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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Dream Carts)

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

=> Sawing and Drying Directory
(Create your free listing today)

=> Featured Shop
(Reproduction chair and furniture business)

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

=> Video Pick
(Beaver Tools)


=> Featured Project

In this small "one man and a forklift" shop, an innovative
Dream Cart comes in handy. Designed in-house, these
electricity-equipped carts can easily be stacked or
joined. Even the shop dog stands by these...
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Wood finishing expert Ron Bryze explains the ins and outs
of wood bleaching in this two-page PDF:

A bad interaction between table saw and hand sparks a long
discussion on the use of splitters and guards in the shop.
Experienced saw operators explore the options for safety
accessories, and provide a good wakeup reminder for anyone
who's grown sloppy in their old age...

So you've got some sharp, young minds that are going
unchallenged in the shop... And some overpaid
subcontractors that are installing your work on the
jobsite. After connecting the dots, it seems clear you
need to train your promising employees in cabinet
installation. But how?

A cabinetmaker ponders pocket-screw drawer assembly, and
solicits advice on how he might make the switch from
dovetail joints.

Take a close look at tool-gripping technology in this
article on collet and chuck choices.


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
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=> Sawing and Drying Directory

Have you visited the Sawing and Drying Directory at
WOODWEB? Designed to help customers connect with local
Sawyers, Kiln Dryers, and Lumber Graders, this database is
growing every day. Because listings are organized by state
and zip code, visitors can quickly locate companies in a
specific region. It's easy to create a free listing at the
Directory - just visit:


=> Featured Shop

It doesn't take a large staff or spacious shop to make
this reproduction chair and furniture business work. See
what one man does with 750 square feet of floor space and
some basic woodworking machinery.
(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post
Your Shop" link)


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.

Exciting new Consumer products can be found at


=> Hot Threads

The topic of maximizing tool life and travel speed is
under discussion at the CNC Forum. Will speeding things up
also cool them down? Share your thoughts at:

This growing thread starts off considering the replacement
of a number of dedicated shapers with one Martin shaper,
for window sash fabrication. Conversation delves into many
aspects of machinery and tooling...

Many professional finishers agree: waterbased coatings
figure big in the future. Take a current look at the pros
and cons of waterbased technology at:

Simple misplacement, or sticky fingers... Something (or
someone) is responsible for the disappearing act 1500
dollars worth of tools does each year from this shop.
Short of micro-chipping each hammer handle, is there
anything that can be done to track tools, and keep them in
their places?


=> Video Pick

Beaver Tools offers tool demonstration videos from Bosch,
Litheon, Festool, Kreg, Sawtrax and Virutex. To view the
videos, click on the link below, and scroll down to Beaver
Tool's video link:

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