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Cap, Gown and Caliper: Fine Woodworking in Academia Part 2 of 2

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 08/12/2014 1:22PM

A look at the role facilities play in the academic experience and the associated opportunities for woodworkers: Part 2 of 2


Cap, Gown and Caliper: Fine Woodworking Design in Academia-Part 1

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 08/05/2014 1:22PM

A look at the role facilities play in the academic experience and the associated opportunities for woodworkers: Part 1 of 2


A Look at Inferior Windows, Wood Products, and T-Shirts

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 06/09/2014 2:18PM

A look at the sources contributing to the decline in quality spanning all types of products including windows, floor coverings, wood alternatives, and T-shirts


Why Did I Go FSC? Because Business is Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 06/04/2014 4:14PM

I was forced to pursue an FSC certification since Re-View was selected to manufacture historic window replicas for a LEED gold university project. To secure a precious point towards a gold standing, the project demanded all wood be FSC




Take Some Sage Advice from Olympics Snowboard Champ

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/12/2014 4:27PM

I was absolutely blown away by the winter Olympics men’s slopestyle event this past weekend when American Sage Kotsenberg secured a gold medal. As a middle-aged snowboarder, what really impressed me was the attitude of the victor.


Raising the Bar, in Sports, and Construction Projects

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 01/09/2014 9:14PM

As I was watching the Florida State/Auburn NCAA football title game Monday night, I reflected upon the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system of ranking the teams.


OSHA Should Know It's None of Their Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/04/2013 3:47PM

To succeed as a business owner these days you've got to be optimistic. That is why I found it strange that I was so discomfitted by waiting in the conference room at the regional OSHA office.


Pension Programs in Sorry State

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/01/2013 3:47PM

After healthcare, another issue weighing on me is pensions. Our union affiliations across the country inform us of the precarious conditions of the local union pension plans.


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