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In this issue:

=> Featured Sawmill
(Middle Valley Lumber LLC)

=> Industry News
(Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge Natural Veneer

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

=> Featured Project
(Quartered cherry kitchen)

=> Video Pick

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

=> Featured Shop
(Fever River Log & Lumber LLC)


=> Featured Sawmill

Middle Valley Lumber LLC, a logger-sawyer partnership in
Long Valley, NJ, performs custom sawing on their bandsaw 
and double powerhead chainsaw mill. See the sawing and
skidding in action at:
(To create your own free listing, click the "Create Your
Sawmill Listing" link)


=> Industry News

Veneer Technologies announces the judges for the 2008
Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge competition, which aims
to reward excellence in the use of natural veneer and wood
products through cash awards and other recognition for 
student designers as well as the entire supply chain
including craftsmen, distributors, and distributor sales 


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

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=> Hot Threads

A strong adhesive that will absorb some stress from wood
movement is sought for snare drum shells. Though slimmer 
stock might make this project easier to pull off, the
acoustics cannot be sacrificed...

Making the switch from employee to subcontractor is under
careful consideration at the Business and Management 
Forum. The pros are obvious for the general contractor,
but are the cons overwhelming for the employee?

Upside-down and backwards... That's where this discussion
on the proper way to cut a complex piece of crown moulding
begins. Add your ideas at:

Cabinetmakers are collaborating on some virtual frameless
cabinet construction. The objective is to optimize: boil 
this base cab down to the most material-efficient version


=> Featured Project

This sleek cherry kitchen showcases elegant Asian-style
sliding doors. Other highlights include lock-mitered 
shelving walls and a Vermont slate countertop.
(To create your own Project Gallery listing, click the
"Post Your Project" link)


=> Video Pick

CNCROUTERSTORE.com features assorted Thermoformer videos
showing the Sencorp, Brown, and Stairview MIII models in 
action. To view the videos, click on the link below, then
scroll down to the CNCROUTERSTORE.com video link:


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



=> Knowledge Base Highlights

WOODWEB's Knowledge Base has just passed another
milestone, with over 6,000 wood-industry articles now
archived. Got a question? Get the answers! Just enter
your keywords into the search field at the top right
of any page at WOODWEB, and choose "Knowledge Base"
from the drop-down list. Here are a few of our most
recent additions...

Scribing a mantel to a rough stone fireplace sound like a
tedious task? Perhaps, but for the discriminating client, 
nothing short of a perfect fit will do. Here's how to
achieve a wood-to-stone match that looks like it grew that

It's not often we broach a steamy subject here at
WOODWEB... But this article on bending wood does just
that. Steambending of walnut stock is discussed in depth,
including the construction of your own steaming

Can ripping and re-gluing limit wood's tendency to cup?
The Wood Doc chimes in to set the record straight.

A mystery is unlocked in this article about secret doors
and hidden rooms. The key to success is exemplary 
craftsmanship and extra-hefty hardware.

An unseemly bulge in a brand new porch ceiling sparks
controversy over traditional construction techniques. Pros
engage in a polite debate on the causes of moisture and
swelling issues.

Finishing expert Ron Bryze shares this five-star article
on "the fun stuff" - creating artistic effects. 
Illustrations and directions cover techniques from
striated finishes to frottage...


=> Featured Shop

Take a virtual tour of the shop floor at Fever River Log &
Lumber LLC, a Wisconsin business specializing in custom 
cabinetry and log home components. View pictures of their
equipment... and learn what a German peeler is.
(To create your own free listing, click the Post Your Shop
Listing" link)

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