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In this issue:

=> Professor Gene Wengert to Teach Sawyers' Class
(Sawing, edging, and trimming in Manitoba)

=> Bookstore and Newsstand at WOODWEB
(Reading material for the winter months)

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

=> Peter Meier Introduces Foldable Cabinet Leveler
(Useful in kitchen and vanity applications)

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

=> Value Added Wood Processing Forum
(Steve Bratkovich shares his experience)


=> Professor Gene Wengert to Teach Sawyers' Class

The Wood Doctor will teach a hardwood sawing, edging, and
trimming class in Brandon, Manitoba on January 21 and the
same class in Selkirk, Manitoba on January 22. For contact
information, visit:


=> Bookstore and Newsstand at WOODWEB

Browse through the stacks without leaving the comfort of
your computer desk! You'll find descriptions and links to
key woodworking industry trade magazines here:
and an extensive list of cabinetmaking, furniture design,
boatbuilding, forestry and wood engineering books for sale
at discount prices here:
Under ''Primary Wood Processing,'' see a list of recommended
reading compiled by Forum Technical Advisors Gene Wengert
and Steve Bratkovich.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

This article was sparked by a request for help with some
complex, slope-sided boxes. There are drawings and
formulas, along with detailed explanations, to help you
calculate the cuts needed.

How do you make your lazy susan trays look slick and
finished? Get some ideas here on creating an attractive
lip for the outside edge.

Ah, the romance of the hand-cut dovetail... In today's
cabinet shop, is such a detail the epitome of excellence,
or a waste of time and profit?

A primary concern of any installer is a reliable vehicle
that can haul whatever it's asked to. With fuel efficiency
and security high on the list of concerns, various options
are covered here.

Arched trim in a round room... Sound like a math problem
straight out of your worst nightmare? Here's some help:

If your moulder is a high traffic machine, sending knives
out to be ground can be costly. Why not grind in-house?
You'll find pros, cons, and how-tos here:


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=> Peter Meier Introduces Foldable Cabinet Leveler

This socket and leveler combination screws to the cabinet
bottom before the cabinet is installed. Read more at:


=> Hot Threads

When this soon-to-be-sawyer starts shopping around, he's
told that an electric motor performs as well as a diesel
motor, but with only half the horsepower. Is this true,
and if so, is it the horsepower, the torque, or the RPM
that really counts?

After a pecan and MDF conference table warps badly, the
builder is asked to set things right. He's looking for a
quality way to accomplish this, but fears it's possible
that the entire project must be scrapped and started

Contributors at the Business Forum are discussing rent
rates. Does paying the landlord each month break your

Hand honing of knives after they have been ground is a
real skill. If you're new to the task, or a seasoned pro,
join in here to share information on products and
techniques for achieving a properly polished edge.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing

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=> Value Added Wood Processing Forum

Stephen M. Bratkovich is currently employed as a Forest
Products Specialist with the USDA Forest Service,
Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, St. Paul,
Minnesota. Current job duties include providing technical
assistance to State forestry agencies, non-profit
organizations, private industries and other clientele in
the subject areas of forest products marketing and
utilization. Bratkovich has a Bachelor of Science degree
from Penn State University and graduate degrees from the
University of New Hampshire and The Ohio State University.

Visit the Value Added Wood Processing Forum at:

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