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In this issue:

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

=> Lumber Resources
(WOODWEB's got you covered)

=> Focus on Your Future at the Carolinas Expo
(Coming February 16th & 17th)

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


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The quest here is for a finishing technique that will
emphasize the grain in a quartersawn oak kitchen. Dyes and
glazes are discussed, accompanied by images of possible

Your primary contractor sends you a consistent flow of
high-profit, high-quality jobs. The only problem is that
he also consistently fails to pay you on time. You don't
want to jeopardize the business relationship, but you do
want to avoid the cash flow problems you're experiencing.
Here are some tips to help:

There are many hidden costs when it comes to refacing a
kitchen, and it's essential to make sure those are covered
when bidding a job. Is there a standardized system for
estimating out there?

There's nothing sadder than a sagging shelf in a brand new
entertainment center/bookcase set. What's the recipe for
rigid shelves? Read on.
More here on the topic of long-span shelving. This article
covers torsion boxes for solid support.

Your shop is ready for the big step up to a CNC router,
but your electrical service is not. The power company
wants far too much money to run 3 phase to your shop, so
the logical answer is to purchase a phase converter. Can
this piece of equipment handle the job, or are you asking
for trouble?


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=> Lumber Resources

Don't forget - when it comes to lumber, WOODWEB's got you
covered with:
- Lumber and Wood Products Exchange
- Lumber Gram (daily notifications of lumber listings)
- Lumber Buying Guide (Hardwood lumber pricing)
- Lumber and Timber Calculators
- Hardwood Lumber Market Observations (updated regularly)


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

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=> Focus on Your Future at the Carolinas Expo

As your company’s leader, you must focus on woodworking's
greatest challenge: manufacturing solutions. On February
16th and 17th, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex will be
overflowing with exhibits manned by thousands of men and
women who can help your company discover hundreds of money
saving ideas.


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



=> Hot Threads

This millworker is aiming for a rustic look as he produces
alder casings... but the knots tend to blow out as they
pass through the moulder. How can he get the look he wants
without wasting wood?

This thought-provoking thread starts out with an article
on the theory of constraints and lean thinking. The
ensuing discussion just may get your business mind

A visitor at the Cabinetmaking Forum is looking for a jig
that produces replacement ovals. Add your own jig design

"Old growth" ... "second generation" ... "virgin forest"
.. These terms are thrown around quite regularly, but are
they used correctly? Read on, and contribute your
understanding of these phrases at:

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