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Featured Project

Feeling a little uninspired? Watch the video of these wooden gears
working, and consider yourself reinvigorated:

"How's Business?" Poll

So far, our "How's Business?" poll shows somber reports for 2010,
but an optimistic outlook for 2011. Here's the current tally...

How was business in 2010?
Better than projected - 28%
Same as projected - 27%
Worse than projected - 44%

Which is your business projection for 2011?
Better than 2010 - 54%
Same as 2010 - 25%
Worse than 2010 - 19%

It's not too late to cast your vote:

Hot Threads

A not-so-safe method for building mediocre raised panels needs to be
redesigned. Join this discussion on tools and techniques for high quality
and efficient production:

After a scary electrical explosion at the bandsaw, this woodworker needs to know:
what the heck happened? Help him sleuth out the source of the blast, and
prevent it from recurring.

"How we got here" is the theme of this thread. Whether you were born
with a hammer in your hand, or you found salvation in the wood shop at
an advanced age, we hope you'll share your story. So far, you're a
fascinating crowd:

A cumbersome process for trimming and fitting inset cabinet doors leads
to a little creative thinking... Could a custom built radial arm shaper
streamline things?

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    Featured Member Profile

    Leland Thomasset's business, Taghkanic Woodworking, specializes in
    custom cabinetry, millwork and offices. Check out Leland's profile and
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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    A participant at WOODWEB's Business Forum recently gave
    this advice: "Best thing you can do is read as much as you can in
    the Knowledge Base sections. I started doing this professionally
    almost three years ago and I've learned a ton of stuff (some
    business related and most technical related) that I couldn't have
    learned elsewhere."

    Finish carpentry and cabinetry are a whole different game when
    you're working on a boat. To start, where's level?

    Curved moulding can be fabricated in a number of ways, as
    evidenced in this article, which includes photos of router-table jigs
    and suggestions for CNC machining, steambending, and more.

    When choosing air supply pipe materials, you'll want to
    consider size, layout, and safety. This well-informed
    discussion touches on all three.

    How do you hide the elephant in the room? In this case, a TV
    looms large in a built-in cabinet. Here are some design concepts
    and hardware suggestions for a moving door to disguise the

    Sealing plywood in order to reduce the emission of
    formaldehyde - is it practical, or even possible?

    Afraid of commitment? This article presents good reasons to
    buy the space you need instead of leasing if you're ready to
    take the plunge.

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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:

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    Video Pick

    Beaver Tools features assorted videos from Bosch, Litheon,
    Festool, Kreg, Sawtrax, Virutex, and more. To view the videos,
    click on the link below and scroll down to the Beaver Tools
    video link:

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