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In this issue:

=> Featured Shop

(Integrity Fine Furniture & Cabinetry)

=> Knowledge Base Highlights

(The latest additions to this growing resource)

=> Video Pick

(Alliance Millsoft)

=> Hot Threads

(A sampling of current forum discussions)

=> Featured Project

(Pallet wood cabinetry)

=> Adhesives Forum Technical Advisor

(Jeff Pitcher)


=> Featured Shop

The owner of a one-man shop in Canada describes how his

product developed from quilt racks to custom kitchens.

View pictures of his tidy shop, inside and out, plus spray

room and before and after shots of a complete kitchen



(To create your own Shop Gallery listing, click the "Post

Your Shop" link)


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Questions occasionally come up at the Veneer Forum on the

subject of jointing a straight edge on veneer. One

experienced pro has decided to step forward and provide

some answers - in the form of photos of the jigs developed

in his own shop.


The owner of a fledgling shop is looking forward to

gearing up for increased production, but wonders... Would

an entry-level CNC machine speed things up, or bog them

down by creating a bottleneck?


Resawing thin strips of poplar for jamb laminations has

become a tedious job. Could a frame saw come to the rescue

by dramatically decreasing resaw time?


"Drying Eastern Hardwood Lumber" is a 110-page publication

written by John M. McMillen and Gene Wengert. Efficient

and simplified processes are emphasized. Download the PDF

file at:


Tape measure inaccuracy may only amount to a sixteenth of

an inch off here and there, but the headaches this may

eventually cause? Colossal. Here's how to cope:


Without a well-considered system, assembling and gluing

staved columns can be slow. Advice and ideas combine here

to help take this task from plodding to productive...



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



=> Video Pick

Alliance Millsoft offers videos covering estimating of

millwork, casework, and mouldings. To view the videos,

click on the link below and scroll down to the "Alliance

Millsoft Estimating System Videos" link:



=> Hot Threads

The more this finisher attempts to match the color and

quality of samples his customers provide, the more

problems he encounters. Staining and glazing for

professional results are under discussion.


A CNC operator measuring the width of his router bits...

Is he off his rocker? Operators and manufacturers tackle

the topic of bit diameter, accuracy, and consistency.


A request for a generalized figure for drafting hours per

job leads to an in-depth discussion on the myriad of

factors that can affect the planning stages.


A set of MDF flat panel doors have warped badly.

Contributors at the Cabinetmaking Forum are sleuthing out

the cause and a possible solution.



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



=> Featured Project

The price tag on this

spalted-ash-and-assorted-tropical-species kitchen is under

$1000. The kitchen belongs to its cabinetmaker, which did

help keep costs down, but something else factored in...

all of the exotic lumber was recycled from pallets.


(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the

"Post Your Project" link)


=> Adhesives Forum Technical Advisor

Jeff Pitcher is vice-president of CP Industries in

Clifton, NJ. CP is a manufacturer and distributor of wood

adhesives in the Northeast. Although he was born into a

family that was active in the adhesives industry, he

entered the publishing industry after his graduation from

the University of Kansas. After spending several years

with Putnam Publishing and Random House, Jeff rejoined the

adhesives business in 1995 as marketing director for

Custom-Pak Adhesives in Newark, OH. A few years ago he

moved to New Jersey to run the operation there. Visit the

Adhesives Forum at:



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