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In this issue:

=> The Wood Doc, on the Water
(Catch him, quick)

=> Show Off Your Stuff at WOODWEB's Shop Gallery
(Share photos of your unique shop setup) 

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

=> IWF 2006 to Take Place August 23-26
(Don't miss one of the largest wood industry tradeshows)

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


=> The Wood Doc, on the Water

The Wood Doctor declares, "It floats!" See pictures of the
beautiful wooden boat Professor Gene Wengert (Sawing and
Drying Forum technical advisor) recently completed, before
he sails away:


=> Show Off Your Stuff at WOODWEB's Shop Gallery

In the digital world of WOODWEB's forums, woodworkers have
shared many detailed descriptions of their shops and
operations. Unfortunately, the visual connection was
missing... until now. The Shop Gallery makes it easy to
post pictures of your setup for other shop owners to see.
Snap some pictures of the machine that turned your
operation around, your customized workspaces, even your
faithful shop dog - anything that illustrates your unique
situation. Post your pictures at:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> Hot Threads

The miles of material are piling up - too quick for the
boards to be tallied. As a custom woodworking shop takes
on more moulder work, they find they need a *simple* way
of keeping a number on their lumber.

The light is getting dim in this well-lit spraybooth...
Why? Because overspray is obscuring the rays. If you've
found a substance to apply to light covers so they can be
easily cleaned, chime in to save this finisher some

The weather is calm at the Dust Collection Forum, but talk
is on cyclones... and selection for the small shop.

Where can you find been-there-done-that advice on the
construction of custom mahogany garage doors? At the
Architectural Woodworking Forum, of course. Read on:


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=> IWF 2006 to Take Place August 23-26

IWF 2006 - one of the world's largest tradeshows for the
wood industry - is just around the bend. Get details on
the show at:
And don't forget to visit WOODWEB in Booth #B330.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Abrasive Resource:

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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Do base cabinets need back shims? A professional installer
explores the options in an effort to increase efficiency
without sacrificing quality.

The owner of this load of walnut sawlogs doesn't want to
be unreasonable, but really... are the wavy cuts and thin
lumber being turned out of the mill acceptable?

With solid 2D design skills under your belt, are 3D skills
necessary? Though the learning can be time-consuming, many
insist that drawing in three dimensions is essential in
today's business world.

Supporting a cantilevered shelf: The interior designer has
the concept... Now the cabinetmaker must come up with the

A dispute over a stain-match job has this finisher
scratching his head over who is at fault for the mismatch,
and how a contract could have protected him.

The only way up is out - that fact is clear to an employee
of 15 years. There is just one question: should his new
business focus on the uncharted territory of cabinetry, or
his tried-and-true experience in trim carpentry?

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