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What's on the Mind of the Woodworker? Job Satisfaction

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/19/2014 12:14PM

Woodworkers are famously good at arithmetic, but not always so good at making a profit. Why do many woodworkers work so hard for so little? Because there are other satisfactions in the job.


Woodworker Casting Call: Star in Cabinets & Closets Expo Videos

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/04/2014 12:47PM

Woodworkers that stop by Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014 can start on the road to fame with a video interview at WoodworkingNetwork. Take the mike, talk to right the camera, or sit for a q&a with your hosts, Bill Esler and Josh Greenberg.


Utopia Needs Woodworkers, for Fox TV Reality Show

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/01/2014 4:47PM

Woodworkers could land a role in building a brave new world. FOX TV is launching a reality television show, “UTOPIA," and issued a casting call for woodworkers, builders, and architects among other skills.


Kickstarting Wood Business: How They Did It

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/28/2014 11:52AM

Woodworking businesses are turning to crowdfunding - finding money online to launch a new wood product. At Cabinets & Closets Expo we'll tell how they did it, with real-life case studies.




Top Wood Worker Academy Award Winner: 12 Years a Slave

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/03/2014 3:06PM

In the powerful personal saga, '12 Years a Slave,' 19th century practices in saw mills, woodworking and carpentry are revealed along the road to a much larger story.


4 AXYZ On-Demand Furniture Printing Technology

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/26/2014 11:10AM

3D printing of real wood furniture is in the offing, says 4 AXYZ, a start-up that has developed a proprietary process for producing high quality, real-wood products formed from solid wood.


Mass Customized Cabinetry Will Challenge Custom Cabinetmakers

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/21/2014 9:14AM

Large cabinet manufacturers retooled in the downturn. At KBIS 2014 they showed designers how they manufacture from automated order intake, speed turnaround, build in LED lighting, and size cabinets in 1/4-inch increments to fill the space "just so." Can custom shops compete?


Great Idea - Free Tech Training & Associate Degrees in Tennessee

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/10/2014 7:54AM

A proposal for free technical training and community college is a great idea. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's proposal last week addresses a key issue for today's workers: too much education, not enough job-relevant training.


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