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In this issue:

=> WOODWEB Home Page Gets a Makeover
(Check out our Current Features)

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

=> Featured Shop
(JDO Corp.)

=> Video Pick
(Delta Machines)

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

=> Industry News
(Mastercam to showcase major release at IWF 2008)

=> Featured Project
(Curved kitchen island)

=> Stairbuilding at WOODWEB
(New categories announced)


=> WOODWEB Home Page Gets a Makeover

If you've visited WOODWEB's Home Page lately, you already
know that we've got a new look. All your old favorites are
still easily accessible, but now you will also find
Current Features listed in the center column, along with
images of some of the most recent highlights to hit
WOODWEB. Check it out at:


=> Hot Threads

Think you know how to calculate hardwood board footage?
Chances are, you're wrong... This in-depth conversation
with the Wood Doc sets things straight. Learn about the
complexities of calculating at:

What cutter would you recommend for flush trimming maple?
Patterns, passes, and cutter picks are all under review 

Advice is sought on the design of a vacuum table for an
older CNC. Your input on methods and materials for 
construction will get this machine sucking!

Given the wacky weather conditions these walnut doors will
live in, which construction method would you choose? Add 
your advice on building solid, stable doors at:

=> Featured Shop

JDO Corp. is a one-man operation specializing in custom
cabinetry, mantels, and entertainment centers in American 
Fork, Utah. Read about the business and view the shop at:


=> Video Pick

Delta Machines features a video showing assorted machinery
in operation. To view the video, click on the link below 
and scroll down to Delta's video link:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

A thick butcher block has a traditional look - but comes
without the traditional blood and fat to seal the surface.
How to construct an old-fashioned piece of furniture for a
contemporary home?

Creating smooth, clean seams is at the center of this
article on working with high pressure laminate. Learn
about the proper tools and techniques for the job:

Ever wondered what use B-72 acrylic has in furniture
restoration work? Get your answers on what some pros call
a coating "workhorse" right here:

What happens to Eastern red cedar when you stick it in the
ground? This investigation into the rot resistance of ERC 
- specifically of its heartwood and sapwood - focuses on
fence posts.

The scallop marks left by a brand new helical jointer head
turn one woodworker's smile into a frown... His tearout 
troubles are gone, but they've been replaced by a surface
that needs some serious sanding.


=> Industry News

IWF 2008 features the unveiling of a major development in
CNC Software’s Mastercam CAD/CAM software. Attendees will 
get a first look at Mastercam’s new Feature Based
Machining (FBM), as well as the Mastercam Router X3
release. Mastercam X3 will be showcased in booth #4413 at
the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, August


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

Ride the waves over to this impressive curved kitchen
island located at the Project Gallery. Details on the
bending, gluing, and finishing operations are covered


=> Stairbuilding at WOODWEB

Building stairs? Need tools? Find them in two new
categories, just added to WOODWEB's Product Directory:
and Video Library:

Find out how to promote your company on the Web.
If you're a supplier to the wood industry, visit WOODWEB's
Media Kit:
If you're a woodworking professional, visit the
Woodworker's Directory:

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