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In this issue:

=> Recent Additions to WOODWEB's Software Connection
(Check out seven new programs)

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

=> 2006 FESTOOL Catalog Available
(Just announced at WOODWEB's Industry News)

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

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


=> Recent Additions to WOODWEB's Software Connection

From stair plans to automatic nesting, this new batch of
programs covers a wide range of applications:

MACH 3 - Converts a standard PC to a CNC controller.
Stair Calculator - Free online program that calculates
rise, run, stringer and volumes for stairs.
Dovetail Template Generator - Free online program that
generates a paper template for hand-cut dovetails.
GizmoLab's Design Intuition - Woodworking CAD software for
Windows or Mac operating systems.
AutoCAD Trial Version - Full-featured CAD software.
Astra R-Nesting - Automatic nesting of sheet materials.
Cutlog - Sawmill optimization software.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

Woodworking Auction April 20. Featuring 1999 Shoda MaxTwin
CNC Router plus other equipment, in Carlsbad (San Diego
County) California. Live and webcast. Tel 800-841-3364.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

When a cabinetmaker-turned-finisher experiments with dye
stains, he gets some unsatisfying results. Here, he is
given advice on custom tinting with dye concentrates and

Problems with slipping router bits? The info in this
article may help you troubleshoot.

Choosing a used CNC machine over a new one might seem like
a big gamble... but the dollar savings can be significant.
How do you decide?

Side-by-side cabinets can be built with separate or single
face frames... Is there more to the choice than personal

You've been asked to work exclusively for one client. Do
the risks of putting all your eggs in one basket outweigh
a steady supply of predictable jobs?

Outsourcing cabinet components to CNC shops has become a
viable option for some shops. Read on to learn how it's


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

Check out Accurate Technology Commercial ON LINE sales at
and Clearance/Close-Out specials at
on ProScale Digital measuring system products.

Exciting new Consumer products can be found at


=> 2006 FESTOOL Catalog Available

Festool, a German power tool manufacturer, has just
released its 2006 Tools and Accessories catalog for the
United States. The Festool catalog includes retail prices
as well as benefit-oriented editorial on woodworking,
solid surface fabrication, flooring and boating/marine.


=> Hot Threads

CNC in a one-man shop... is it a trouble-free alternative
to employees, or too much machine for a young business?

This cabinetmaker is tweaking his cabinet construction
process, switching from building boxes first to building
face frames first. Some technical difficulties are
discussed here, covering joints and scribes.

The fire marshal stops by, and all of a sudden, this
shop's open-faced spray booths must be replaced. This
discussion at the Finishing Forum centers on buying or
building enclosed booths.

A shop that handles hundreds of doors is looking to make
improvements in its finishing setup. Join in if you have
any tips on equipment or process that could speed along
the spraying.


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



=> Woodworker's Directory

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