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Featured Shop

This inspirational story tells the tale of the woodshop at Greensburg High School in Kansas, whose thriving program suffered from a tornado. They're getting back on their feet, and their teacher has detailed the shop and its output at WOODWEB.

An interview with shop teacher Peter Kern accompanies the pictures at the Project Gallery:

Hot Threads

Switching from a brush-on to a spray-on stain process in a shop with no dedicated sprayroom is the topic of conversation here. A simple setup is under development.

Machining stiles and rails without tearout seems an impossible feat for this woodworker. Advice is adding up on achieving a clean, smooth edge at:

An overenthusiastic epoxy application mistake in the glueup of a curved stringer has got this stairbuilder thinking... Could fiberglass reinforcement further his cause?

A stalling bandmill blade has its owner wondering if worn tires are the trouble. What do you think?

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Stiles Machinery:

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Video Pick

QuickWood, Inc. features videos on abrasives, sanders, and more. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to QuickWood's video links:

Wood Humor

Knowledge Base Highlights

Pros suggest possible fixes for a jointer that's creating uneven pitch marks on lumber.

Low-impact logging with horses gets some attention in this article on breed temperament, harness, feed, training, and handling.

From coffeepot to CNC, woodworkers discuss their most coveted equipment in "What's your Favorite Machine?". Share your own through the "Add information to this article" link at the end.

Is it okay to build base cabs slightly under 24 inches deep, to optimize panel yield? Some pros say go for it; others warn against messing with a time-tested standard.

This advice on managing the setup and shakedown process for a new-to-you CNC router includes issues involved in leveling and tech support.

Tradition meets contemporary in this discussion on finishes using linseed oil and shellac.

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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    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    NY Custom Furnishings


    Rocky Mountain Millwoods

    Kirk Custom Furniture

    Industry News

    The Cabinet Makers Association, in cooperation with Delmac Machinery, is pleased to announce its next regional workshop on July 30 in Greensboro, NC. This event is part of the CMA’s College of Cabinet Making and Custom Woodworking. The educational topics are Contracts & Collections, Social Media & Digital Marketing, and Traditional Advertising & Marketing. Learn more at:

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