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In this issue:

=> Where's That Darn Dog?
(Still time to enter WOODWEB's biggest contest ever)

=> Delle Vedove Presents Eco-Friendly, Affordable Finish
(Industry News selection)

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

=> Knowledge Base Articles, Forum Threads Now
(New feature frees you from your desk)

=> EB25 Hot Air Bander On Sale Now
(Chance to save won't last long)

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


=> Where's That Darn Dog?

''LEEEOOOO!'' This is the irate cry (expletives have been
removed) that can often be heard echoing from the hills in
northeastern Pennsylvania. Leo, that blasted black lab, is
gone again.

Any dog owner knows the frustration felt when their hound
decides to take itself for a walk. So we're sure many of
you will sympathize with us here at WOODWEB, because we've
lost *all* our dogs! They're running amok on the World
Wide Web, and we're enlisting your help to find them.

Locate Leo - or any of the others - and enter WOODWEB's
biggest contest ever. Just click on the pooch's picture,
and select the prize you'd like a chance at.

Companies offering prizes are: Digi-Kit, FESTOOL, Finish

Congratulations to the most recent winners: Sean Kelly,
Greg Spinelli, Jon Dawson, Michael Burian, Ed Miller, and
Tom Wickelhaus


=> Delle Vedove Presents Eco-Friendly, Affordable Finish

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combines sanding, coating and drying all in one single and
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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

It takes time and skill to produce a slick design
presentation for a client. So how can this woodworker's
competitors afford to hand their designs out for free?
This is the dilemma: to charge for your drawings, or to
swallow the expense...

This custom, stain-grade staircase is one step away from
greatness... Help its creator ascend to the top with
advice on finishing - on site or in the shop?

The Wood Doc is on duty at the Sawing and Drying Forum. In
this thread, Professor Gene Wengert pulls on his shop
scrubs and answers questions about kiln drying loss. How
much loss is normal, and when does the amount lost become
too much?

This cabinetmaker wonders... is he building his doors to
last, or are they built to bust? The right balance of
efficiency and patience is needed...


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

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=> Knowledge Base Articles, Forum Threads Now

Whether your vision has gone fuzzy from too many hours of
screen reading, or other family members are impatiently
waiting their turn at the terminal, WOODWEB's programmers
are here to help. Just click on the ''Print Friendly''
button found at all Knowledge Base articles and Forum
threads to view and print an easy-on-the-eyes paper


=> EB25 Hot Air Bander on sale now

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EB25 for just $6400.00 plus freight. That's a savings of
$200.00 off today's price and $500.00 off the price
January 1, 2005. Get the details at:


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

What could be causing this CNC code creator to shake his
fist at the sky and his finger at the draftsman? Sloppy
drawings, that's what! Cleaning up someone else's design
disaster takes too much time... Must he grimace and bear
it, or can this programmer pave the way to peaceful

In order to turn off your computer, you must first click
the ''Start'' button. How backward is that? The unintuitive
nature of computers also affects CAD users ... All this
new CAD user wants to do is remove a few layers, but the
program will not let him. Others come to the rescue with
detailed instructions on purging unwanted elements.

In our fast-paced world, is there still room for the
small, high-end, one-man shop? Can a businessman turned
woodworker make it crafting custom cabinets?

As a cabinetmaker, are you responsible for finding a
reliable plumber and electrician to complete the kitchen?
Considering all the hats some clients expect you to wear,
you might better grow a few more heads. If that sounds
like a difficult undertaking, you must decide how to say
no - or balance the job of general contractor with
cabinetmaker. The fewer tradesmen your customer needs to
contact, the easier on the customer.

Here's some no-bull advice on sending your rough lumber on
a path into the straight and narrow... is straight-line
ripping something you should consider?

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