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In this issue:

=> WOODWEB's Computer Awards
(For the 4th year, high school students receive new PCs)

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

=> Lumber Buying Guide Updated
(Get current pricing for the US)

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

=> New Clamp Carrier from Quick Machinery Co.
(To be introduced at AWFS)


=> WOODWEB's Computer Awards

Thanks to the WOODWEB Computer Award, two Montrose Area
High School seniors will soon receive brand new PCs. This
annual award was initiated by WOODWEB and the Montrose Area 
School District to put computers in the hands of students
who would otherwise not be able to purchase a PC. This is
the fourth year the award has been given.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

One man's trash really is another man's treasure...
Sending your shop scraps to the dumpster may frustrate
your frugal side, but inventing a use for them may
simply be a waste of time. Read on: you'll find that
ideas abound on how to put ''garbage'' to good use.

Nothing makes a bookshelf look sadder than a sag. When
dealing with a long span, you may find these ideas helpful
in keeping your shelves stiff.

If a homeowner's cabinets are in decent shape but
desperately need a new look, simple replacement of
the doors and drawer fronts may be the answer. Can
cabinet refacing be a lucrative business for the small

This article discusses safety around the table saw. How do
you prevent kickback when cutting angles?

Navigating curved corners in a crown moulding job can be
tedious, to say the least. Read on to learn how some of the
pros deal with these rounded corners.

No installer wants to be responsible for a crack in the
customer's new marble floor... What is the safest way to
attach a kitchen island to stone?


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



=> Lumber Buying Guide Updated

WOODWEB's Lumber Buying Guide, providing hardwood lumber
pricing for the Eastern, Midwest and Western distribution
markets, has just been updated. Get the latest numbers at:


=> Hot Threads

Here's a trim job so tricky even a pro who makes a living
out of complicated millwork has found himself out of ideas.
Holding small parts together is the challenge... if you can 
provide some insight, chime in:

All other aspects aside, when comparing two CNC machines,
should weight come into the conversation? Could a few
hundred pounds possibly make a difference in production of

If you live in a hot, humid area, you know those hazy days
can make you feel droopy. But how does that humidity affect
your finishes, and how can humidity related problems be 

So you suspect your freshly milled lumber wants to behave
badly. It may be possible to control cupping, but how?
Allow the boards some freedom first, or flatten them down
early on?


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

Check out Accurate Technology Commercial ON LINE sales at
and Clearance/Close-Out specials at
on ProScale Digital measuring system products.

Exciting new Consumer products can be found at


=> New Clamp Carrier from Quick Machinery Co.

Quick Machinery Company will introduce their new 16.5'
Wide, 6-Section Clamp Carrier at the 2005 AWFS Fair in
Las Vegas. This new Clamp Carrier will allow smaller
woodworking and millwork shops to efficiently glue
material up to 16.5' long.

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