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LEED Ban Proposed by U.S. Senator

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/31/2013 9:40PM

A ban on Federal funds for LEED building has been inserted in a transportation funding bill by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Wicker's intent isn't to promote use of non-FSC lumber, but to restrict Federally funded "green washing."


Wood Industry's Undocumented Workers

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/10/2013 7:48AM

The woodworking industry has a big stake in immigration reform; we should not be silent on the issue as the reform bill moves through the U.S. House of Representatives.


Can This Super Glue Work for Woodshops?

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/25/2013 11:01AM

A wood adhesive uses a new approach to bonding joinery. Eliminating water as a solvent, it is activated by salts contained in the wood fibers, and bonds in minutes. The challenge: users must cut tighter joints.


Cedar Surfboards Make Summer's Top 50

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/16/2013 7:53PM

For surfing, real wood boards bobbing back to the surface, making a summer Top 50 list. Grain Surfboards, in York, Maine, makes theirs of white and red cedar.




Should U.S.Cabinet Makers Copy Europe?

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/23/2013 8:11AM

A philsophy of design divides U.S. and European wood products manufacturers. Are the products we produce here really what Americans want?


How Tight to Clamp When Gluing Boards?

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/21/2013 6:00PM

What's the ideal pressure for manually clamping boards together? Extra tight or just somewhat tight?


More American Woodworkers Traipse to Europe for Ligna, interzum

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/18/2013 6:27PM

At global woodworking shows Ligna and Interzum 2013, the biggest surprise was how many Americans showed up.


LIGNA 2013 U.S. Visitors Up; Software, Technology 'Evolution'

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/10/2013 11:05AM

As LIGNA 2013 drew to an end, show managers celebrated the percent of visitors from outside Germany, though attendance was flat at 90,000. Multi-tasking machinery was prevalent, and evolved versions of LIGNA 2011 breakthroughs permeated many systems on display.


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