Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Burgeoning shows are signs of a return to normalcy

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 May 2017 00:00

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“Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend. Come inside, come inside.”

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Stanley and Homag make big plans for the future

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

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Stanley Black & Decker recently completed its purchase of the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings Corporation.

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EPA formaldehyde rule might not see light of day

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s formaldehyde rule, scheduled to go into effect Feb. 10, was stayed for 60 days, the result of an executive order to hold off sending any new regulations to the Office of the Federal Register until they have been reviewed and approved by a newly appointed department or agency head.

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Cub Scouts, tools and my shop — what could go wrong?

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

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When I volunteered — or got drafted, depending on how it’s remembered — to lead my son’s Cub Scout den, I didn’t give much thought to future woodworking dilemmas. Then I experienced my first Pinewood Derby, which I wrote about last winter, and began to realize how woodworking and scouting can be intertwined.

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In 30 years, we’ve seen a lot and we’re just getting started

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

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It’s official. Woodshop News is 30 years old. I write this on the morning Donald Trump was elected president, so it seems rather trivial. But it’s certainly a milestone moment for my staff and co-workers. Thirty years is a long time to do anything and, to succeed in the publishing industry during that span, in my opinion, is rather remarkable.

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