Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

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.



Stiles plans to give back on its 50th anniversary

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

Stiles Machinery is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new video contest, which seeks to answer the question, “What will your teacher do for a free woodworking machine?”



Calendar is crowded with industry events

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

todmug_newThe year hasn’t gotten away from us yet. There’s still time to plan for a number of upcoming events important to the woodworking industry.



With progress, activism just isn’t what it used to be

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00

todmug_newIt’s 18 years ago and I’m a former sportswriter showing up for the first day on the job at your favorite woodworking magazine. I’m immediately assigned stories dealing with environmentalists protesting clear cuts, rainforest destruction and the like.



It’ll be a jam-packed year centered around AWFS

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

todmug_newAfter a great holiday break — is there anything better than being a dad at Christmas with a six-year-old? — the staff at Woodshop News is rested and ready for what we hope will be a prosperous 2015 for all.



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