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In this issue:

=> The Project Gallery
(Display your work at WOODWEB)

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

=> Sawing and Drying Forum Technical Advisor
(The Wood Doctor Gives Advice)

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

=> Industry Sales and Special Offers
(Dirt Bags on sale!)


=> The Project Gallery

The WOODWEB programmers have just put the finishing
touches on The Project Gallery, an area where professional
woodworkers can post examples of their work. 

The Project Gallery allows woodworkers to display multiple
images of projects, along with comments that describe each
image. Projects suitable for the Gallery include completed
jobs, jobs in progress, your shop layout, shop techniques,
installation tips, solutions to problems... if you have
images that illustrate a professional woodworking
situation, they may very well make up a suitable project.

To view a sample project, or to display your own, visit
the Project Gallery at:


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=> Hot Threads

A successful custom millwork company is looking for a
little direction in life. They'd like to bust out of the
local market and go national via the Internet. Does the
grass look a little greener than it really is on the other
side of the screen, or could this new pasture really be
more profitable? The discussion is thriving right here:

This thread focuses on fabrication of solid surface tops,
specifically the glue used to attach the buildup. Might
your choice of adhesive be affecting the integrity of your
product? If you've got an opinion on how the highest
quality can be attained, join in:

You may be familiar with the beauty of beech's
cream-colored wood and how it's used in the modern market.
But do you know the role it can play in brewing beer?
Professor Gene Wengert will enlighten you... Cheers!

The search is on for the perfect system of attaching
bookcase/countertop combos in entertainment centers. If
you'd like to share your methods, or get some creative
ideas from others, check out this conversation:


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=> Sawing and Drying Forum Technical Advisor

Dr. Gene Wengert is Professor Emeritus in Wood Processing,
Department of Forestry, at the University of Wisconsin
(Madison). He frequently contributes to trade journals
serving the primary lumber processing industry, and is
president of The Wood Doctor's Rx, LLC, through which he
provides educational and consulting services to lumber
processing firms. 

Visit the Sawing and Drying Forum at:


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

With the potential to cut 100,000 board feet of lumber
from the family farm, this soon-to-be sawyer has many
concerns about the equipment he'll need to harvest and dry
his product, not to mention the logistics of setting up a
sawmill business and kissing his current six-figure salary
goodbye. Read on:

This piece covers many aspects of the startup spray finish
operation. From shop setup to finish selection to safe
disposal of hazardous waste, quite a range is discussed here:

Wondering how to convert lines to polylines? Put your CAD
hat on and come on in - specific instructions are provided:

Cabinet construction - specifically, how backs are
attached - is the focus of this article. Cabinetmakers
contribute details on the materials and methods they use
in their shops.


=> Industry Sales and Special Offers

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