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In this issue:

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

=> Auction Alert
(Woodworking equipment)

=> Featured Projects
(Furniture at its finest)

=> New Stairs Category at WOODWEB's Knowledge Base
(Extensive list of articles)

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


=> Hot Threads

When a job calls for the tallest possible cabinet that
will fit under an 8' ceiling, a little math is in order.
The goal is to calculate the height so that this
refrigerator cab just misses the ceiling as it's tilted
into place...

The pieces of this puzzle are complex: crown moulding in
varying widths, a cathedral ceiling with varying
pitches... How can these elements be fit together

The age-old difficulty of collecting payment from
contractors has reared its ugly head for this new
accounting manager. She seeks to modify her own methods in
order to protect her company from non-payment. Help her
out at:

A home dehumidification kiln and workbench, rolled into
one? You've got it. Watch as it's built right here:


=> Auction Alert

Online Auction - Woodworking Equip.
MM Designs
1555 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, TX 77043
Begins: Friday, December 1
Ends:  Thursday, December 7, 8 AM
Contact Rosen Systems: www.rosensystems.com


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



=> Featured Projects

8,000 pieces plus 800 hours... That's what it took (not
counting the necessary skill set) to build this absolutely
exquisite 20 foot inlaid marquetry table. Don't miss the
hummingbird near the end...

Another take on a truly beautiful table - this one in
crotch walnut:
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> New Stairs Category at WOODWEB's Knowledge Base

From measuring to designing to building... Find extensive
staircase-related articles in this new category:


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.

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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Relations between subcontractor and general contractor can
be complex... Throw in a client and an architect, and the
paths of communication can become downright mucky. Just
who is responsible for holding the client's hand as
details and changes are hashed out?

When installing trim at a lineal foot rate, speed and
efficiency are paramount to making a healthy profit. This
article is packed with detailed tips on increasing
production, from what kind of help you should hire to how
your tools should be arranged to cut your mouldings.

Employee overtime: is it a right, or a burden? A tool for
profit, or a cost that can't be recouped?

Cabinets over tile, or tile up to cabinets? Kitchen
installers may not be an agreeable bunch, but they do
present valid and thought-provoking stances on either side
of the cabinet/flooring fence, here:

When the customer requested a white kitchen, they wanted
*white*, not yellow. These cabinets, however, have aged
rather poorly, and must now be refinished by the
cabinetmaker. A reliable white and a solid means of
achieving it are discussed here.

Dishing out a rather large piece of the pie to your sales
people can be a painful prospect. But giving them a fair
shake is also what will inspire them to bring you more
business. Explore the delicate issue of the salesman's

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