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In this issue:

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

=> New Participants Announced for WIC 2005
(AWI and WCMA join the conference)

=> Finding Wood is Fast and Easy
(Get price quotes via email)

=> Paul Snyder Hard at Work
(Finishing Forum Technical Advisor contributes on many

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

=> ''Find the Dog'' Contest a Howling Success
(All pooches are in their places)


=> Hot Threads

By the way things sound at the Cabinet & Millwork
Installation Forum, there are about as many ways to
estimate an installation as there are to skin a cat. Do
you base your quote on expected time to complete, size of
job, or...? Let us know:

The technical term for the ghostly edges on this piece has
been established - ''blush.'' But what caused it, and how
can it be prevented? If you've battled blush in a finish
before, please join the discussion at:

Hmmm... If this thread focuses on DH kiln conditioning
without steam, why are the folks at the Sawing and Drying
Forum describing a Fry Daddy and a crock pot as useful
pieces of kiln equipment?  Curious? Read on:

Here's the addition: 2 layers of walnut veneer and 2 sides
of 2'' thick basswood stave core... Together, this equals
severe cracking in all 6 table tops. What gives?


=> New Participants announced for WIC 2005

Underscoring its importance as one of the industry's
premiere education and networking events, the
Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and the Wood
Component Manufacturers Association (WCMA) have announced
they will participate in the 14th Annual Woodworking
Industry Conference, and offer workshops, networking
sessions and other events to their respective members in
conjunction with the event.


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=> Finding Wood is Fast and Easy

WOODWEB and WoodPlanet offer a great FREE service to
our visitors. Tell us the lumber you're looking for,
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In no time, price quotes will arrive at your Inbox,
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have do is pick the best one. Click on the link below
to send a Request for Quote:


=> Paul Snyder Hard at Work

WOODWEB is pleased to host Paul Snyder as a technical
advisor at our Finishing Forum. Paul is a professional
finisher who works on a wide variety of projects ranging
from restoring furniture to high-end new custom cabinetry.

Using his background as a technical instructor in the
Navy, Paul has trained many apprentice finishers and is
developing a website,
as a learning resource for novice to advanced amateur

To read Paul's contributions and browse the Finishing
Forum, visit:


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

There is no iron hot enough, no face cream potent enough
to remove these wrinkles, which are appearing in a lacquer
finish as it cures. A prevention - rather than a patch -
is what's needed here.

When fisheyes suddenly appear in a finish that has always
been reliably flaw-free, where is blame laid? In an
employee's armpits, of course. It seems his recent
decision to try out a new deodorant is wreaking havoc in
the spraybooth...

Is it possible to change splines or ellipses to polylines
in AutoCAD? It sure is sweet when there's an easy answer.
This one eliminates a process that has proven to be
tedious and inaccurate.

Most customers understand the need of a small cabinet shop
to require a 10% deposit before kitchen cabinet
construction. Contractors, on the other hand, may balk at
the request. So... stand tough, or bend the rules - what
is a shop owner to do? 

Is your collection of pipe clamps a jumbled heap of
bruises and pinched fingers waiting to happen? Or maybe
just a hefty pile of poundage, begging to produce a
backache? If so, it's time to craft yourself a handy clamp
cart, similar to the

Creating tapered stop flutes can be a real pain. After
four hours of frustration, this router operator is fed up.
Is there a simple, easy answer to ease his angst?


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=> ''Find the Dog'' Contest a Howling Success

After eight weeks of drawings, we'd like to announce that
all the prizes have been awarded and all the hounds have
been found.

A big thanks goes to these companies, who provided over
$9,000 in prizes: Digi-Kit, FESTOOL, Finish Systems,

And congratulations to our winners:  Robert Greene,
Michael Roberts, Norman Crawford Jr., Dennis Miller,
Maurice Gourley, Sean Kelly, Greg Spinelli, Jon Dawson,
Michael Burian, Ed Miller, Tom Wickelhaus, Pat Andrews,
Elwood Hallet, John Fleet, John Roemmelt, Brian Harris,
Joseph Kendrick, and April Greves

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