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In this issue:

=> New CAD Blocks Available
(Free downloads at CAD Forum Block Exchange)

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

=> Video Pick
(ArtCam's routing, woodworking, and sign making videos)

=> Sales and Special offers
(Special Fulterer liquidation from QuikDrawers)

=> Cabinet Makers Association Education and Networking
(January 3-4 in Columbia, NJ)

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

=> Cabinetmaking Forum Technical advisor
(Jon Elvrum lends his expertise)


=> New CAD Blocks Available

WOODWEB recently launched the CAD Forum Block Exchange.
Based on AutoCAD's Tool Palette, and using AutoCAD's
Design Center, participants can extract blocks from
their drawings and share them with other CAD Forum
participants. An assortment of block files is now
available for download at:

If you have developed your own block files, please
consider sharing them. At the CAD Forum, click on the
"Upload CAD Block Files" link in the lower blue bar.


=> Hot Threads

When it comes to shaper spindles, is bigger really better?
This cabinetmaker is experiencing poor cut quality with
just lightly worn cutters, and wonders if it's his tooling
- or his technique - that needs help.

The corner face frame cabinet can come in a variety of
forms. Share details on your own method, or pick up some
pointers from others:

A request for instructions on re-creating a traditional
Japanese black-over-red finish has inspired plenty of
input at the Finishing Forum. Recipes and schedules - as
well as the proper name for this coating - are under
scrutiny at:

The powers that be in this particular shop refuse to pump
up their insufficient dust collection system, but are also
quick to complain about poor cut quality and other
problems at the CNC. Is there any solution for this
supremely frustrated CNC operator?


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> Video Pick

ArtCam features a collection of 2D CNC routing videos,
general woodworking videos, and sign making videos. To
watch the footage, click on the link below, and scroll
down to ArtCam's video links:


=> Sales and Special offers

QuikDrawers presents a special Fulterer 150 lb. drawer
slide liquidation, from 12.99 to 19.99.


=> Cabinet Makers Association Education and Networking

The Cabinet Makers Association invites professional
cabinet, furniture, millwork, and woodworking shop owners
and employees, as well as industry suppliers to this free
event. Learn from and share experiences with others in a
non-competitive, open minded environment. Network with
shop owners and industry suppliers. January 3-4, 42 Vail
Road, Columbia, NJ. Contact: sean@millworkandmore.com or


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



=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Is two a crowd when it comes to operating a CNC router?
Cutting back to one man is an appealing idea from
management's perspective, but keeping up with the machine
could be tough...

Think your door producer has a problem? Think again! If
you've got issues with scheduling of outsourced parts, the
problem may be your own. A little organization and
planning ahead could increase your own production, and
therefore your profit.

Polyester and epoxy may be the best materials for certain
repair jobs. But are they authentic enough for
conservation work?

Commercial work can really bring in the cash... But only
if you price jobs based on an accurate understanding of
your costs. Learn to track the details, and you're on your
way to confident estimating.

A profit sharing or incentive pay program may be designed
with the best intentions, for employee and employer both.
This article addresses the possible outcomes of such a
system, both positive and negative.

 From pile to saw, a panel must move. The machine operator
can muscle it... but a lift of some sort could also save
that man's back. Now, the question is: vacuum, or scissor?



=> Cabinetmaking Forum Technical advisor

Jon Elvrum is a well-known author and consultant to the
cabinetmaking industry. He has written numerous articles
on the 32mm cabinetmaking system and production
woodworking in general. Visit the Cabinetmaking Forum at:

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