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In this issue:

=> WOODWEB Launches Shop Gallery
(Post description, photos of your operation, free)

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

=> Lumber Buying Guides Updated
(Current hardwood lumber pricing available now)

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

=> Professor Gene Wengert Shares Expertise
(Technical Advisor at 3 of WOODWEB's forums)


=> WOODWEB Launches Shop Gallery

Professional woodworkers are encouraged to create a free
shop listing at this new area. Include a description of
your facilities and equipment, photos of your shop and
the products you manufacture, and even a photo of your
shop dog!

We hope to build a resource that will not only provide
insight to how the pros set up their shops, but will
also allow visitors to review Shop Gallery listings
based on what type of product the shop produces.


=> Hot Threads

An inquiry about a good quality cabinet scribe turns up
plenty of sources, from online stores to your own scrap bin.

For a black-on-beige laminate countertop, precision is key
to a tidy job with high color contrast. Forum contributors
are sharing their detailed fabrication methods here:

This thread at the Cabinetmaking Forum raises the question
of dadoing case side pieces. The dado blade versus the 
router bit... Which do you use?

A great discussion on powerfeeding miters on the shaper is
underway at the Solid Wood Machining Forum. Shaper
capabilities, power requirements and machining methods
are out on the table.


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=> Lumber Buying Guides Updated

WOODWEB's Eastern, Midwest and Western region Lumber
Buying Guides have just been updated.

Get current pricing at:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Water-based coatings are becoming more popular every day.
Health and environmental concerns rank high among the
reasons for this. "Waterborne Finish Basics" provides
a detailed introduction to spraying these coatings.

In the transition from a one-man to two-man shop, legal
questions arise... Should this new worker be hired as a
subcontractor or employee?

Do you find client demands restrictive? Do their requests
nip your creativity in the bud? Perhaps buying, remodeling
and reselling houses is the answer... Read some pros and cons right here:

The traditional specs for an interior solid wood door
exist for a reason. This article discusses suitable
stock thickness and fabrication techniques for high-end
door construction.

This staircase includes turns and landings, and the
wainscot must flow with it gracefully. Read about some
simple solutions that will make the millwork look like
it grew out of the stairs.

Kiln drying serves the purpose of lowering a wood's
moisture content to the proper working level... But what
happens when you go too low? Find out in "Over-Drying and
Wood Quality."


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

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=> Professor Gene Wengert Shares Expertise

Dr. Gene Wengert serves as Technical Advisor at WOODWEB's
Sawing & Drying, Commercial Kiln Drying, and Value Added
Wood Processing Forums. He is Professor Emeritus in Wood
Processing, Department of Forestry, at the University of
Wisconsin (Madison). He frequently contributes to trade
journals serving the primary lumber processing industry,
and is president of The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC, through
which he provides educational and consulting services to
lumber processing firms. 

Visit the Forums he advises at:

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