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In this issue:

=> Find Images Fast at the Knowledge Base
(Camera icons and rating system now in effect)

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

=> Last Chance to Get "Fresh Wood, Volume 2"
(AWFS Fair Student Design Contest book on sale)

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

=> Paul Snyder Lends Input
(Finishing Forum Technical Advisor)


=> Find Images Fast at the Knowledge Base

Looking for a diagram of that solar kiln you're dreaming
of building? Some photos of unique staircases? Now, it's
easy to quickly determine which articles in WOODWEB's
Knowledge Base contain images - just look for the small
camera icon before any title in the list. We're also in
the process of rating the articles in the Knowledge Base.
You'll notice red stars - from one to five (five being the
best) - after many titles. Check out the recent
improvements at:


=> Hot Threads

In this complex set of cabinetry, a 99" tall box that
houses an oven, microwave, and warming drawer will sit up
against a phone desk. Is there a slick way to hide the 8
foot plywood seam on the side of the box, or can the seam
be avoided entirely?

This frustrated finisher keeps sanding through his black
stain. He fears he is being heavy-handed, but the problem
could lie in his finish schedule.

Drilling holes is the slow point in this hinge installer's
process. Is there an efficient solution that will speed
things up for shop owners with limited finances?

Any owner of a good dust collection system wants to keep
his equipment in working order. This thread discusses the
best methods for cleaning dirty filters.


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=> Last Chance to Get "Fresh Wood, Volume 2"

For those who have waited to order their copy of Fresh
Wood, Volume 2, the book featuring the outstanding
furniture of the AWFS Fair 2005 Student Design Contest,
the time has come. The pre-publication discount of $35.00
is available only until December 31, 2005. As of January
2006, the price raises to the retail rate of $45.00.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

A very proud sawyer shows off a massive maple log here...
and the spectacular figured lumber that he cut from it.

The search is on for a clear finish that will stand up to
the brutal weather that beats on an exterior door.

This "Planning Guide for Small and Medium Size Wood
Products Companies" provides steps on preparing strategic,
marketing, operating, financial, organizational and
business plans. This publication is authored by WOODWEB's
Value Added Wood Products Forum Technical Advisor Steve
Bratkovich, along with Jeff Howe.

Just how long does it take for a CNC machine to pay itself
off? It depends on quite a few variables, including the
initial investment, the type of work, and how many hours a
week the machine is in operation...

Ever wondered what the standard methods are for
establishing a salesperson's commission? This detailed
article covers the basics.

When this cabinet installer ran into an extremely
out-of-level room, he decided to install the kitchen to
match. When the homeowner complained, the installer
brought the matter to the forum. Was he in the wrong, and
if so, what must he do to set things straight?


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
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* User Testimonials



=> Paul Snyder Lends Input

Paul Snyder 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, http://www.furniturefinishwizard.com,
as a learning resource for novice to advanced amateur

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