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In this issue:

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

=> Delta Offers Cash Rebates and More
(Now through the end of the year)

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

=> New and Improved Job Opportunities Exchange
(Finding employers, employees easier than ever)


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

The virtual stacks of WOODWEB's Knowledge Base have
swelled to house over 2,250 articles. Here is a handful of
the latest additions:

A business relationship involving outsourcing can easily
become strained. When you send a design and drawing firm
the material for your next job, take preventative measures
to make sure you get back the drawings you expect. These
tips just may make communication a breeze:

The problem: the employee, though reliable and steady, has
demonstrated some rather bad traits in his first month of
work. The solution: a) fire him, or b) invest some time
and effort in him. Some insist he deserves more than 30
days to prove himself, others fear he's had plenty of
time. Decide for yourself...

You're installing a built-in over the customer's very nice
carpet... do you cut and re-tack yourself, hire a carpet
professional to do the cleanup, or just install the
cabinetry over the rug? There are pros and cons to each of
the options.

When nested plywood parts move around as they're being
machined, some part of the process is not functioning
properly. Is a more powerful vacuum pump needed, or would
a simple change in technique solve the problem?

A curved, free-standing staircase calls for some
specialized methods. In this case, the questions are about
bending thin and thick stock and constructing sturdy

WOODWEB has just added a number of ''Custom Woodworking
Business Magazine'' articles by Mac Simmons to the
Knowledge Base. Here is a sampling:
Four Decorative Finishes
Glazes: Adding Art to Finishes
'Factory Finishes' for the Small Shop
Spatter Finishes and Faux Solid Surfaces


This issue of the WOODWEB Update is sponsored in part by
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=> Delta Offers Cash Rebates and More

Delta Machinery is currently offering great cash rebates
on a dust collector and collection canister, and free
equipment with machinery purchases. Learn more at:


=> Hot Threads

Ever encounter the troublesome task of sanding wood with
grain related differences in hardness and softness? This
thread at the Cabinetmaking Forum seeks tricks for
achieving a smooth, even finish on mahogany.

For this window manufacturer, the production of grills in
two steps - on the router, then the shaper - seems less
than efficient. Does switching the entire process to the
router make sense?

If you use a winch to load large logs into your trailer,
tell us about your system at the Sawing and Drying Forum:


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



=> New and Improved Job Opportunities Exchange

WOODWEB's Job Opportunities Exchange has been radically
revised and greatly improved. It's now easier than ever to
find employees and employers.

You'll find a more intuitive, user-friendly interface and
improvements to nearly every aspect of the Exchange.
Listings can be sorted by type, location, description, or

Find out how to promote your company on the Web.
If you're a supplier to the wood industry, visit WOODWEB's
Media Kit:
If you're a woodworking professional, visit the
Woodworkers Directory:

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