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In this issue:

=> Hot Threads
(A sampling of current forum discussions)

=> Industry Sales and Special Offers
(News deals on tools and tooling)

=> Software Connection
(Free panel optimization software just added)

=> Knowledge Base Highlights
(The latest additions to this growing resource)

=> Veneer Forum Technical Advisor
(John Van Brussel contributes at WOODWEB)

=> Finding Wood is Fast and Easy
(Get price quotes via email in less than 24 hours)


=> Hot Threads

In hindsight, Jim realizes he was wrong to run PVC piping
as the ductwork for his dust collection system... but
he's done the deed, and is hoping to ground out this
disaster-waiting-to-happen, at least temporarily. Before
static strikes, is there a safe resolution to this
unfortunate decision?

Cabinet backs are getting the attention they deserve, but
don't often demand, at this current Cabinetmaking Forum
discussion. How do you attach yours - face-mounted, or
inset? Respond with your reasoning right here:

Here's a job that doesn't come along every day...
a walk-in wine barrel?! Such substantial staves are bound
to present a problem when it comes to springback...
Any ideas on how to steambend this project for success?  


=> Industry Sales and Special Offers

Charles GG Schmidt & Co. is offering limited quanitities
of laser cut, low noise, double face laminate blades for
panel saws at special prices. Don't miss out:


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

From October 1 through November 30, Festool is offering
the following specials: Buy 2 or more tools and get 15% off
the price of the tools. Get the PS 2 Jigsaw for only $159.
Earn $50 for each new customer you refer to Festool
See www.festool-usa.com for more information!


=> Software Connection

WoodWorks v4.04, the latest addition to WOODWEB's
Software Connection, is available for free download as
shareware. WoodWorks cut-optimizing software, an
easy-to-use pc-program, optimizes your rectangular cuts.
Banding (horizontal and vertical), glue edges, printout
of cutting-map and/or edges-map and labels are only a few
features supported by WoodWorks. Look for WoodWorks under
Woodworking Software:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Paul Huntington's original Spreadsheet Calculation
Program (for curves, angles, compound miters and
springback) has been upgraded once again. Carl
Stammerjohn happened across Paul's program in WOODWEB's
Knowledge Base, and contributed enhanced springback
funtionality. Download the latest version at:

Is the added waste - both time-wise and wood-wise -
really worth it when it comes to straight line ripping
lumber for your retail customers? Some may consider it
value-added, but perhaps the inefficiency of the process
makes it value-decreased... 

When countertops grow to shapes and sizes that can't be
dealt with in the shop, a system must be developed for
flawless fitting and seaming in the field. Wondering what
methods come recommended? Read on:

Process 32™ was developed by Blum to provide a simple
solution for cabinetmakers who want to incorporate all
the advantages of 32mm line boring. Blum's Process 32
Manual is now available in PDF format, to be read online
or downloaded to your hardrive.

It turns out there are as many jigs used to support upper
cabinets during installation as there are installers.
Here is an excellent sampling of some of those setups,
ranging from the type you throw together on-site, to old
standbys you won't leave the shop without.

Using multiple coats of sanding sealer to fill porous
grain... is this an acceptable replacement for the usual
grain filler? Read on:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by WoodBids.com:

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=> Veneer Forum Technical Advisor

John Van Brussel has 20 years of experience in
wood-related fields, with 12 years experience in
technical sales and support for veneer equipment and
supplies. John serves as Vice President of Veneer
Systems, Inc., an importer, distributor and manufacturer
of veneer equipment. He also completed the National
Hardwood Lumber Association hardwood lumber grading
course in 1985. Visit the Veneer Forum at:


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