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In this issue:

=> Eastern Lumber Buying Guide Just Updated
(Get current pricing now)

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

=> Martin Shapers Valuable Tool for Each Shop
(Quick Change System at WOODWEB's Industry News)

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

=> Woodworker's Directory
(Create your free web page today)


=> Eastern Lumber Buying Guide Just Updated

You'll find current pricing for hardwood lumber at:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Swenson Auctioneers:

Auction - Woodworking Equipment 
February 8 - Brownsville, TX
Complete liquidation of former chair manufacturer -
one of the oldest in N. America. Hundreds of pieces of
equipment. For Complete Information:
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=> Hot Threads

Have you ever had trouble using a table saw power feeder
to cut small pieces of wood? Or perhaps you've devised an
elegant system for sawing slim sticks? Join in:

Chaos ensued when this shop burned down and the business
was forced to quickly move into a new, unfinished space.
Now, a year later, the shop is in disorder, and organization
is still a fantasy. This thread calls for help in
reestablishing neatness and control.

Drying racks for flat panels ... whether you're looking
for design ideas or have already built a slick set, this
thread is for you. Take a look at some racks currently
in service, or upload pictures of your own racks.

A stain job on six red oak columns looks beautiful...
except for the deep, dark grooves that the oak's grain shows.
Is there a natural-looking way to fill this grain, producing
a smooth surface?


=> Martin Shapers Valuable Tool for Each Shop

All Martin shapers now come with the popular "Dornfix"
quick-change system for the arbor, reducing tool changes
to seconds.


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
* 24 Hour Parts and Service
* User Testimonials



=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The switch from solvent-based coatings to water-based ones
has improved this finisher's health, he believes. Read on
to discover what techniques and products the pros are having 
success with on the water-based front.

Do you suspect your plant is not operating as efficiently
as it could? This article discusses factory flow, and how
straightforward pen-and-paper exercises could help you 
develop a plan for rearranging your operations, which in
turn, could save you time and money.

After working for one employer for eight years - and
noticing that the business is not progressing - it may be
time to move on. With family considerations and concerns about 
loyalty, is striking out alone the right thing to do?

How does a business establish accurate job descriptions
for its twenty employees? This documentation may be
necessary for growth, and there are plenty of good ideas
here on how to put the paperwork in motion.

When the chance to submit a bid on a big job comes along,
this cabinetmaker puts together an estimate that seems
accurate - but turns out to be more than double what his
competition submits. The estimate was carefully constructed...
so what gives?

Does the idea of a lazy susan cause you to cringe? If so,
you may be freshly inspired by corner cabinets after reading
this article. Images illustrate some great ideas.


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

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=> Woodworker's Directory

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As a member of this free listing service for woodworking
companies, you receive Requests for Quotes (RFQ's) from
potential clients seeking professional help. You'll get
targeted RFQ's that match the work you do. If you're not
a member of the Woodworker's Directory, what are you
waiting for? To create your FREE listing, visit:

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