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Featured Project

A creative and unique wood carving is one way this contributor showcases
appreciation for his daughter:

Combustible Dust Poll

Virtually all pro shops have a dust collection system ... do you
consider combustible dust an important issue, and if so, what
precautions are you taking? Voting is still open and current results
for the poll will be displayed immediately after voting, and you may
return and view results at any time by clicking the "Vote Now and
View Results" link.

Hot Threads

Calculating sales commission can be complicated. Read about
how these business owners break down the sales process and
steer this shop owner in the right direction.

A J-hook coming undone is causing a door seal failure with this
interlocking threshold installation. Thorough advice is shared to
help keep the J-hook in place and the seal working properly.

A large commercial bid is on the table for this questioner, who has
previously completed a number of residential and small-medium
commercial bids. See how the following advice may help him handle
this new, and large, bid.

A number of options regarding a job-site air filtration system
for solvent application are available to this finisher. Can he
settle on a choice and properly vent the finish fumes?

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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  • Machine Specifications
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  • User Testimonials

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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Biesse develops robust, affordable hot air edgebanding solution that
delivers the top quality of a laser bander without the expense.
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Knowledge Base Highlights

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Here's a detailed thread about how to handle a problem with a
soft, dentable finish applied over a beautiful one-of-a-kind custom
maple countertop.

A veneer jobs shows checking after nine months in service. What could
be the cause?

Contractors discuss ways to get heavy materials up to and down from
an upper-floor loft in the shop. Included is a participant's video.

Based on a Paul Downs column in the New York Times, here's a
thoughtful thread about how to optimize your workforce for skill,
teamwork, efficiency, and morale.

Cherry is photosensitive and prone to blotching, so trying to
overcome the natural differences in color between pieces by
sealing and tinting has low odds of success.

Read how wax or a specialty lubricant can improve the
performance of a jointer or planer.

Featured Forum Technical Advisor

Dr. Gene Wengert is Professor Emeritus in Wood Processing,
Department of Forestry, at the University of Wisconsin (Madison).
He frequently contributes to trade journals serving the primary lumber
processing industry, and is president of The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC,
through which he provides educational and consulting services to lumber
processing firms.
Visit the Sawing and Drying, Value Added Wood Processing and
Commercial Kiln Drying Forums at:

Video Pick

Delmac Machinery Group features assorted videos including two edgebander
videos. To view the videos, click on the link below and scroll down to Delmac
Machinery Group:

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