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In this issue:

=> AWFS Vegas 2005 Photo Gallery
(See what you may have missed)

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

=> Post a Free Job Wanted Ad
(Begin your search for a new position)

=> Additions to WOODWEB's Software Connection
(Five new programs in the list)

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

=> BobCAD v20 Available for $995
(Limited time only)


=> AWFS Vegas 2005 Photo Gallery

Here's your chance to see some of what you may have missed
at this year's AWFS Fair. The show was held in Las Vegas,
Nevada with a record crowd and according to all reports,
it was a great success with more browsers and buyers than
ever before. WOODWEB's photographer visited many of our
exhibiting advertisers to bring you a slideshow of
pictures featuring their products up-close and personal.


=> Hot Threads

This cabinetmaker is searching for a more efficient way to
mill dados for production of cabinet carcasses. Is a new
shaper the ticket? He is guided in different directions.
What do you think?

As the shock of hurricane Katrina wanes and its victims
are left to deal with reality, Professor Gene Wengert
offers some information that may be pertinent: an article
on redrying kiln-dried lumber that has been rewetted.

Some finishers are finding that there is a market - albeit
a small one - for waterborne coatings, especially when
finishing on-site. Now they ask: What is the fastest way
to increase the use of waterborne coatings? Join the
discussion at:

With the purchase of a new calibrating tool and plate,
this tablesaw owner is dismayed to find that he isn't
achieving the precision he desires. Does he have overly
exacting expectations, or is he just missing a crucial
step in his method?


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
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* User Testimonials



=> Post a Job Wanted Ad for Free

Relocation may be on the minds of many former residents of
the Gulf region. If a new job is an essential part of your
search for a new home, post a free ad at our Job
Opportunities Exchange today:


=> Additions to WOODWEB's Software Connection

This new batch of programs has just been added to
WOODWEB's Software Connection:
AP-OCS - On-line, subscription-based optimization
OptiCut - Panel optimizer
OptiNest - Nesting optimizer
PolyBoard - Interactive design and manufacturing cabinet
StairDesigner - Stair design software
Check them out at:


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

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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

When faced with a small touchup job that requires perfect
patching, what do you do? This article discusses options
for achieving convincing color when matching a new finish
to an old one.

This woodworker could have bought the 30 cam clamps he
needed for $10 a pop, or design and make the clamps
himself. He chose the second option, and came out with a
tool he could use over and over...

With the need for mobile machinery, this shop devised an
elegant system for supplying electricity to equipment, no
matter where the machinery moved on the floor.

On the topic of outsourcing cabinet installation, the
question that starts out this article asks ''Do you allow
the hands of a stranger to be the last to compliment your
good work?'' Differing points of view follow.

With the increasing popularity of iron balusters, it may
only be a matter of time before you have to deal with
incorporating them into your stair installation. Here are
some tips on how to make the transition successful.

This true story, written by a blind woodworker, is an
exception to the rule at our Knowledge Base - after all,
most of our articles focus on the technical or business
side of a professional woodworker's challenges, not on the
personal or physical side. Recently, we've added the
stories of other blind woodworkers to this article. We
think you'll find them fascinating, as well as uplifting.


=> BobCAD v20 Available for $995

CAD CAM for the Home and Small Shop announces a special
offer exclusively for readers of Woodweb: BobCAD v20 full
version for only $995, plus free extras. Find out more at:


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