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Social Media Poll

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Featured Sawmill

Chuck Leibbrand fills the roll of both arborist and sawyer in his
business, Palisade Tree Service. In this recent interview with
WOODWEB's Brett Hagstrom, Chuck emphasizes the importance
of preservation and recycling of quality trees.

Hot Threads

Drying pressure treated southern yellow pine is much like drying
green lumber, but a few extra precautions must be taken. The Wood
Doc weighs in with specifics, including environmental considerations.

The curved sheets of plywood in this free form railing project present
a challenge: how to stiffen and stabilize? Advice is shared, including
a couple of sketches.

When a set of shelf blanks came out of the vac bag bowed, this
cabinetmaker realized he'd glued up unbalanced panels. Maybe it's
the MDF that's causing the problem... What do you think?

Does learning AutoCAD seem like a daunting task? Check out the
startup advice offered here. There may even be something for long
time users.

This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

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Featured Member Profile
Monarch Industries, Inc. produces architectural millwork and store
fixtures for many national chains and other commercial businesses.
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Knowledge Base Highlights

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Oak, cedar, locust, or pressure treated... Which is the best for
building fences? Rot resistance and longevity are considered here.

Furnituremakers take a look at some ready-to-assemble fasteners
that might be used in high-end cabinetry and furnishings.

Here's some advice on getting nice results in a solid surface cove
joint, and developing an efficient, streamlined process for the future.

"If the women don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya
handy." This is just one of many in an epic collection of woodshop-
worthy quotes. New inspiration is just one click away:

Believers in direct mail say it hits the target harder and more
accurately than general advertising. Others are opting for social
networking, Google adwords, and other nontraditional media.

Can good table engineering be determined via a formula? In this case,
stresses applied to a heavy table in use are considered, along with
appropriate dimensions and construction details.

Featured Project

A dining table goes from pencil sketch to finished project in this post.
Salvaged old growth redwood, paired with a custom-tailored design,
make for a good looking product.

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:
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    Shop Built Equipment Forum

    A tiltrod jig for louver construction is well-detailed in this post:

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

    Wood Doctors Furniture Repair & Restore


    Fine Wood Finish, Furniture Restoration

    Cajun SawDust

    Video Pick

    Charles G.G. Schmidt Co. features a video of Larry’s Clamp, a board
    flattening and panel gluing tool, in action. To view the video, click on
    the link below and scroll down to Charles G.G. Schmidt Co.'s video link:

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