabinet and millwork business at:

Hot Threads

Creating custom fittings for stair rails is a challenge, and a potentially dangerous one under the wrong circumstances. Technique and tooling is under discussion:

After switching from an airless to a pressure pot finishing system, is it practical to repurpose the old pump and hose for a new finish?

How do you calculate the amount of time shop drawings will take for a given job? A draftsman feels the pressure when his boss wants to put drawings on the fast track.

"A porthole mounted in a silo" - that's the type of curved moulding this shop needs to create. Can you explain how?

Sawmill Gallery Interviews

Audio interviews with business owners are now available at the following Sawmill Gallery listings:

Cumberland Millworks

TC Woods, LLC

Frank Thomas Sawmill

Wood Humor

Video Pick

QuickScribe features videos demonstrating a QuickScribe router accessory plate, ScribeMate router template accessory, and EuroScriber clamp tool. (Video links are located at the top of the page.) To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Quickscribe's 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

Web highlights:
  • Video Demos Online
  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

  • www.cronsrud.com

    Knowledge Base Highlights

    This epic discussion of the public policy issues involved in lumber grading, and construction using ungraded lumber, is seen from the point of view of the small sawmill operator. Grab a cup of coffee and delve in!

    Owners of wood-burning furnaces weigh the pros and cons of these outdoor heating units. Efficiency and environmental impact are inspected closely.

    When you lay off your office people, how do you stay on top of all the tasks they used to perform? "Time Management After Downsizing" tackles some ideas:

    To determine sustainable wholesale pricing, start by knowing your costs cold. Only then should you consider what the market will bear.

    Attachment options for setting small pieces of glass into cabinet doors range from quick-and-dirty to high-end traditional, with reasonable choices along the way. Here is the gamut.

    Shop owners and woodworkers discuss how fast the shop ought to be able to pump out product, and consider strategies for making better time.

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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



    Watson Woodworks

    American Woodcrafters

    Industry News

    Techno, Inc.’s Educational CNC Division is excited to introduce the new “Basic Manufacturing Skills: An Introduction to CNC Machining” curriculum, available for technology education courses from Grades 6 through College. This unique curriculum comes with a 170-page Curriculum Workbook and an Instructor’s CD with all projects, software files and tests ready for customization. Learn more at:

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