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In this issue:

=> Search by Machinery Category or Manufacturer
(Find what you're looking for, fast)

=> Who Let the Dogs Out?
(Find them to enter our biggest contest ever)

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

=> Häfele Co-sponsors Furniture Design Scholarship Contest
(Company continues their support of education in the

=> Integra Tooling Sale Ends Nov. 30
(Get great deals on bits before it's too late)

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

=> Are You Using the Web's Potential to Promote Your
(Join the Woodworkers Directory for free to find customers


=> Search by Machinery Category or Manufacturer

Our Machinery Exchange is getting bigger and better all
the time. Now we've made it easier for you to find what
you're looking for, fast. Try out our new search
capabilities today - choose by machinery category or


=> Who Let the Dogs Out?

All the WOODWEB staffer's dogs are on the loose, and we're
hoping you can find them before the dogcatcher does. If
you do, you'll be able to enter our biggest contest ever -
awarding over $9000 in prizes.

Yes - in honor of WOODWEB's 10th birthday, our advertisers
have generously agreed to offer some amazing prizes over
the next six weeks, including tools, machines, and
software. To learn more about the prizes, and how you can
find our dogs and become eligible to win, check out:

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


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Knowledge Base Highlights

Here's a very revealing article on the topic of concealing
cleats in cabinets... Impressive digital images serve to
illustrate the favorite methods of a few fine

If you haven't already encountered Six Sigma, it may not
be long before you do... This system for improving
business processes is showing up more and more in the
woodworking world. When a client demands profit
information that makes you uneasy - all in the name of Six
Sigma - whose best interests do they really have in mind?
For more information and opinion on Six Sigma, read on:

So you've narrowed your choice of finish systems down to
HVLP... But where do you go from here? This article offers
a little help on selecting the best-suited sprayer for
your operation:

The pressure is on: a large quantity of stable, solid wood
parts are needed, but the person responsible for
production has next to no lead time or storage space. The
dollar sticker on this job is high, and the parts must be
made with precision. Is this guy helpless... or is there
still hope?

You may find yourself humming along as you read this piece
entitled ''Tiny Bubbles.'' But contrary to the mood of the
song you may remember, these bubbles are no cause for
celebration. Distress - instead - is the emotion attached
to the flaws in this finish.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> ASFD announces Häfele as co-sponsor of furniture design
scholarship contest

Häfele America will co-sponsor the fourth annual ASFD
David Kline Memorial Scholarship contest. ''They continue
to actively express support for furniture design and
education and through this contest want to encourage
students to contribute to the profession and our Society,''
says Christine Evans, ASFD Executive Director. Learn more
about Häfele's contribution here:


=> Integra Tooling Sale Ends Nov. 30

There's not much time left to take advantage of Integra's
sale on bits. See prices and learn how to order here:


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

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

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=> Hot Threads

In the world of absolute precision that crown mouldings
inhabit, how can they adapt to houses with out-of-plumb
walls and ceilings? If you've got tricks you use or strict
standards you abide by, we hope you'll share them at this
Forum discussion:

Inquiring cabinetmakers want to know: how long does it
take you to complete a kitchen? This thread provides a
nice survey of one-man shops, with their production
schedules broken down into daily measures.

Finishing both sides of a panel in one pass can be tricky.
If you've developed an easy, temporary support for
two-sided finishing of panels or doors, please add your
technique to the growing list of examples at:

Ever wish you could understand the complex workings of a
well-constructed dust collection system? One man has set
out to accomplish just that... and you can join him at the
Dust Collection Forum:

It seems that leaving cabinet interiors unfinished would
prevent several problems... If you finish face frames
before attaching, how do you clamp them on without marring
the surface? If you choose to finish after assembly, how
do you protect the inside from the spray? More methods
than you can imagine are rolling in:


=> Are You Using the Web to Promote Your Company?

If you're a woodworker and a regular WOODWEB visitor,
chances are you know how the Internet can help you in many
aspects of your business, from locating products to
getting advice from other professionals. But are you using
the web's resources to find customers, and more
importantly, are you making it easy for customers to find

If the answer is no, then we encourage you to join the
Woodworkers Directory - for FREE. It's easy to create a
web page, and when you do, you'll be eligible to receive
Requests for Quotes from potential clients.

Find out how to promote your company on the Web.
If you're a supplier to the wood industry, visit WOODWEB's
Media Kit:
If you're a woodworking professional, visit the
Woodworkers Directory:

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