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In this issue:

=> Forest Products Laboratory Publications
(250 files added to WOODWEB's Knowledge Base)

=> Wood Processing Professionals Unite, Deliver Message to
(WMMA holds annual Public Policy Fly-In)

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

=> Auctions, Sales and Special Offers
(Industry deals area expanded to include auctions)

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


=> Forest Products Laboratory Publications

The Forest Products Laboratory has put out thousands of
publications. Recently, the WOODWEB staff handpicked 250
of these publications, selecting topics we believe our
readers will find of interest. They are now available at:

Here are four of our favorites:
Dry Kiln Operator's Manual
Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional
Method for Estimating Air-Drying Times of Lumber


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by

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=> Wood Processing Professionals Unite, Deliver Message to

On February 16, the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of
America (WMMA) held their annual Public Policy Fly-In that
drew more that 100 wood processing professionals to
Washington, DC. WMMA members and others emphasized that
this nationís future depends on manufacturing, and that a
strong manufacturing base requires policy-makers to scale
back the external costs that make it so expensive to
manufacture in the United States.


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
Accurate Technology:

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=> Knowledge Base Highlights

''Stupid Woodworker Tricks'' contains stories that will make
you chuckle and tales that will make you cringe. Most of
all, you'll be glad the main character isn't you... But
maybe, just maybe, you've made a mistake you wouldn't mind
sharing? If so, use the ''add information'' link at the top
of the page to tell your tale of accidental agony...

When almost all aspects of designing a run of frameless
cabinets are accounted for, one area remains unresolved -
where doors and panels meet. How much should a door
overlay an applied end panel... if at all?

What can be done to eliminate the time-consuming, tedious
nature of beaded face frame fabrication? Tools and
techniques for increasing efficiency are described here:

A quality installer deserves fair pay and reasonable time
to complete a job... but just who sets the standard, and
how? With so many possible procedures, and no solid
protocol, this is not an easy issue to clear up.


=> Auctions, Sales and Special Offers

For over two years, WOODWEB's Industry Sales and Special
Offers section has presented special deals to our visitors
offered by the industry's leading suppliers. We've
expanded that special sales area to include auctions and
changed its name to suit the new role. The Auctions, Sales
and Special Offers venue will list current on-line or
on-site machinery and materials auction events. Keep your
eye on this space if you're in the market for a bargain:


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

When your boss furrows his brow and says ''No freelancing!''
is his declaration reason or out of line? Both sides of
the story - employer's and employee's - are being explored
in this thread. Have you ever dealt with this issue? If
so, join in:

An installer report card is being prepared at the Cabinet
& Millwork Installation Forum. Help compile a list of the
top ten qualities an A+ installer embodies:

Safety and table saw use is the topic of discussion at the
Cabinetmaking Forum. Nothing like a story about a
14-year-old shop student losing three of his fingers to
set the tone. Safety devices, methods and attitudes are up
for review:

This inquiring shop owner wants to know: which is better -
one central dust collector, or several small ones? The
pros and cons of both systems are under debate:

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