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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Sapele bar room)

=> Industry News
(Biesse Group Launches New Manufacturing Plant in India)

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

=> Video Pick
(MLS Machinery USA, Inc.)

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

=> Value-Added Wood Products Forum Technical Advisor
(Steve Bratkovich)


=> Featured Project

One look at this sapele bar room and, like another Gallery
viewer, you may find yourself pulling on some comfy
slippers and pouring a single malt scotch... 


=> Industry News

Biesse SpA, the Italian Group leader in the manufacturing
of integrated machines and systems for wood, glass and
stone processing, has inaugurated its new manufacturing
plant in Nelamangala (Bangalore). The new Indian factory
serves Asian markets with Biesse’s world-class people,
high-quality standards, technological solutions and great
service team.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Not having the time to come up with an accurate estimate
can create a vicious cycle. The advice in this article
aims to end the run-around by helping you to efficiently
establish ballpark numbers for cabinet job proposals.

CNC routers can be tweaked for accurate dowel boring, but
a dedicated boring machine may be a better way to go.
Learn more about achieving perfect doweling at:

Want more out of your mill? Here, swing mill owners
discuss ways to modify their equipment for increased
flexibility of use.

This woodshop owner can't afford the time-tested and
well-trusted name brands of machinery he needs, but he
sees a workaround - importing his own machinery straight
from Asia. He takes a chance, and reports back on the

CAD pros kick around some ballpark draftsman productivity
numbers, and discuss the factors that affect efficiency.


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



=> Video Pick
MLS Machinery USA, Inc. features Fox Packaging Pallet
Wrapping Machine videos including: rotary arm,
orbital/bander, custom, manual, semi automatic, automatic,
and turn table pallet wrappers. To view the videos, click
on the link below, then scroll down to MLS Machinery's


=> Hot Threads

If you know what a Victorian barge is, you're ahead of the
game. And if you know if it's best to peg the joints on
one, your advice is definitely in demand at the Cabinet
and Millwork Installation Forum...

This shop's project manager insists that cabinet assembly
must come before edgebanding. Is he nuts? You decide:

No one wants to watch their ripsaw operator become a
living dartboard. After two seriously scary kickback
incidents, one shop seeks a solution to potential employee
skewering disasters...

The new owner of a Lumbermate 2000 is taking a snowy
season opportunity to research setup of this sawmill ahead
of time. Advice on all aspects - starting with the
foundation beneath the mill - is sought at:


=> Value-Added Wood Products Forum Technical Advisor

Steve Bratkovich retired from the U.S. Forest Service in
2007 with over 32 years as a forestry and forest products
specialist. He currently serves as Project Manager,
Recycling and Reuse, for Dovetail Partners Inc., a
Minneapolis based non-profit organization. Steve also is a
frequent contributor to forestry and wood products trade
journals and writes on topics such as marketing, business
planning, urban wood utilization and value-added

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