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In this issue:

=> New England Kiln Drying Association Bulletin
(The year in review, and what to look forward to) 

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

=> Adhesives Forum Technical Advisor
(Jeff Pitcher sticks with it)

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

=> Lumber Market Observations
(Updated every week)


=> New England Kiln Drying Association Bulletin

NEKDA reviews the past year and talks about the future:
2005 officers have been elected, a Spring meeting has been
planned, contributions to scholarship and award funds are
being accepted, and a workshop has been scheduled. Get the
details at WOODWEB's Industry News:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

It would be a shame to mess up this big, beautiful burl
with the wrong treatment. Is pentacryl the best option, or
a recipe for ruin?

When scratches are a consistent part of this finisher's
glazes, he's forced to examine his process for problems.
Which step is etching this headache into his smooth

There are advantages to building separate cabinet
toekicks, but a new procedure always means problem
solving. Methods of toekick installation in unique
situations are covered here:

This archived forum thread could be a record breaker in
length, and it's no wonder why - the subject of making
more money is a popular one. This one starts out with a
question: what separates the small shops that make 50K a
year from those that make 100K? From secrets for success
to a solid foundation in business practice, key issues are
tackled here.

WOODWEB's Editor's Choice (the very best of a fine batch
of articles) has three new additions to the list:


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=> Adhesives Forum Technical Advisor

Jeff Pitcher is vice-president of CP Industries in
Clifton, NJ. CP is a manufacturer and distributor of wood
adhesives in the Northeast. Although he was born into a
family that was active in the adhesives industry, he
entered the publishing industry after his graduation from
the University of Kansas. After spending several years
with Putnam Publishing and Random House, Jeff rejoined the
adhesives business in 1995 as marketing director for
Custom-Pak Adhesives in Newark, OH. A few years ago he
moved to New Jersey to run the operation there. Visit the
Adhesives Forum at:


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=> Hot Threads

The tables have been turned at the Finishing Forum. This
thread serves to provide information to finish
manufacturers, rather than request technical specs from
them. Join in as professionals describe their ideal
finishes, with the intent of informing the industry.

From bad gas to heavy metal, installers share their
tried-and-true techniques for ridding the job site of
hounding homeowners. Whether you take the straight-up or
the subtle approach, tell us how you like to nudge the
customer out the kitchen door.

Of the beast that is a bandmill, one aspect is still a
mystery to this soon-to-be sawmill builder: the
hydraulics. This thread already contains a host of
excellent photos of an existing hydraulic system. If
you're familiar with mill hydraulics or you have
questions, read on and post a response at:

Just how good can kiln controls get, and are we there yet?
This question has sparked a very active discussion at the
Commercial Kiln Drying Forum. Read and contribute on what
works, what doesn't, and where there is room to grow.


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=> Lumber Market Observations

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market observations. Now, at the end of each week, these
updates are available at WOODWEB. Check in once a week to
read about market trends and sales in the Northern,
Southern and Appalachian regions of the US.

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