Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Two is better than one when seeing IWF 2012

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

todmug_newSeeing all that IWF 2012 in Atlanta has to offer is a challenge. While it’s possible to walk the show floor in a single day, the strategy doesn’t allow for much meaningful interaction with exhibitors. It’s like going to Disneyland and skipping the rides.



On-the-job lessons give us all a chance to learn

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 September 2012 00:00

todmug_newI’ve recently spent the better part of two weeks on a job site, namely my rental property, where I was joined by a parade of tradesmen.



Don’t pick this year to skip IWF in Atlanta

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 20 August 2012 00:00

todmug_newI have my hotel room reserved and a plane ticket bought for Atlanta. How about you?



Green is the new black in most woodshops today

Written by John English Monday, 16 July 2012 00:00

28_John_EnglishBecause a woodshop’s primary material grows naturally, our first instinct is to think of woodworking as a fairly green industry. But everything from sheet goods to finish has an environmental impact, and a shop that would like to lighten its footprint on the planet has a lot of options. Going green also makes a lot of sense from a business stance.



Don’t let an economic uptick leave you behind

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

todmug_newEach spring, the movers and shakers of the woodworking industry gather at a resort to be briefed on the economy and to network and enjoy some fun in the sun. This year’s Woodworking Industry Conference, held May 2-4 in Delray Beach, Fla., had a very positive feel as the industry appears to be finally on the road to recovery after a deep recession. In between golf and fishing outings, cocktail parties and association board meetings, some significant news was made.



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