In this issue:
A nautical-themed picket fence project goes
from Sketchup to site-installed
in this gallery project. The Craftsman style of the original house was kept
in mind during design.
Wood Doctor Gene Wengert makes some educated
guesses about the
near future in the wood products industry, and offers advice about how
wood-based businesses can profit from change.
The output efficiency of a panel saw, beam
saw, and CNC are being
compared at the Business Forum. The products are MDF cabinet doors,
drawer fronts, and panels. Which machine would you choose?
This shop in need of a spray booth contemplates
building their own, or
going the pre-fab route. Share your experience with either at:
An alternate glue - something with a little
less squeeze-out - is sought for
cabinet door assembly. Clamping techniques and the methods used
by large manufacturers are under discussion.
This contractor is just past the panic stage
after having drilled into a
hydronic tube in a client's radiant heat floor. Now what?
This issue of the WOODWEB Update is
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Esand Furniture processes large logs into
fine furniture. Their home-built
mill can handle logs up to 50 inches wide.
Recent Additions to
the Woodworkers Directory
The following companies recently created
free web pages at the
Woodworkers Directory. Create yours at:
Markham Upholstery & Refinishing
Ohio Woodworking Co.
Cadieux Woodworking Inc.
Knowledge Base Highlights
See a complete list of the most recent additions
to our Knowledge Base at:
Finding the carving software is the easy
part. Understanding its power
and its limitations takes time.
A finisher wants input on how to successfully
wax a finished conference
table, but what he gets is mostly advice on how to apply a rubbed-out
finish that won't need to be waxed at all.
Here's some advice on the purchase, installation,
and use of a digital scale
on a sliding table saw.
Employers and workers discuss how to advertise
effectively for good help,
and how to separate the wheat from the chaff in the responses.
An Australian World War II fighter plane
built with wood and glue is featured
in this video.
Dirt and wear can interfere with tablesaw
starter switch performance. Here's
advice on cleaning and maintenance.
Featured Forum Technical
Steve Bratkovich retired from the US Forest
Service in 2007 with over 32
years as a forestry and forest products specialist. He currently serves
Project Manager, Recycling and Reuse, for Dovetail Partners Inc., a
Minneapolis based non-profit organization. Steve also is a frequent
contributor to forestry and wood products trade journals and writes on
topics such as marketing, business planning, urban wood utilization and
value-added processing. Visit the Value Added Wood Processing Forum at:
Alliance Millsoft features videos covering
estimating of millwork, casework,
and mouldings. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll
to Alliance Millsoft's video link:
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