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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop
(Millwork International)

=> WOODWEB Will Be There... Will You?
(IWF 2008 coming in August)

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

=> Video Pick

=> Ted Cushman Serves as WOODWEB Content/Gallery Editor
(From Harvard, to the Army... to WOODWEB!)

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

=> Featured Project
(Many-drawered maple kitchen)

=> Industry News
(IWF 2008 Announces Prize Drawings Totaling $105,000)


=> Featured Shop

Millwork International produces custom architectural work
in Central Florida. Take a virtual tour of their 62,000
square foot shop, from CNC machine to Opti-Sander and


=> WOODWEB Will Be There... Will You?

The countdown begins to the 2008 International Woodworking
Fair. You won't want to miss this show, one of the world's
largest for the furniture manufacturing, cabinetry,
architectural woodwork, moulding and millwork, custom and
general woodworking industries. Visit WOODWEB at IWF in
booth #B330, and we promise you'll have a *barking* good


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Stick a face frame on a frameless cabinet, and what have
you got? Some say an affordable alternative that is easy
to incorporate into the 32mm shop's system...

A request for an all-around-easy, environmentally-friendly
finish inspires a range of answers, delving much deeper
than the usual waterborne territory.

Spiral stairs throw a curve into otherwise straightforward
handrail fabrication technique. The advice in this article
ranges from CNC to hand carving...

A true black finish on a light maple floor... sound like a
challenge? Absolutely! But not an insurmountable one...

It's important to strike the perfect balance when
structuring a paid-time-off policy. Shopowners share their
solutions to rewarding good employees, without encouraging
too much absenteeism.

Cherry lumber is causing this flooring maker trouble at
the moulder... Plenty of solid advice on eliminating
tearout is offered up here:


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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* User Testimonials



=> Video Pick

Dispoz-A-Blade features a video of step by step
instructions on how to seat planer knives. To view the
video, click on the link below and scroll down to
Dispoz-A-Blade's video link:


=> Ted Cushman - WOODWEB Content/Gallery Editor

WOODWEB has many talented people on staff, and we'd like
to recognize Ted Cushman, who's been working hard
cataloging and editing our Knowledge Base, and developing
the interview process at our Gallery areas. Ted attended
Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, served for 4
years as a U.S. Army paratrooper, worked as a frame and
finish carpenter for 7 years, and then edited technical
and business feature articles while anchoring the news
desk at Hanley-Wood's Journal of Light Construction. Ted
now covers the homebuilding industry as a freelance writer
from his base in the hills of Western Massachusetts, where
he lives with his wife, psychiatrist Cynthia Cushman. Ted
and Cynthia have three sons (Jack, Adrian, and Isaiah).

To read the results of an interview Ted conducted at the
Sawmill Gallery, click here:


=> Hot Threads

Some shopowners claim times are tough... Others say, quit
your whining! This discussion explores creative ways to
kick business into gear by marketing yourself more

CNC scarf joints... If you've got experience with these,
join in with advice on making long skirt boards for a

Questions about blue stain and an overpowering vinegar
smell spark an in-depth discussion on drying red oak
successfully. Think blue stain is caused by a mold? Let
the Wood Doc set you straight:

After a quick and painless kitchen install using integral
kick bases, this cabinetmaker wonders why all the hoopla
over leg levelers. Anyone?

=> Featured Project

A classy set of maple cabinets is showcased in this post.
Find out how this drawer-intensive kitchen was crafted at:


=> Industry News

“The industry is going through some tough times and the
IWF Board of Directors has approved a promotion to award
up to $105,000 in prize awards to eligible IWF 2008
attendees through prize drawings. Prize awards may be
redeemed toward the cost of products purchased from
contracted authorized exhibitors at IWF 2008. This is a
great opportunity for industry members to buy new
products,” said Charles R. (Tommy) Tomkins, IWF 2008
Chairman and President of Cresent Fine Furniture Company,
based in Gallatin, Tennessee. 

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