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	The WOODWEB Update - #198

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In this issue:

=> Introducing the CAD Forum Block Exchange program
(Share blocks with other CAD Forum participants)

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

=> Featured Project
(Rustic alder bed)

=> Auction Alert
(Online only auction  Conestoga Furniture)

=> Video Pick
(Stiles Machinery)

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

=> Featured Shop
(Large moulding producer)

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=> Introducing the CAD Forum Block Exchange Program

WOODWEB announces the launch of a new feature at our CAD
Forum, the CAD Forum Block Exchange. The Block Exchange 
will be based on AutoCAD's Tool Palette, and using
AutoCAD's Design Center, participants will extract blocks
from their drawings and share them with other CAD Forum
participants.

John Michael Hivatal (JohnM) will serve as the technical
adviser, and will respond to questions participants have 
about this new feature. For more on the details of
extracting and sharing Blocks, follow the link below.
http://www.woodweb.com/Forums/FMCADBlockExchange.html

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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

If you want to ride the waves, you'll need to get your sea
legs first. Read about creating wavy surface patterns
using CNC equipment before you take the plunge!
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Creating_Wavy_Surface_Patterns.html

Are your cabinet parts moving around the plant faster than
your employees? Or is it the other way around? Get your
parts and your people in synch with a lesson in CNC
cabinet production efficiency.
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Maximizing_Efficiency_with_CNC.html

If you think black is black, you're about to be proven
wrong. Black pigments range from carbons to vegetables,
and if you're finishing something as particular as pianos,
you'll want to get your sources sorted out. Intrigued?
Learn more at:
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Locating_Jet_Black_Pigment.html

This solar-kiln owner ponders adding a dehumidifier kiln
to his setup, but has some questions first. Will the kiln
be easy to operate, and will it bring in plenty of
business?
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Dehumidifier_Kiln_Advice.html

An epic discussion from the Business Forum takes off on
the problem of costly employee turnover rates, and dives
into an examination of super-efficient training methods.
Our advice? Put on a pot of coffee before you sit down to
read this one - you'll be there for awhile!
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/The_Cost_of_High_Turnover.html

This history lesson starts off with a little
misinformation regarding plywood's past. The record is
quickly set straight by the Wood Doc and others. Plenty of
interesting info makes for worthwhile reading...
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/History_of_Plywood.html

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

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Exciting new Consumer products can be found at
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=> Featured Project

This newly constructed, rustic alder bed implies history
with its heavily distressed finish. The joinery is mortise
and tenon, pegged with square tapered walnut. The photos
include a close-up of a truly beautiful surface...
http://www.woodweb.com/galleries/project/posts/862.html
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)

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=> Auction Alert
   
Online only auction closing October 23rd, 2007 at 3pm CST.
Conestoga Furniture in Mountain Lake, MN is selling all
equipment.

TIMESAVERS 137 Sander, Lantech Pallet Wrapper,
Pacline Conveyor w/ Finishing System, (4) JBI Paint
Booths, Table Saws, Whirlwind Chop Saw, Champion Air
Compressor, Graco Pumps, Spray Pots, SCMI Shaper,
Castle Pocket Borer, Pallet Racking, Hyster Forklift,
Pallet Jacks, Ritter Borer, Ritter Face Frame Table,
Murphy-Rogers Dust Collector, Hand Tools, Office
Equipment, and more.

ARG COMPANIES, INC. 
(507) 824-3372
www.arg-bid.com

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=> Video Pick

Stiles Machinery offers a variety of video topics,
including software compatibility, increasing efficiency,
payback, integrating design software, 20-20 design, 20-20
BuildRite building blocks, connecting to machinery, and
making the most out of the software. To view the videos,
visit the Video Library and scroll down to Stiles
Machinery's "Manufacturing Software Videos" link:
http://www.woodweb.com/VideoLibrary/VLAlpha.html

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This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
C.R. Onsrud, Inc.:

Manufacturer of CNC routers, inverted routers, and routing
accessories

Web highlights:
* Video Demos Online
* Machine Specifications
* 24 Hour Parts and Service
* User Testimonials

www.cronsrud.com

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=> Hot Threads

Defining quality in a production atmosphere can be a
tricky task. This discussion centers on creating standards
in the shop so that lumber can be allocated for parts
properly, the first time.
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/business.pl?read=535236

This example of a cyclone dust collector setup shows how
one man chose to filter his shop's dust... See pictures of
the system here, and join in with any suggestions or
questions at:
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/dust.pl?read=533379

Knowing that an exterior wood finish is a gamble at best,
the builder of this gate proposes to offer his client a
yearly maintenance package from the get-go. He seeks a
wash-and-wax approach that will stand the test of time.
Any advice?
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/finishing.pl?read=535259

Telling clients you're booked for six months may be
considered a nice problem to have, but it's making this
shop owner anxious. Should he raise prices... work
faster... hire another hand?
http://www.woodweb.com/cgi-bin/forums/business.pl?read=535032

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=> Featured Shop

The BannerElk Trading Company, Inc. in Atlanta, GA, shares
photos of their shop floor at the Shop Gallery. See
samples of the machines used at this 40,000 square foot
facility to produce mouldings and more.
http://www.woodweb.com/galleries/shop/posts/449.html
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)

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