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How's Business? Poll

Since most business owners have closed out the books for 2013, we'd
like to know: how did your business fare? What's your prediction for
2014? Your vote will be added to our poll, and current results displayed
immediately after voting. You may return and view results at any time by
clicking the "Vote Now and View Results" link. After the poll has finished,
we'll compare the results with 2010 and 2012.

Featured Project

A modern, white ash wine cellar is detailed in both the design stage and
the completed installation.

Hot Threads

This shop owner seeks help developing an applicant screening process.
Some suggest quizzing the potential employee on math or a shop scenario.

Why is this CNC drill bit blowing out holes on the exit? Share your

Achieving the perfect overlay with frameless cabinets could mean fussy
adjustments... Or using different materials.

Spontaneous combustion... It's no joke. See what happens after a linseed
oil spill in this unmanned shop.

Shop Built Equipment Feature

Do jumbled drill bits make you mad? Here's a simple rack to make your
organizational woes fade away.

Share your own shop-built jig, machine or other brilliant innovation by
clicking the Create Your Shopbuilt Equipment Listing.

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

Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

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

Rose Farm Floor Medallions & Inlays

Borders Woodworks

Allsorts Inc. - Custom Fabrication

Web Marketing 101

From Matt Cutts: "ask yourself, 'do I have the best user experience?' "
That sums up where search rankings are going. In the end, make sure
you are doing right by your users. Otherwise you will eventually get hit by
one of these "algorithm refreshes." Shared by Jim Roberts of Roberts
Google Refreshes Page Layout Algorithm

Knowledge Base Highlights

See a complete list of the most recent additions to our Knowledge Base at:

Four out of four doctors agree: you can run MDF door panels in one
pass on the shaper, if your cutters are sharp.

Here's an interesting discussion about the durability, fastener
compatibility, and other properties of acetyl treated lumber, such as

This long discussion deals partly with the performance of paint on poplar,
and partly with the division of responsibility between the cabinetmaker
and the finisher.

Business owners weigh in on the question, "Can I bootstrap a
woodworking business out of my garage?"

It's hard to upgrade old equipment to a new computer, but here are
some suggested workarounds for getting the most out of an outmoded

1920's-era iron is rock solid, but it can be finicky. Here are some
detailed pro tips for aligning the knives in an old-school machine.

Video Pick

TigerStop features a video showcasing the TigerSaw’s fully automatic
option for extrusion cutting.
To view the video, click on the link below
and scroll down to TigerStop's video link:

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