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In this issue:

=> Lumber Resources
(WOODWEB's got you covered)

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

=> Industry Sales and Special Offers
(Low prices on table saw blades)

=> Finishing Forum Technical Advisor
(Bob Niemeyer lends professional input)

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

=> Industry News
(Binks introduces Manifold Automatic Gun)


=> Lumber Resources

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- Lumber Gram (daily notifications of lumber listings)
- Lumber Buying Guide (Hardwood lumber pricing)
- Lumber and Timber Calculators


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Here is a terrible case of crown moulding gone wrong. The
general contractor on the job is making accusations - he
says the moulding arrived onsite with a high moisture
content, which made for dramatic shrinkage and unsightly
gaps at the joints. But the millwork company insists their
product was adequately dried... Who is at fault in this
expensive disaster?

Shouldn't lumber dimensions be straightforward? Cut and
dried? You might be surprised at the subtleties involved
when sawing logs for specific measurements. Read on...

It's the battle of the synthetics in solid surface
fabrication. This article discusses the pros and cons of
polyester and acrylic.

What factors go into choosing names for your CAD layers?
Simplicity, organization and fast navigation are a few.
Learn more...

When applying a strip of laminate to a counter edge, how
can the strip be kept firmly in place without clamping?
Learn about some easy techniques for achieving a secure

The rumor is that CAD parametrics can help simplify change
orders... but is this really so?


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=> Industry Sales and Special Offers

ETS introduces 10'' saw blades at special prices. Read the


=> Finishing Forum Technical Advisor

Bob Niemeyer is a Technical Representative with over 23
years experience as a job estimator, lead finisher,
manager and trainer of personnel. Most recently, Bob has
been hired to teach wood finishing courses at Madison Area
Technical College (MATC). He also works for ICA-North
America as the North American Technical Support
representative. Bob currently also owns and operates a
furniture touch-up business in the Madison, Wisconsin

Visit the Finishing Forum at:


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=> Hot Threads

Inspired ideas on decorative crown moulding are sought at
the Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum. How can this
vaulted ceiling be set off in style?

When it comes to contact adhesive application, do you
recommend spraying or warn against it? This thread debates
the merits of spray-on and roll-on contact adhesive, and
presents tricky techniques a few pros have discovered
along the way.

A quality wash coat is the hot topic at the Finishing
Forum. Share the method you swear by for spraying in your

Check out the whoppers in this thread at the Sawing and
Drying Forum, and post a response describing the tools and
techniques you use to rip your most massive sawlogs. If
you have any photos of large logs, be sure to include


=> Industry News

Binks announces a new Manifold Automatic Gun for fine
finish, ideally suited for multi-gun finishing equipment
in high-production environments. Learn more at:

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