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Featured Shop

Vorst Custom Cabinets of Findlay, OH, designs and builds projects in their 5800 square
foot facility. See pictures of their operation and equipment (including Northtech dust
collection system and Weaver door making system) at:

Hot Threads

Two kiln drying systems - vacuum and dehumidification - are compared in this thread.
Costs including equipment, energy, labor and maintenance are under investigation.

Sanding marks, be gone! If you have a tried and true method - or a magic trick - for
banishing these blemishes so they don't mar a black and white gloss finish, share
them here:

Sawing a large white oak log to minimize twist is the object in this thread. Why do
some trees spiral in one direction or another? Ideas are being offered up...

Sharpening jointer knives while the machine is running: can it be done? And more
importantly... is it a really bad idea?

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Featured Member Profile

Check out the multiple forum threads that cabinetmaker Rob Scaffe has contributed
to, as well as his website and extensive Project Gallery listings.

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Wood Humor

Video Pick

Specialtytools.com features archived episodes of All About Tools Live. Topics include
sanders, routers, laminate tools, clamps, seam cutting and pulling, abrasives and
polishing, planers, particulates, solid surface corners, vacuum molding and forming,
and templates. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to
Specialtytools.com's video link:

Knowledge Base Highlights

For an updated list of the articles most recently added to the Knowledge Base,
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Here's some advice on setting up shapers to consistently produce mouldings that
are identical to a previous run.

Wall intersections tighter than 45 degrees call for tricky chop-saw technique.
Here's advice on jigs from a few trim carpenters.

Thoughts on how to organize CAD drawings for simple workflow, clear visualization,
and avoidance of confusion and errors are presented here.

This long thread on bandmill workflow covers stacking and laying out logs and
flitches for loading, edging, sawing, and off-loading efficiently.

Cabinetmakers grapple with the issues raised by installing unfinished cabinetry
in an unheated house, mid-project.

Here's a detailed discussion of edgebander characteristics, for a shop owner who's
trying to make a purchase decision.

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


    Autumnwood Designs

    The Timber-Frame Shop

    L&F Installation

    Industry News

    A line of simple to operate and highly reliable Venturi vacuum transfer tubes
    that have no moving parts, cannot overheat, and feature a straight-through
    interior for conveying powders, pellets, wood chips, and non-caustic fumes
    is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts. Learn more at:

    Featured Project

    This hanging mahogany bookcase stores hardcovers and sheds light on its
    owners as they read in bed...

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