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In this issue:

=> IWF 2006 a Success
(Fair well-attended)

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

=> Industry News
(Woodworking Industry Conference Focuses On “Retooling

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

=> CNC Forum Technical Advisor
(Brian Personett lends his expertise)


=> IWF 2006 a Success

Although official results are not in, the WOODWEB team
witnessed a strong showing of attendees at this year's
IWF, especially on Thursday. Exhibitors were upbeat,
signaling productive sales and lead gathering. It's always
fun to put a face with a name, and we were able to do just
that as we met plenty of WOODWEB regulars at our booth,
come to offer us kudos and suggestions. We sleuthed out
much of what was new and noteworthy on the show floor and
will present photos in the IWF wrap-up photo gallery...
stay tuned!


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Is providing ballpark estimates bad for the biz?
Professionals explain why they believe so.

After experiencing a dreadfully slow summer, this
cabinetmaker finds himself in the shocking situation of
having too much work. Never having crossed this bridge
before, he seeks - and finds - a little advice to keep
himself high and dry.

Moulder setups bogging you down? If so, give some thought
to these ideas on smooth setup and efficient changeover.

Materials, labor, overhead and profit: woodworkers compare
notes on their numbers.

A small drying operation is ready to take the next steps
into ripping, planing, and jointing. Faced with buying an
entirely new set of machines, they're doing a little
research first...

This sliding table saw operator is hard on his blades,
cutting veneered panels, with plywood and MDF core, every
day. So he springs the big question: should he buy himself
a diamond?


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> Industry News

Industry professionals are looking ahead to the 2007
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) to be held April
25-28 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The theme, Retooling
America - Business Practices to Maximize your Success,
reflects this year's strong program, loaded with tips and
strategies to enable attendees to position themselves to
take advantage of the increased recognition among U.S.
companies that retooling is the key to success.


=> Hot Threads

A perplexing bow developed in these MDF cabinet doors
after being glued and clamped. If you've got an idea of
why, or how to reverse the curve, join in the
troubleshooting here:

This six-man shop is cranking out up to six jobs at a
time... sometimes missing crucial elements, such as
drawers. How can they organize their system so that
essentials don't get overlooked?

After sending out a special batch of rift sawn white oak
to be made into tongue and groove flooring, this installer
was surprised to see the oak come back with no end
matching. He wonders... to live up to his client's high
standards, must he biscuit each butt joint?

As the owner of a newly expanded business, this overworked
individual wonders if the huge increase in his income was
worth the added stress of running an eight-man shop. What
do you think - would scaling back be a rash move, or a
wise one? 


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=> CNC Forum Technical Advisor

Brian Personett is Plant Manager for Crown Supply Co.,
Inc., in Seymour, Indiana. He started his career in 1983
working mainly in countertops, and in 1985 began working
on Crown's new line of cabinets. Brian is responsible for
keeping all the casework flowing through the shop. Away
from work, Brian enjoys officiating high school football,
fishing, and being involved in his children's numerous
activities and sports. Visit the CNC Forum at:

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