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In this issue:

=> WOODWEB Turns Ten
(We're celebrating with our biggest contest ever)

=> TSI Encourages Exhibitors to Provide Materials to
Habitat for Humanity
(Wood won't go to waste at the Mid-America Expo)

=> Hot Threads
(Forum discussions: Our funniest on-site mistakes and

=> Feeling a Little Out of Touch?
(Tune in to the latest news in the hardwood lumber market)

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


=> WOODWEB Turns Ten

It's WOODWEB's birthday, and hard as it is to believe,
we're ten years old! We're celebrating with a contest
awarding over $9000 in prizes, and you're all invited to
enter. Here's how it works...

The entire staff at WOODWEB are dog lovers, and we've just
lost all six of our dogs! They're running wild all over
the web site - and causing plenty of mischief, we're sure.
We're asking for your help finding them, and some of our
advertisers have generously agreed to offer over $9,000 in
rewards. As you travel around WOODWEB, if you spot Alex,
Rosalita, Pearl, Lacey, Laika or Leo, click on their
picture, and you'll then be able to enter the contest and
choose from a list of 21 possible prizes. Prizes will be
awarded over the next eight weeks. Prizes include tools,
machines, and software. To learn more about the prizes
being offered, and how you can find our dogs and become
eligible to win, check out:

The companies offering prizes are: Digi-Kit, FESTOOL,
Veneer Systems


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing


Web highlights:
* Video Demos Online
* Machine Specifications
* 24 Hour Parts and Service
* User Testimonials



=> TSI Encourages Exhibitors to Provide Materials to
Habitat for Humanity

From sheet goods to finished products, there are thousands
of pounds of goods and material remaining at the end of a
typical tradeshow. During the upcoming Mid-America
Industrial Woodworking ExpoŽ, exhibitors can donate their
excess material to Habitat for Humanity, instead of
sending it to the landfill.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

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- provided by Schmidt Industrial Services, Inc.


=> Hot Threads

''Funny, Stupid Mistakes That We All Make'' - that's the
name of this thread, which contains just about all the
elements a good story needs to guarantee a laugh... The
installer falls through the floor, the bidder flips the
bird to his potential client before they meet, the new
employee gets stuck in a sink cabinet... And if that's not
enough, one guy makes his client cry, and one dog pees on
the chop saw. If you're ready for a good laugh - and not
afraid to cringe - read on:

This frameless builder doesn't want to show too much
skin... on his applied ends, that is. Should it be the
door that is built to overlay the end, or the other way
around? Your opinion is requested on how to be revealing
in the appropriate way.

Consider a thousand square foot shop with the space
arranged terribly. With the right system of stacking and
shelving, at least one full kitchen should be possible in
this shop. If you've struggled with space issues in the
past, and come up with creative solutions, we hope you'll
share them here:

This man's dust collection system is taking his shop by
storm... it sucks up dust mightily, but also sucks up
electricity. He's currently receiving some excellent input
on possible culprits in this energy-hungry system.

Who doesn't like to gaze on a pretty figure? This
sawmiller wants to get the best out of his customer's
sycamore, and wonders if quartersawing is the only way to
reveal the figured wood within.


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

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and Clearance/Close-Out specials at
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=> Feeling a Little Out of Touch?

Is it important to you to stay up-to-date on the activity
of the hardwood lumber market? If so, we can make things
easy. To view current regional pricing, visit:
And to read the Hardwood Review's in-depth weekly Lumber
Market Observations, visit:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

In the face of driving rain, scorching sun, and plummeting
temperatures, it's not easy being an exterior door.  The
proper finish, however, can provide much-needed protection
from the elements. If you'd like your doors to stand the
test of time, read on...

Somewhere in between ''sloppy'' and ''obsessive'' there's a
nice middle ground, where well-adjusted detailers create
designs which their builders find easy to work with -
precise, but not picky. This article discusses detailers
that do their job well.

Not quite a Rubik's cube, but we do have a puzzle in
geometry here... This one concerns interlocking parts for
a commissioned set of shelves. Can an efficient system be
decided on to crank these shelves out?

Here's another quest for speed, this time in case
construction. In the race for the finish line, are rabbets
the tortoise... or the hare?

Want to get a leg up on cabinet installation? Then this
article on adjustable leg levelers is for you. Visit the
link below to read installer's opinions on how leg
levelers can save time and effort.


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