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In this issue:

=> CNC Services at the Woodworkers Directory
(New category - list your company for free)

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

=> TGI Offers New CAD/CAM Drafting Service
(Adding to setup, service, parts, technical support for
their used CNC routers)

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

=> Sawing and Drying Directory
(Create a free listing, or find a pro)


=> CNC Services at the Woodworkers Directory

We've just added a new CNC Services category to WOODWEB's
Woodworkers Directory at www.woodindustry.com. The
Woodworkers Directory is the leading index of woodworking
companies worldwide. Each month, thousands of architects,
homeowners, and commercial customers use the Woodworkers
Directory to find woodworking professionals and services.

Listing at the Woodworkers Directory is free of charge. To
list your company, click here:
To revise your existing listing so that your company can
be added to the CNC Services category, click here:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

There may come a time in the life - and growth - of a
business when the shop owner has to hand off some of his
or her well-worn hats. But first... when adding a
salesperson to the team, just which responsibilities
should the boss relinquish? And how should the new hire be

It's the tile setter vs. the trim carpenter in a heated
debate over the job site.. Just whose turn - and whose
turf - is this, anyway?

This installer is fed up with his own methods of
estimating. How do other cabinet installers win bids
without losing their butts? By the hour, by the box,
taking a percentage, and more...

In the planning stages of a project that calls for the
replacement of 30 cabinet doors with a five-piece, flat
panel door, a balance is sought. The panel should not be
too heavy *or* too flimsy, which means the material and
thickness must be chosen with care.

The mission: wipe out chatter from these hand-planed floor
boards, without losing the hand-planed look. Is there a
machine for the job? Find out.

Installing pre-finished crown moulding sure can be a
challenge. Here are some tips on creating tight joints
that will stand the test of time.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> TGI Offers New CAD/CAM Drafting Service

TGI Machine Sales, full-service used CNC router dealer, is
now offering CAD/CAM drafting services. They will also
provide hand-drawn conversions as well as basic CAD file


=> Hot Threads

A simple question regarding the construction of round
porch posts has opened up a real can of worms... Before
the details of an efficient production schedule can be
determined, a controversy over species stability must be
settled. Will the poplar being used stand strong, or will
it rot before the last nail has been set?

The decision to cope a 45 degree inside corner cabinet run
of pre-finished crown molding seemed fair enough, until
this installer came up against two inches of rock hard
maple, which only dulls his blades and stresses his saws.
The client is losing patience fast, and time is of the
essence. Can you help?

In an effort to eke out every inch of usable space, the
designer on this project has included a few toekick drawer
steps in a run of cabinets. The difficulties arise in the
details. Participants at the Cabinetmaking Forum are
brainstorming ways to construct these drawer-stools so
they're strong and safe. Add your ideas:

It seems there are as many reasons to run your raised
panels face up - or down - as there are contributors at
the Solid Wood Machining Forum. Tell us your thoughts on
which way is best... and why.


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=> Sawing and Drying Directory

Have you visited the Sawing and Drying Directory at
WOODWEB? 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:

Find out how to promote your company on the Web.
If you're a supplier to the wood industry, visit WOODWEB's
Media Kit:
If you're a woodworking professional, visit the
Woodworkers Directory:

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