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In this issue:

=> IWF 2008
(Post-show observances)

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

=> Video Pick
(Glue Machinery Corporation)

=> Industry News
(Mastercam Showcasing New Major Release at Northwest Wood

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

=> Veneer Forum Technical Advisor
(John Van Brussel)


=> IWF 2008

Traffic was lower at this year's International Woodworking
Fair than in past years, but most exhibitors we talked
with said woodworkers that attended the show seemed to be
in a buying mood. Current economic conditions may have
kept the show from meeting previously established record
levels, but the Fair generally exceeded exhibitor and
attendee expectations. - The Staff at WOODWEB


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

When OSHA comes knocking, you want to be prepared. Here,
shop owners discuss table saw dangers, practicality issues
with blade guards, and other safety equipment options.

This finishing tale about a tricky re-glazing job has a
happy ending... Glean some excellent tips and insights at:


Hiring a first class finisher can prove to be a difficult
task. This article discusses the process - from searching
to interviewing to keeping a good employee. 

Professional sawyers relate their experiences with scragg
mills. Just how much can these mills produce, and is there
hope of using them to turn poor product into profit?

Dedicated machinery to make more than one dowel at a time
is an unusual application. Here's a detailed thread on the
ins and outs of it.

A CNC is handy for dimensioning big, heavy, awkward pieces
accurately. But a shop-built router jig can also get the
job done...


=> Video Pick

Glue Machinery Corporation features videos on applications
that include hot melt roll coaters, a hot spray gun, and a
PUR cartridge hot melt spray gun. To view the videos,
click the link below, then scroll down to Glue Machinery
Corporation's video link:


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



=> Industry News

The Northwest Wood Expo 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 #800 at
the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma,
WA, November 13-14.


=> Hot Threads

How to construct a set of curved face frames? A host of
approaches, including laminating, kerf bending, and more
are under review at:

A client's request for a furniture set - each piece with
cylindrical legs - presents some design dilemmas. Help
create a construction plan for success at:

Business is booming, but this shop's 5-head moulder is
holding up the show. The less-than-perfect finish could be
in the tooling, could be in the technique. Potential
causes are being discussed:

Mysterious grey spots and streaks are marring this
otherwise bright, white maple lumber. Are the blemishes
caused by beetles, pressure, chemicals... or something
else? Read the Wood Doc's diagnosis to find out:

=> Veneer Forum Technical Advisor

John Van Brussel has 20 years of experience in
wood-related fields, with 12 years experience in technical
sales and support for veneer equipment and supplies. John
serves as Vice President of Veneer Systems, Inc. an
importer, distributor and manufacturer of veneer
equipment. He also completed the National Hardwood Lumber
Association hardwood lumber grading course in 1985. Visit
the Veneer Forum at:

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