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Mobile Devices Poll

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Featured Project

These PVC porch columns were constructed to conceal the structural
posts within. Learn about the process at the Project Gallery:

Hot Threads

This knotty alder bar project has the builder in a knot regarding the incorporation
of a rustic design. Suggestions are made to achieve rugged construction along
with a rustic look.

Looking to build a vacuum pod system, but not sure how? The advice from these
pros, including a neat PVC pod setup, should point you in the right direction.

Mitering an L-shaped desktop is it feasible? Some say yes, others no. The always
critical topic of wood movement is considered.

Establishing and maintaining a broad clientele can be difficult, as this cabinetmaker
found out. Others offer guidance on how to diversify your customer base and not
leave all of your eggs in one basket.

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

RouterCAD announces 3 great new products!

RouterCAM Express - gives you the ability to shape parts
and generate g-code and nesting. $995.00

Cabinets to Go - order entry program with RouterCAM for
nesting and g-code generation. $2995.00

AutoCabinets CNC Express - gives you the ability to design
cabinets, lay out a room, cutlisting and RouterCAM for g-code
and nesting. $3995.00


Featured Member Profile

Fabrication Specialists Inc. produces fine architectural millwork, museum
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Knowledge Base Highlights

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Here's a tip: shop around for parts or components before you buy a whole
new touch screen, display, controller, or similar electronic element for
shop machinery. You could save a bundle.

What starts out as a question about energy usage of various equipment turns
into a detailed discussion comparing CNC equipment with other choices in
terms of efficiency and output.

Kickback is serious stuff. Several very frightening personal accounts of
accidents are detailed here, along with policies for prevention. Warning: one of
the pictures gets graphic.

Cabinetmakers describe various ways to quickly position and fasten new
drawer fronts on an existing cabinet for a refacing job.

Credit card sales: pain in the butt, or potential profit? Here are some ways
to manage the process if you choose to accept payment by plastic.

Building a TV cabinet into a room corner is a little bit like that square peg/round
hole problem... Here, cabinetmakers share their experiences making it work.

Industry News

TRAKware Systems, a provider of profitability and productivity business
optimization software, announced their new capabilities to help customers
achieve FSC certification. Learn more at:

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

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    S.W. Cooley Fine Woodworking

    Dawson Bradley Design

    Lee Consultants

    Amherst Woodworking

    Video Pick

    Baker Products features videos on edgers, notchers, planers, re-saws,
    sawmills, and more. To view the videos, click on the link below and
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