Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

It just got harder to see forest through the trees

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

todmug_newDid you know the world has more than 3 trillion trees? No, I didn’t count them. But a new Yale University study did, using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories and supercomputer technologies to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level.



AWFS had exhibitors singing its praises

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

todmug_newThe woodworking industry enjoyed its moment in the sizzling sun of Las Vegas in July, staging a successful AWFS that featured nearly 600 exhibitors and a slew of new products.



New and improved vs. old and reliable

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

todmug_newThis is how I know the economy has improved: my e-mail is full of new product announcements.



Top 10 reasons to book that flight to Las Vegas now

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

todmug_newIn a nod to David Letterman, here’s my Top 10 list of reasons to attend the 2015 AWFS fair in Las Vegas:



Festool’s German production leaves little room for error

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

todmug_newI’m told that German beer — which according to the Reinheitsgebot (“purity decree”) can only be made from water, hops, malt and yeast — does not produce a hangover. After extensive testing, I can say this is mostly true. But the rules change when you throw on your lederhosen and head to a beer festival in Stuttgart.



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