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In this issue:

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

=> DeVilbiss to Showcase Award-Winning VTX Spray Gun at
(Industry News spotlight)

=> CNC Forum Technical Advisor
(Brian Personett fields questions)

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

=> Lumber Market Observations
(Weekly hardwood lumber updates)


=> Hot Threads

The owner of this two-man shop is feeling a bit
overwhelmed these days. Not wanting to turn away good
work, he's committed himself to too many projects - all at
once. His memory is failing... his focus is blurring... If
you've been down this road, tell us how you made it
through to the other (more organized) side:

Today's quest at the Cabinetmaking Forum? Creating a jig
that positions drawer faces when attaching to drawers. If
you've got a good system, or would like to find one,

It would seem straightforward - the actual thickness of
4/4 lumber should be 4/4, right? In this thread at the
Sawing and Drying Forum, we learn that dimensions can be


=> DeVilbiss to Showcase Award-Winning VTX Spray Gun at

DeVilbiss will be exhibiting its new VTX Spray Gun at the
Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS)
Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center July 27 - 30. The
VTX spray gun with jet impingement atomization has been
recognized as a revolutionary wood finishing system.


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=> CNC Forum Technical Advisor

Brian Personett is Plant Manager for Crown Supply Co.,
Inc., in Seymour, Indiana. He started his career in 1983
working mainly in countertops, and in 1985 began working
on Crown's new line of cabinets. Brian is responsible for
keeping all the casework flowing through the shop.

Away from work, Brian enjoys officiating high school
football, fishing, and being involved in his children's
numerous activities and sports. 

Visit the CNC Forum at:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

When providing a bid to a potential client, just how many
details do you reveal? Arguments for and against itemizing
bids are included here.

As seams open up in long rows of laminate counters, the
installer shrinks back in horror. How could this be
happening? The possible reasons are plentiful:

How many cabinetmakers have considered processing their
own materials? While some claim that sawing and drying
your own lumber would be a wise way to expand the
business, others say it's only a draining distraction to
what goes on in the wood shop...

The decision to have your company's name painted on the
side of your truck might sound like a simple one, but the
considerations involved are numerous... From what fonts
and colors to use to the persona you'll be projecting.
Careful thought is critical.

The din in your shop got your down? When noise levels rise
to an uncomfortable level, something's got to be done. A
high-decibel dust collector is not only distracting - it's
dangerous. Here are a few practical suggestions for
turning down the volume.

When an excellent employee provides a fruitful job lead, a
reward is in order. In this case, 50% of profit that the
employee hopes for is a bit much. There must be a more
modest compromise that will keep both parties happy.


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=> Lumber Market Observations

Hardwood Review provides in-depth, weekly reports on its
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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