Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

An even more uncertain future is on the horizon

Written by John English Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

john_englishCloning is a frightening concept. The first thought one has is of human cloning, which is currently in debate over ethical concerns related to reproduction and also embryonic stem cell issues. For woodworkers, cloning trees rather than humans is a lot less complicated.



Sifting through some journalistic sawdust

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

With the AWFS fair over and done, it’s time to empty my reporter’s notebook of a few recent news items:



Some sights to behold (and one not to) in Las Vegas

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

todmug_newWhat happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? I think not. Our post-show coverage of the 2013 AWFS fair begins on Page 9 with reaction from the show’s producer, exhibitors and attendees. The consensus is it was a good show for an industry that has wallowed in the recession for too many years.



A longshot pays off and a new shop rises

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

todmug_newIt’s been a good day. Not my best, mind you, ranking far behind the day I met my wife, the day my son was born, the 15 days I went to Jimmy Buffett concerts and the day I watched college basketball at the ESPN studios and met Dick Vitale in the men’s room. But it’s still a pretty darn good day.



EPA rules seeks new limit on formaldehyde in wood

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

todmug_newThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two rules in May to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical formaldehyde, consistent with a federal law passed by Congress in 2010.



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