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In this issue:

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

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

=> New Additions at WOODWEB's Software Connection
(Cutlisting programs for cabinets, doors and drawers)

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

=> LRH to Donate Percentage of Sales for Hurricane Relief
(Portion of cutting tool profits goes to Red Cross)


=> New and Improved Classified Ad Exchange

Drawer slides, software, and shop space: these are a few
of the items currently posted at WOODWEB's Classified Ad
Exchange, which has recently been radically revised and
greatly improved. It's now easier than ever to buy and sell
woodworking related items at WOODWEB.

When you register, you'll be eligible for 5 FREE posts at
the Classified Exchange!

You'll find a more intuitive, user-friendly interface and
improvements to nearly every aspect of the Exchange.
Listings can be sorted by type, location, description, or


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

David Hayden, owner of CAD/CAM for the Home and Small
Shop, wrote this excellent rundown of how to choose a
CAM system. From a list of questions to ask yourself,
to points on selecting by price, programmer preference,
and brand name, this article is thorough and objective.

When a little prep work for a new kitchen island causes
glass and crystal to come crashing down, the customer
wants to lay blame on the contractor. Is someone really
at fault, or should the unfortunate consequences simply
be accepted with grace?

Showing off sycamore's lovely figure is central to this
conversation about quartersawing. Professor Gene Wengert
and others offer pictures and advice.

If you're considering introducing a time tracking system
to your shop, or improving the system you already have,
this article will be of interest. Electronic time clocks,
computer programs, and old-fashioned pen and paper are

Another batch of finishing articles by ''Custom Woodworking
Business'' writer Mac Simmons has been added to our Knowledge
Base. You're sure to find some topics of interest in this ''A 
Little About...'' series:
A Little About Applying Gold Leaf
A Little About Accentuating the Grain
A Little About Dyes, the Versatile Colorant
A Little about Gesso (and What You Can Do with It)
A Little About Crackle Finishes


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=> New Additions at WOODWEB's Software Connection

Three new MS Excel-based programs for creating cutlists
have been added to WOODWEB's Software Exchange.
Check out CabinetCRUNCHER, DoorCRUNCHER and
DrawerCRUNCHER at:


=> Hot Threads

When a supplier says he's out of 3/4 plywood, this
cabinetmaker considers the significant discount he's
being offered on 5/8 plywood. Are there any compelling
reasons to refuse?

This finisher wants to understand the nuances of aniline
dyes and stains before tackling the two-tone kitchen
cabinet ahead of him. If you've got experience with these
finer points of finishing, please join in:

Why do more work for less money? Upon venturing into the
Sawing and Drying Forum, that's the question a cabinetmaker
poses regarding sawing certain dimensions of lumber.
Sawyers respond...

When dimensioning a bore in a drawing, what is the proper
arrangement for diameter symbol and size? The answers to
this question at the CAD Forum remind us that sometimes the 
''standard'' is debatable.


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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=> LRH to Donate Percentage of Sales for Hurricane Relief

LRH Enterprises, Inc. will donate a percentage of its
cutting tool profits for the remainder of 2005 to the
American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief
Fund in the Gulf States. Click here to learn more:

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