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In this issue:

=> Featured Project
(Curved deck)

=> Software Connection
(Solid Edge: Free 2D)

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

=> Video Pick

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

=> Industry News
(Stiles Education publishes 2009 course catalog)


=> Featured Project

Check out this fine example of a SketchUp project taken
from digital design to completed construction. Images
aimed at client and builder detail what the curved deck
should look like, and how it should be framed.


=> Software Connection

Solid Edge: Free 2D combines core modeling and process
workflows, a focus on the needs of specific industries,
and fully integrated design management for error-free,
accurate design.


=> Knowledge Base Highlights

Want your shop to run like a well-oiled machine, rather
than a series of squeaky wheels? Cabinetmakers offer
advice on how to set up efficient workflow for cranking
out doors in a three-man operation.

This article includes speculation, theories, and facts
about why wood flooring and some door jamb stock is
usually milled with grooves in the underside or back side.


On one end of the spectrum, there's what you can get away
with... and on the opposite end, there's the Architectural
Woodworking Institute's quality certification standards.
Members of this shop are conflicted about which end to aim

Woodworkers - along with the Wood Doctor - consider the
potential problems with moisture movement of panels made
with oak resawn to 1/8-inch thickness and laminated onto
1/2-inch solid oak cores.

From Rockler Woodworking, this introduction to the
important characteristics of various saw blade types
includes plenty of illustrations to help you understand
the intricacies of tooth configuration, hook angle, kerf
width and more.

The boss is struck with a brilliant idea: changing your
status from an employee to a subcontractor, to save him
some dough. What could this mean for you? A host of
unsavory possibilities present themselves here...


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
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=> Video Pick

NPO BARS features videos demonstrating sawmill and
cross-cutting machines. To view the videos, click on the
link below and scroll down to NPO BARS video link:


=> Hot Threads

An ultra-modern staircase design calls for creative
construction. Add your input on whether to work with
what's already on site, or start from scratch on this
one-of-a-kind project.

This shop recently added a real PSI-pig: a new CNC router.
Is there a way to pump up the compressor's capabilities,
so the CNC has plenty of pressure?

How do you build and install full height uppers? The
fridge cabinet in this kitchen will be a tight fit, so
some extra figuring comes into play.

This pre-cat lacquer was once Old Reliable. Why the
dramatic cracking in the cured finish now? Sleuth it out

=> Industry News

Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to release the 2009
edition of the Stiles Education course catalog. Stiles
continues to work towards a positive impact on the
industry’s most valuable asset: personnel. New to the 2009
course catalog are two Heian EG classes (CR107 Heian EG
Router Programming, Operation & Preventative Maintenance
and CR507 Heian EG Router Maintenance) as well as Solid
Wood Technologies courses related to high-speed moulders
and rip saws.

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