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In this issue:

=> Plenty of Traffic, but No Jams
(WOODWEB: nothing but the numbers)

=> New Addition at Software Connection
(Sheet optimization program just added)

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

=> Industry Sales and Special Offers
(Low prices on Limited Edition Delta machinery)

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

=> Solid Wood Machining Forum Technical Advisor
(Dave Rankin answers your questions)


=> Plenty of Traffic, but No Jams

Wondering who else is perusing our pages? These stats
will give you an idea of how many fellow WOODWEBers are
surfing alongside you:

Site visitors: 10,000 - 13,000 daily
Advertisers: 400+
Click-throughs to advertisers: 1,500 - 2,000 daily
Searches using WOODWEB's site search engine: 1,000+ daily
Ongoing forum messages posted: 200+ per day
Knowledge Base articles: 1450+
E-mail Update recipients: 23,000+
Woodworkers Directory members: 1900+


=> New Addition at Software Connection

A new sheet optimization program has just been added to
WOODWEB's Software Connection. You'll find OPTIMIK 2.26
listed in the Woodworking Software section:


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=> Hot Threads

This thread starts out with a list of ''Golden AutoCAD
Rules.'' The discussion - or rather, debate - rolls on
with vastly differing opinions on the right way to run
AutoCAD. Add your methods to the mix: 

This log-lover can't bear to let his wood go to waste.
He's thinning out a small lot of cherry, and cutting a
limited number of quality sawlogs. Is it worth the effort
to turn those logs into lumber, or best just to burn the
stuff in this winter's woodstove? Your advice - both
practical and passionate - is requested:

A simple question regarding crowns and band wheels - and
why the former improves tracking on the latter - opens up
an in-depth discussion at the Sawing and Drying Forum.
Dive in:

When it comes to the touchy subject of sink cutouts, will
the cabinet guys and the countertop guys ever learn to
get along? If you've got an opinion on just whose
responsibility that sink hole is, voice it today:

Here's a recent question posed at the Architectural
Woodworking Forum: Does anyone have a nifty design for a
glue press? Ha! If you've spent any time at the WOODWEB
Forums, you know that our readers are all about nifty
designs. The sketches and descriptions are rolling in...
don't let this thread pass you by - add your ingenious
invention at:


=> Industry Sales and Special Offers

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purchase select Limited Edition machinery from Delta at
very low prices. For more details, click here:


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Jim Chestnut has contributed a very thorough and
fully-illustrated account - from fabrication to
installation - of his most challenging cabinet job ever.
In this project review, learn about the creation of a
beautiful roomful of cherry cabinets, complete with
raised-panel, rounded corner cabs.

When it comes to frameless cabinetry, maintaining square
boxes can be challenging. Read the techniques used by the

Professor Gene Wengert, the Wood Doctor, answers
questions about the log defect called shake (aka wind
shake), and gives details on its bacterial origins.

Achieving a smooth, even stain on birch can be a
frustrating pursuit. A few successful finish schedules,
plus plenty of other pointers, are presented here.

Drying disks of wood so they don't split is the object of
this article. Along with some very solid information, you'll
find a few words and a full-color photo from a real wise guy,
and finally a solution - albeit a slightly stinky one.


=> Solid Wood Machining Forum Technical Advisor

Dave Rankin is President of Moulder Services, Inc., a
company he formed in 1986 to provide operator training
and repair for all types of moulders and profile
grinders. He is also the current Director of Technical
Education for the Grinderman's Association, a non-profit
group he founded in 1997 to promote education and
training of moulder and grinder operators, and is the
Editor of their publication, ''The Profiler''. Visit the
Solid Wood Machining Forum at:

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