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Lumber Buying Guides Updated

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Hot Threads

A shop owner heaves a sigh of relief after his SawStop tablesaw
saves an employee's thumb, instead of severing it.

Here's the challenge: a kitchen island that can be rolled or locked
into place, but keeps its hardware hidden.

A water based finished that was once reliable is now problem-ridden.
What gives?

After a thorough review of the product literature, this door builder still
can't decide whether to make the leap from traditional machinery to
CNC. Any advice?

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Video Pick

Veneer Systems Inc. features a case clamp demonstration showing an
operator control panel and unload/set upright control station. Also
covered are loading table, base air jets, recirculating ball screw,
multi direction rollers and photocell. To view the video, click on the link
below and scroll down to the Veneer Systems video link:

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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Is buying a CNC a good move for a small shop facing cut-rate
    competition? This long and thoughtful thread compares the advantages
    of a CNC router to other efficient setups. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Whether_to_Invest_in_a_CNC_Router.html

    Think a hollow log is useful only to a chipmunk? Think again! Don't throw
    that old oak shell away... You might need it someday. Submit your own
    uses through the "add information to this article" link at the bottom of the

    Who ever said woodworkers were an unfashionable lot? This article is
    all about the right dress and grooming strategy for a woodworker who
    wants to make a good impression on customers. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Professional_Dress_for_Woodworkers.html

    There's more than one way to make fresh new lumber resemble timeworn
    barn wood. Here's a choice of methods. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Matching_the_Look_of_Aged_Barnboards.html

    Tiny nibs at the entry and exit points of CNC cuts are causing a problem.
    Could the bits be deflecting, or is there some other cause?

    Bending thick wood dowels into walking cane shapes calls for a little
    twisted thinking. With proper grain orientation and MC levels, success
    can be had..

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    Featured Project

    A shop-built sliding table saw is detailed here. Find out what parts were
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