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In this issue:

=> Panel Processing Articles
(New Knowledge Base Categories)

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

=> Featured Project
(Armoire and fireplace)

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

=> Industry News
(New profiles at Moldingknives.com)

=> New at the Software Connection
(Microvellum and Sketchup)


=> Panel Processing Articles

Find the answers to your panel processing questions in
three new categories at WOODWEB's Knowledge Base:
Panel Processing:
Machine Setup and Maintenance:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Direct mail - does it work? Many pros have had success
promoting their businesses this way, but emphasize the
importance of adhering to a simple set of rules.

In this five-star article, a few takes on how to resolve
the baseboard around a staircase are presented, along with
photos of a complex crown moulding job.

Moulder feed problems just got a little easier to solve.
These three troubleshooting guides, provided by Diehl
Machines, cover problems caused by tooling, machine and

When outsourced doors consistently arrive with sanding
scratches, this shop decides to invest in some new
equipment. Sanding for stain grade is covered here.

The title of this article says it all: "Understanding Log
Scales and Log Rules." This 8-page PDF publication from
the Agricultural Extension Service gives a solid lesson in
scaling practices.

How do you account for shrinkage when sawing framing
lumber? This article tackles the subject in depth:


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Accurate Technology:

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=> Featured Project

Stop by the Project Gallery to see how one contributor
pairs dark and light elements in a room...
A mahogany armoire: 
And a white painted fireplace:
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> Hot Threads

The owner of a small shop ponders getting rid of his
cabinet saw and small panel saw to acquire a sliding panel
saw, but wonders... For face frame cabinet construction,
does this move makes sense?

How to stain maple a deep, dark black? Get some tips at
the Finishing Forum, and feast your eyes on a beautiful
black-and-copper job:

A question about buying logs from tree services sparks a
long discussion on prices, log quality, and acquiring
logs. Join in at:

Corner cabinets present some unusual angles, and therefore
difficult joints, in face frame construction. Share your
methods for making solid corners at:


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



=> Industry News

Mouldingknives.com has just published a new catalog of
over 250 profiles that can be run in the Logosol Planer
Moulder. Several of these profiles will also fit shaper
heads that take European Style knives.


=> New at the Software Connection

Microvellum: Design and manufacturing software for
woodworkers using AutoCAD, or working with architects.
Seamless connectivity to virtually every CNC manufacturer.

Sketchup: Powerful, free, and easy-to-learn 3D modeling
and sketching software.


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