Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

An eye-opening look at a brighter future

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

todmug_newMuch to my surprise — and delight — I walked into an honest-to-goodness professional woodworking shop on a recent visit to Norwich Technical High School in Norwich, Conn.

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Industry will see more CNC innovation in 2012

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

todmug_newSmall woodworking shops were introduced to CNC machinery about 10 or 15 years ago. For most, the cost was prohibitive. For others, the thought of a robot doing their work was unsettling. But then the virtues of CNC machining began to catch on: incredible accuracy, repeatability — no lunch breaks!

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Handy resource guide is at your fingertips

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

todmug_newOur annual Black Book Resource Guide accompanies this issue. It’s a definite keeper, providing a handy reference for your tool, machinery, material and other supply needs.

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Here’s to 25 great years and a world of change

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

todmug_newIt’s a milestone moment for Woodshop News as we’ve now published for more than a quarter of a century.

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Resolution on SawStop is just around the corner

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

todmug_newTime flies. It’s been 11 years since the SawStop safety device for table saws was introduced at IWF 2000 in Atlanta. And after 11 years we’re still debating whether a device that can prevent serious injury is proven technology, and whether our free market system should let consumers decide if they want a saw with this technology or if it should be mandated by the government.

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