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In this issue:

Kiln Poll

Do you own and use a kiln? Let us know with a couple of clicks at
our latest WOODWEB Poll. The poll results will be displayed immediately.

At WOODWEB's new Poll Center, you can cast your vote in
current surveys, then view the results of past surveys. It's not
too late to vote in the Smart Phone poll or the Faceframe vs.
Frameless poll.

Featured Project

The solid maple countertops in this post sparked an interesting
discussion on accommodating wood movement in a critical situation.

Hot Threads

The Wood Doc will provide a sawing class... Now all that's needed
is a classroom, a sawmill, and some students. Help nail down a
location at:

How to evaluate the condition of a helical carbide cutterhead before
purchasing a used planer is the question here. Add your input at:

Clients are accustomed to whipping out their credit cards to pay for
day to day purchases. Should you consider credit card sales? Pros and cons are
under review in this discussion.

What is the essential equipment for a super-efficient shop? A list of
must-haves for steady, smooth production is growing at the Business
and Management Forum:

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Featured Member Profile

Check out the Project Gallery listings that Brian Thomsen has contributed to,
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Video Pick

TigerStop features two product demo videos on their Stop/Gauge and pusher
systems: TigerStop and HandyOpt. To view the videos, click on the link
below and scroll down to TigerStop's 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 accessories

Web highlights:
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    Knowledge Base Highlights

    Termites and high humidity... could they create the perfect storm of
    cabinet destruction? This article tackles building cabinets that will not
    be devoured by ravenous insects.
    http://www.woodweb. com/knowledge_base/TermiteResistant_Cabinet_Materials.html

    Face frame or frameless: which is easier to install? Each type has its
    pros and cons. To make the best time with frameless, use the whole
    system for hanging as well as building.

    The pros (more jobs) and cons (too many jobs!) of working with
    independent sales reps are discussed here, including thoughts on
    the compensation schedule.

    How do you describe the cabinet styles you offer to customers in
    simple, understandable, and attractive language?

    A closet contractor struggles to make his standardized shop system
    compatible with specs for a commercial job, and takes a close look
    at established 32mm systems.

    Traditional wax finishes such as beeswax or carnauba wax can last
    for many years if not exposed to wear or chemicals. This article
    gets specific...

    Recent Additions to the Woodworkers Directory

    The following companies recently created free web pages at the
    Woodworkers Directory. Create yours at:

    Prestige Railings and Stairs Ltd.

    Carlton Cabinets

    Lambda Farm

    Murphy Beds of Florida

    Industry News

    Osborne Wood Products is pleased to announce an expansion of their
    popular line of metal corbels. The metal corbel line was introduced in
    response to customer requests for metal components that would mix
    well with wood cabinetry and reflect the current design trend toward
    mixed materials in cabinet work. Learn more at:

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