Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

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.



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.



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.



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.



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