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In this issue:

=> WOODWEB's Computer Awards
(High school seniors receive PCs)

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

=> Featured Project of the Month
(Custom-built alder staircase)

=> Updated Lumber Buying Guide
(Current hardwood prices)

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

=> New ZPT Line Laser From Carter Products
(More power for greater visibility)


=> WOODWEB's Computer Awards

Thanks to the WOODWEB Computer Award, two Montrose Area
High School seniors recently received brand new PCs. This
annual award was initiated by WOODWEB and the Montrose
Area School District to put computers in the hands of
students who would otherwise not be able to purchase a PC.
This is the fifth year the award has been given.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The stubborn trouble of spottiness in sprayed toner keeps
sticking around... Could gun choice be at the heart of the

The calculations involved in creating dust collection
systems are rather complex. Forum technical advisor
Curt Corum sets a few things - regarding air velocity and
duct size - straight.

The first step in improving productivity? Setting some

When branching into in-house moulding production for
cabinetry, this woodworker wonders if he should make a small
modification to his router setup... or go with a whole new

It's pocket screws Vs. dowels in this discussion on face
frame cabinet assembly. Pocket screws are racking up the most votes... Here's why:

After losing a job to a Certified Kitchen Designer, this
cabinetmaker wonders... could CKD credentials be worth the


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=> Featured Project of the Month

The solid alder staircase in this listing at WOODWEB's
Project Gallery was designed and built by Pacific Pine Products. See detailed images of the finished job at:


=> Updated Lumber Buying Guide

Visit the Lumber Buying Guide today for current prices on
hardwood for the Western, Midwestern and Eastern distribution


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

A soon-to-be shop owner has developed a simple formula for
estimating. Does this boiled-down equation really work,
or are there unaccounted costs lurking in the background?

It's no surprise that an exacting process is necessary to
pull off the precision of inset cabinets. Hinges, reveals
and more are up for discussion here.

In the spirit of Lean manufacturing, this inquiring mind
is confused by some seemingly contradictory principles.
Why should increased work flow mean more wood waste?

A little router artistry is called for here - the
challenge is to perfect a grooved ornamentation on the base
of a newel post.


=> New ZPT Line Laser From Carter Products

The evolution of the line laser continues with the new ZPT
Titan. Packing incredible power into a small package, the
Titan projects an exceptionally sharp, intense line from 6.5' to 30' in length, depending on model.

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