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In this issue:

=> New and Improved Machinery Exchange
(Easier than ever to buy and sell)

=> Forest Products Laboratory Publications
(A few of our favorites)

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

=> Vacuum System Components Improve Material Handling
(Anver offers full line)

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

=> Solid Carbide Spiral Compression 2 and 3 Flute
Finishers on Sale
(From Integra Tooling)


=> New and Improved Machinery Exchange

WOODWEB is happy to announce that our Machinery Exchange
has been radically revised and greatly improved. It's now
easier than ever to buy and sell equipment online. You
will find that...

* Layout is easier to understand
* Listings can be sorted by Type, Category, Description,
Location, Price or Date Listed
* Multiple Images can now be included with individual
* Search Capabilities have been improved
* Pages are faster loading

See with your own eyes:

=> Forest Products Laboratory Publications

If you haven't already discovered the new, extensive list
of Forest Products Laboratory publications available at
WOODWEB, now's the time to check it out. You can browse
and read all 250 files at:
Here are a few of our favorites:

Drying hardwood lumber 
Equilibrium moisture content of wood in outdoor locations
in the United States and worldwide 
Air drying of lumber
Predicting lumber grade yields for standing hardwood trees


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



=> Hot Threads

Professor Gene Wengert has offered up five practical ideas
for reducing drying costs, and requests additions to his
list. To elaborate on one of his suggestions or add your
own, join in at:

Why is this moulder engraver taking big bites out of the
boards that pass it by? Technical Advisor Dave Rankin and
others are posting their recipes to curb this machine's
expensive appetite.

There's a whole lot of chatter going on at the
Architectural Woodworking Forum, and it's anything but
mindless. This discussion focuses on the very real problem
of knife chatter - what causes it, and how it can be

As a seasoned cabinetmaker steps into a realm unfamiliar
to him - stair making - he seeks advice on laying treads
and risers and installing handrail. Can you help?

Have you ever fabricated an arch in a cabinet? Any input -
from firsthand experience to creative possibilities - on
tackling this unconventional curve will be appreciated.


=> Vacuum System Components Improve Material Handling

A full line of components designed to enhance the safety
of a wide variety of air-powered, vacuum-based material
handling applications is available from Anver Corporation
of Hudson, Massachusetts.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Accurate Technology:

Check out Accurate Technology Commercial ON LINE sales at
and Clearance/Close-Out specials at
on ProScale Digital measuring system products.

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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The way your company estimates jobs can make or break your
business. Since accuracy is key, why do so many cabinet
shops rely on ''X factor'' estimating? Finding a reliable
alternative is the topic here.

If you've struggled with extra-large logs, you'll
understand the desire to find a manageable method for
ripping them. Here are a few strategies - from long
chainsaw bars to moveable mills.

The search is on for the best in CNC bleeder board
material. Is 3/4 MDF the way to go?

Parametric programming got you down? Confusion over
variables is common enough. Read on to learn the basics
about local, common and system variables.

If you're up for a brief math lesson in dimensioning
angles, take a few moments now to learn how to determine
the length of an angle.

With a big job - thousands of panels - in the works, this
finisher needs a quick, simple and temporary system for
support while finishing both sides in one shot. A variety
of possible solutions is covered.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Cincinnati Industrial Auctioneers, Inc.:

Public Auction  Tri-Link Technologies
Featuring: Hot Press, Router, Saws (All Types), Shaper,
Glue Spreaders, Shears, Heat Lamp Applicator, Air
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=> Solid carbide spiral compression 2 and 3 flute
finishers on sale

From Integra Tooling. Effective through April 30, 2005, or
while supplies last.

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