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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Cherry study)

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

=> Video Pick
(Saw Trax Mfg.)

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

=> Industry News
(American Fabric Filter introduces Airflow-to-Cloth

=> Featured Shop
(Loh Woodworking)


=> Featured Project

The high-ceilinged cherry study in this listing looks fit
for a king. See how the panels were constructed - and how 
the whole project came together - right here:


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The eager sawmilling customer who wants to "help"... Sound
like a great way to make your day a little easier, or a 
lawsuit waiting to happen? You decide.

This article attempts to shed some light on one small
slice of the lending/leasing pie. Here's a look at the 
financial, tax, and business planning aspects of acquiring
major machinery through a lease agreement, compared to 
purchasing outright or securing a loan.

If the thought of painting a kitchen white causes you to
cower behind your already accomplished repertoire of stain
and clear-coat techniques, this article is for you. Though
paint can be less forgiving than stain, this advice may 
help you to conquer your next opaque finish...

Saggy shelves got you down? Here's an article that
brainstorms ways to stiffen up long-span shelves so they
can carry their loads in stride..

Are your designers downright slovenly when it comes to CAD
organization? Help them clean up their act with a 
straightforward process for standardizing and updating
title blocks.

The rules are the rules. Board-foot calculations are
handled differently for hardwood and softwood lumber
markets... The Wood Doc sets the record straight:


=> Video Pick
Saw Trax Mfg. features videos on industrial dust
collection, the uses of a laser Line on saw table machines
and panel saws, the uses of a stop and bar and tape, the
steps to install a spool and cord holder retraction mechanism
on a saw, Saw Trax's vertical panel saws and panel routers
and mat cutters, and much more. To view the videos, click
on the link below and scroll down to the Saw Trax
video links:


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



=> Hot Threads

A very hot topic at the CNC Forum serves as a warning:
electrical parts plus plenty of friction can equal fire...
and fast! Reading about this close call may inspire you to
review your shop habits.

A cabinet installer new to the world of high-rise
residential work seeks advice on avoiding unforeseen
problems. A variety of concerns are presented here, though
one is emphasized again and again... make sure you measure the service elevator.

This discussion is founded on the idea of increasing
quality while lowering cost through efficient,
systems-based business approaches. Whether you agree or disagree, you're invited to join the debate at:

Cabinetmakers discuss keeping their toes on the floor at
all times... Arched toe kicks can present a fussy problem 
when it comes to full contact on both ends. Join other
pros to share your system for ensuring a clean fit:


=> Industry News

American Fabric Filter Co. announces the addition of a new
tool to its website which allows you to compute the 
approximate size of the dust collector bag required to
attain the desired level of filtration. Learn more at:


=> Featured Shop

This 5,000 square foot, 10 employee shop in New Jersey
caters to the fashion district in New York. Check out
their setup and samples of some projects at:

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