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In this issue:

=> New CAD Category at WOODWEB's Knowledge Base
(Computer aided design on the mind)

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

=> Sawing and Drying Directory
(Advertise yourself - for free)

=> AKTRIN Furniture Information Center celebrates 20th
(Industry News selection)

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

=> Integra Presents Introductory Offer on CNC Toolholders
(Industry Sales and Special Offers selection)


=> New CAD Category at WOODWEB's Knowledge Base

Pull up to your keyboard and get ready to compute. The
brand new Computer Aided Design category at WOODWEB's
Knowledge Base already houses a host of articles to aid
you in your design pursuits.


=> Hot Threads

What's one more drop in the bucket? Well, if that drop is
plywood, and that bucket is the garbage can, we're talking
money thrown away. Discover and share ideas on how to turn
scraps into gold... or at least green.

We're in search of an efficient method of dust collection
to keep the chop saw sawdust-free. Have you designed your
own system, or bought one you really like? Join in:

Unwilling to shell out the big bucks for a commercial
spray booth, this finisher is determined to design and
build his own. He's asking for advice on the details:

If it's not too personal a question... what tools do you
installers keep in your pouches? So far, it sounds like
the hive tool - originally meant for beekeepers - is the
most popular for many tasks...


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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=> Sawing and Drying Directory

If you're a lumberman or woman and haven't yet created a
free listing at WOODWEB's Sawing and Drying Directory,
what are you waiting for? Designed to help customers
connect with local Sawyers, Kiln Dryers, and Lumber
Graders, this database is growing every day. Because
listings are organized by state and zip code, visitors can
quickly locate companies in a specific region. It's easy
to create a free listing at the Directory - just visit:


=> AKTRIN Furniture Information Center celebrates 20th

In 1985, Dr. Stefan Wille moved with his family from his
native Switzerland to Canada, to set up a small
report-writing institution under the name of AKTRIN
Research Institute. Since then, AKTRIN has published well
over 100 furniture reports and its clientele embraces
hundreds of furniture companies  large and small  in the
Americas and overseas.


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


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

What is it that makes for smooth sailing in the spray
shop? Careful mapping out of work area layout. The advice
contained here covers everything from support stands for
cabinet doors to efficient application of employee help.
Read on before you set off...

Traversing the CNC learning curve means embarking on a
real journey... But once you're up and running, and the
highest hurdles have been cleared, what's next? It's time
to fine-tune your setup with cost-effectiveness and
efficiency in mind.

More on the orderliness - or lack thereof - in computer
aided design... This time, we're talking dimension lines,
and forcing them into an attractive row.

In the artful construction of Shaker-style doors, one
small detail has yet to be settled... which way should the
pins point - with or against the grain?

A ladder should be strong and stable... that goes for a
ladder cabinet base, as well. Dimensions of materials and
soundness of construction are covered here.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

Come see WoodBids.com, the premiere auction based website
for woodworking machinery.  Designed specifically for ease
of use for both buyer and seller. Check us out today!
provided by Schmidt Industrial Services, Inc.


=> Integra Presents Introductory Offer on CNC Toolholders

Limited time offer - 15% off toolholders plus a free
collet of your choice for every toolholder purchased.

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