Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

Letters to the Editor: SawStop mandate would hurt woodworkers

Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

Editor’s note: Woodshop News received an unsolicited position paper from the Power Tool Institute on July 22 in regards to SawStop founder Stephen Gass’s petition before the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Since this issue has been repeatedly debated in Woodshop News, and PTI had previously made few public comments, the decision was made to publish a portion of the paper as an opinion piece.



Online marketplace supports sales of high-end work

Written by Steve Marks Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00

08_news_deskIf you thought Etsy, the e-commerce website for handmade and vintage items, was just tie-dyed T-shirts and bead necklaces, you should take another look — especially if you are a woodworker. Adam Brown, press manager at Etsy, reports that “there are currently almost 18,000 items for sale in the furniture category.” And they are not schlock, unless you consider $15,000 tables and high boys junk.



Bunk bed program spans North America

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00


Jim Rees, president and founder of 1-800-BUNKBED, offers home-based moneymaking opportunities for woodworkers. Hundreds of individuals have taken up the opportunity to run their own territory, with business locations in most U.S. states and all of Canada.



Companies honored with Sequoia awards

Monday, 29 August 2011 00:00

10_news_desk_1Nine companies won Sequoia New Product Awards at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry.



Strong crowds buoyed spirits at AWFS fair

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00


Two years ago at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, tumbleweed was seen floating down a vacant aisle. The reports couldn’t be verified, but it was entirely possible given the low turnout and a woodworking industry mired in a dismal economy.



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