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Featured Project

The beginning stages of a very large restoration job are detailed here, as a
dilapidated barn from the 1700s is converted into a house.

Shop Built Equipment Forum Feature

This shop-built through vac hold-down system for CNC is performing as it
was designed to. Does your shop house a machine or jig of your own
invention? If so, we'd love to see it - click on the link below, then on the
"Post a Message" link.

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

  • Video Demos Online
  • Machine Specifications
  • 24 Hour Parts and Service
  • User Testimonials

Hot Threads

With a goal of achieving the best possible moulder finish, this discussion
delves into knife bevel angles. The Wood Doc explains a few of the finer

Faced with a job that requires resawing old barn beams, this woodworker
wonders... Is there a blade that can stand up to the beating a few stray
nails will dish out?

Have you ever made an elliptical jamb? Advice on technique is requested
at the Architectural Woodworking Forum:

This Q&A with Gene Wengert takes basic air drying to the next level: how
do the seasons affect drying rates and losses?

Featured Shop

With one partner to oversee cabinets and the other to cover millwork,
Covenant Millwork Inc. runs a 5,000 square foot shop in Louisville, Georgia.

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

Pan American Fixtures

J and S Woodworking

Thomas Woodworking

REC Contractors, Inc.

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Knowledge Base Highlights

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A question about whether MDO could be stable if veneered on only one
side continues on into a deeper debate about the suitability of veneered
material for stair treads.

A taller, more narrowly tapering cyclone seems to remove fine dust more
effectively, but you'll still need a fine filter downstream of that.

When it comes to spraying finish, tweaking the material flow and
concentration in the wide fan pattern helps solve a problem
of inconsistent coverage.

Some beautiful photos of a walnut slab table are included in this discussion
about slowly air-drying thick walnut.

Here's an extended technical discussion of wood yellowing, finish yellowing,
and the finish formula components that may or may not prevent either one.

How can you return a widebelt sander's worn drum to useable condition?
Here's a detailed discussion on using sandpaper glued to a wood platen.

Video Pick

Italpresse features various lamination press videos. To view the videos,
click on the link below and scroll down to Italpresse's video links:

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