Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Report shows no quick fix for U.S. housing woes

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

todmug_newAs President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders battle over spending cuts and ways to someday make a dent in the country's $14 trillion debt, recovery from the Great Recession continues at a pace that no one in the wood industry can be happy about. And while economic forecasts for 2011 begin with a bit of good news, they inevitably return to the theme that the crisis is far from over.

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Brian Caldwell 1954-2011

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

todmug_newBrian Caldwell was my friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. We were a couple of sports fans who probably spent too many years covering high school teams for a group of Connecticut weeklies, long before either one of us had even heard of Woodshop News.

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Delta brand enters new independent arena

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

todmug_newIf you've missed the breaking news originating in our weekly e-newsletters, perhaps you're just learning that Delta Machinery was sold and many of the big machinery manufacturers will exhibit at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, which is this year's major trade show.

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More bang for your buck in Las Vegas this year

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

todmug_newIf you've been on the fence about attending the AWFS fair and The Furniture Society's annual conference, this could be the year. Both events will be held simultaneously in Las Vegas.

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Never shortchange your health and safety

Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

Each month, at the bottom of this page, there is a safety warning promoting the use of blade guards, push sticks and eye protection. After visiting hundreds of shops, I can honestly say it is a rare occurrence to see a blade guard installed. Other safety devices have also been banished. But it's bad practice because these devices exist for a good reason: to protect your health and safety.

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