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In this issue:

=> Join the Woodworkers Directory for Free
(Make it easy for customers to find you)

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

=> ETemplate Systems Receives ISSFA's Associate of the
Year Award
(Exceptional products, support and more)

=> John Elvrum serves as Technical Advisor
(WOODWEB's Cabinetmaking Forum)

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


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Considering a dust-sucking contraption for your hinge
boring machine? Here's a custom design that may help you
skip the drawing board:

Must the dramatic grain of certain open grain species
leave valleys in a shiny surface? The pros say no.
Finishing Forum Technical Advisor Paul Snyder provides
solutions for smoothing out the deep pores left in a
freshly finished ash tabletop.

It might take elbow grease and determination to make
something old look new again, but it takes special skill
to make something new look like an antique. One part of
the process of distressing is dealt with here: color
''burnthrough'', which involves layering colors and sanding
through areas to create years' worth of wear in a matter
or minutes.

Have you ever hired an employee, only to discover he or
she doesn't know how to read a tape measure? This piece
focuses on the practice of presenting prospective
employees with a simple math test, and other ways of
screening them before signing them on.

Considering the expense of crown moulding, it would be
nice to cut with confidence. Here's how others chop their
''edge-installed'' crown, so you won't have to experiment.


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=> ETemplate Systems Receives ISSFA's Associate of the
Year Award

Each year, the International Solid Surface Fabricators
Association (ISSFA) Awards Committee selects the Associate
Member who is judged as having made the most significant
contribution to the Association and the solid surface
industry by providing exceptional products and support,
outstanding Association support, and participation in
ISSFA sponsored educational programs. ETemplate Systems is
this year's recipient.


=> John Elvrum serves as Technical Advisor

Jon Elvrum is a well-known author and consultant to the
cabinetmaking industry. He has written numerous articles
on the 32mm cabinetmaking system and production
woodworking in general.


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=> Hot Threads

When this cabinetmaker quotes a job and then comes up
short on cash at completion, he scratches his head over
why his estimate was too low. He's got a handle on
materials, but labor is another story... What system do
you use to ensure that you receive proper compensation?

The pressure is off... and it's not a good thing. When the
volume of air that is supplied to a brand new sander is
too low, there's a problem in the air system, somewhere...
but where?

Moisture is the culprit causing this stored moulding to
warp... With the perpetrator identified, it's time to
remedy the situation.

Cabinetmakers are sharing their tried and true methods for
ensuring case squareness. Do you have a tool or technique
you swear by? If so, join in the discussion below.


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