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In this issue:

=> Drying Seminars to be Taught by Gene Wengert
(Beginners and advanced classes in Memphis)

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

=> Software For Sawyers
(Seven programs added to the Software Connection)

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

=> Featured Project
(Bubinga kitchen)

=> Special Offer
(Tractivity's Sales and Order Module)


=> Drying Seminars to be Taught by Gene Wengert

The National Hardwood Lumber Association announced that
the Beginner Drying School, March 12-14, 2007 and Advanced
Drying School, April 23-24, 2007 will be held in Memphis
at the NHLA headquarters. Instructor: Gene Wengert.
Contact Glenn Lowery at 901-377-1818 or g.lowery@nhla.com.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

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

Getting the technique down when spray-applying contact
cement is the first step to achieving correct coverage and
no-fail adhesion. If you've ever considered spraying
contact adhesive, then this article is a "must read."

Good intentions led to a bad experience for one biodiesel
experimenter. With a host of heavy equipment that runs on
diesel, an earth friendly fuel was attractive... but
problematic. If you've had experience with bio-diesel in
your operation, click the "add information" link at the
top of the page to share.

Rubbing out a piano finish is a job only for the
dedicated. As the steps progress, the finish looks
streaky, and frustration may set in. This article
troubleshoots the less-than-satisfying results, pointing
to a few possible culprits...

Should I install cabinets for a big box store? It's a
timely question on many installers' minds. Though the pay
and the schedule sound promising, there may be 
accompanying pitfalls. Read on to learn about others'
experiences ...

When a client requests a set of large mahogany garage
doors, construction logistics loom. The options of working
with a garage door company, and building the door entirely
in-house, are discussed.


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=> Software For Sawyers

A host of programs from the Forest Sciences Laboratory of
West Virginia has been added to our Software Connection.
Look for these programs:

ROMI - Rough mill simulator
UGRS - Ultimate Grading and Remanufacturing System
COST - Cost of Sawing Timber 
Foresters' Metric Conversions
Financial Ratio Analysis
Just Enough Fine Financial Information
Pallet Costing System


=> Hot Threads

How do *you* handle the bottoms of upper cabinets in your
frameless kitchens? So far, options offered range from
matching laminate to light rail.

The complicated crown moulding in these pictures just
looks wrong, but why? A little lesson in crown moulding
aesthetics brings the reasons to light...

When considering the upgrade from AutoCAD 2002 to AutoCAD
2007, this operator knows there will be a learning curve.
Do the benefits significantly outweigh the drawbacks?

Stair finishers agree that the dimensions of handrail and
fittings often differ slightly. This is a two-part thread:
1) How do you hide the seam between them? 2) How do you
work to a high quality standard, without becoming overly


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 Project

A custom bubinga kitchen, made from solid wood and veneer,
shows off the natural beauty of this exotic wood at the
Project Gallery.
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> Special Offer

Streamline custom job estimation and automatically
integrate orders into production with Tractivity's Sales
and Order Module. Available at the introductory price of
$995 until January 31, 2007 (regular list price $1,495)!

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