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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Mahogany door)

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

=> Visit WOODWEB in IWF Booth #B330
(Don't miss the show August 23 - 26)

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

=> Professor Gene Wengert Leads Hardwood Lumber Drying
(October 23 - 25, Memphis, TN)


=> Featured Project

A unique design was used to show off the mahogany that
this door was built from. See detailed pictures of the
construction at WOODWEB's Project Gallery:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The opportunity seems like a good one: a large shop that
can be leased at a low cost, a promising potential client
base, and steady production. But before this owner
considers growth, should he inspect his shop's efficiency
more closely?

With two men on the job of panel handling, this Holz-Her
vertical panel saw owner sees glaring inefficiency. After
a discussion about equipment additions and method
modifications, he walks away with some ideas on
streamlining his loading operation.

There are some inherent concerns when milling antique
lumber, hitting metal being chief among them. Still, the
market is there for barn-wood-turned-flooring. It turns
out there is a sensible set of precautions that can ease
your worry... and the wear on your planer knives.

With plywood prices climbing, an economizing cabinetmaker
wonders if it is acceptable to save money by using lighter
weight cabinet backs. Is quarter inch stock frugal... or

Attention cabinet installers: should uppers or lowers go
in first? Opinions fly across the countertop at:


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=> Visit WOODWEB in IWF Booth #B330

If you haven't already planned your trip to IWF 2006,
now's the time. You won't want to miss this opportunity to
view the latest wood industry technology in machinery,
supplies and services... or to visit the staff of WOODWEB
in booth #B330!


=> Hot Threads

A commercial cabinetry and millwork operation has decided
to dangle the carrot in front of its sales force... But
first, they need to understand the basics of a
commission-based sales structure. If you have experience
switching from a salary-based format, or are curious about
the process, join in:

Calling all problem solvers! Solid wood... laminated
strips? The first challenge is to choose a material for
the curved edge of this L-shaped countertop. The second,
to pull off the construction properly.

The owner of this shop finds that his problems lie in
communication, rather than construction. He wishes his 10
employees would act as a team, rather than as adversaries.
How can he inspire a desire to cooperate?

The call is out for anyone with experience using a vacuum
frame press for construction of plywood countertops... And
the call is being answered with equipment recommendations
for both name brand and shop-built machinery.


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



=> Professor Gene Wengert Leads Hardwood Lumber Drying

Join the Wood Doctor for this 3-day, intensive hands-on
class for the novice or untrained kiln operator. Topics
included are accurate MC measurement, correct sample board
preparation, and proper drying schedules and their
modification. October 23 - 25 in Memphis, TN. Contact Greg
Lowery at g.lowery@NHLA.com or (901) 377-1818.

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