Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

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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Stiles is breaking new ground with laser tool

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

todmug_newStiles Machinery recently demonstrated laser-welded edgebanding technology at its corporate facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. More than 200 special guests observed the company's Homag laserTec machine apply the patented two-layer Rehau LaserEdge edgebanding material by activating a color-matched polymer layer on the reverse side of the edgeband and welding it to the carrier board.

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Our industry is at an interesting crossroads

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

jennifer-_mugPatrick Edwards, this month's cover subject, deserves credit for being such a good sport for all of the interviewing, follow-up questions and photo sharing he endured throughout the publication process. During our interview, he pointed out several times that he knows he's not the "typical" Woodshop News shop. I gulped with a sense of guilt each and every time.

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Leaner IWF provided time to see everything

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

todmug_newOn with the show, this is it! Last month, I managed to work Sylvester the Cat into this column. This month, I present Bugs Bunny. I, of course, think I'm a genius.

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Our menu of offerings always aims to please

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

todmug_newI've got a little secret to share: We have a pretty good understanding of your reading habits when it comes to Woodshop News. There's hard data from readership surveys and Web stat reports, plus feedback from e-mails, phone conversations and - the most valuable source of all - face-to-face conversations with real readers.

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