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.



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.



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.



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.



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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