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In this issue:

=> Carolinas Expo To Be Held February 17 & 18
(Learn what to expect and how to register)

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

=> Visit Our Virtual Library
(Browse the Bookstore and Newsstand)

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

=> The Wood Doc Continues His Valuable Input at WOODWEB
(Dr. Gene Wengert serves as Technical Advisor at three


=> Carolinas Expo To Be Held February 17 & 18

The Carolinas Expo is fast approaching. With more than
200,000 square feet of new opportunities, the Greensboro
Coliseum Complex offers state-of-the-art facilities for
exhibitors and guests alike. More than 6,000 attendees
will be looking for new products and services to help them
grow. To learn more about the show and registration, click

To get a little inside info on what to expect, check out
our Industry News, where you'll find plenty of reports on
what exhibitors will be displaying and demonstrating.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by:
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=> Hot Threads

Professor Gene Wengert is conducting a math class at the
Commercial Kiln Drying Forum. Through three basic
equations, he explains how wood dries in a conventional
drying operation, and then entertains questions and
comments from Forum visitors... Join in:

If you like puzzles, you're gonna love this thread,
entitled ''Molding Conundrum.'' This configuration is
impossible to describe, so you'll have to see the pictures
for yourself in order to understand the problem. Perhaps
you can help piece this one together.

This sloppy radial arm saw just won't cut square... Is
out-of-whack the nature of this beast, or can proper
adjustments and maintenance tame this machine into making
perfect cuts?

A fickle-hearted customer has changed her mind... An
antique-style finish was once her desire, but now nothing
but a stain will do. How can this fed-up finisher cope
with the green and white poplar, which won't take stain


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> Visit Our Virtual Library

Browse through the stacks without leaving the comfort of
your computer desk! You'll find descriptions and links to
key woodworking industry trade magazines here:
and an extensive list of cabinetmaking, furniture design,
boatbuilding, forestry and wood engineering books for sale
at discount prices here:
Under ''Primary Wood Processing,'' see a list of recommended
reading compiled by Forum Technical Advisors Gene Wengert
and Steve Bratkovich.


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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

It may seem curious that a finishing style calls for the
abuse of brand new, finely crafted pieces so they appear
damaged with age, but antiqued finishes are ever-popular.
This article covers milk paint and more, with advice on
how to hone your skills so that your distressing is
sensitive and realistic, rather than brutal and ''bear

More on distressed finishes here. Interested in achieving
centuries-old surfaces in a matter of hours? Read on:

This draftsman is making his way through a maze of options
when it comes to drafting doors in CAD. Other designers
have stepped in to lead the way, sharing their preferred

A thousand questions come into play when beginning a
business, particularly how to handle the financial end of
the business. Is it possible to determine how much one
will lose (or make) in the first year? And just what
information is it prudent to show the loan officer?
Responses to these questions and more can be read at:

This article is short and sweet, but despite its title,
there's no mention of cookies within. In ''What Is Chip
Load?'', chip thickness and knife progression are brought

Where have all the good finishers gone? This employer
can't find anyone with the drive or interest to dive into
a promising career in his shop. Methods of recruitment -
and the reasons why trades people may be dwindling in
numbers - are the focus here.


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=> The Wood Doc Continues His Valuable Input at WOODWEB

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 Forums at which Dr. Wengert serves as Technical
Sawing and Drying:
Value Added Wood Processing:
Commercial Kiln Drying:

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