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Is There Anything Better than a Wooden Boat?...

By Chuck Ray Posted: 09/19/2014 10:41PM

I found myself wondering, as I toured Giesler Boat Builders factory in Powassan, Ontario.


How Man Conquered the World...Using Wood

By Chuck Ray Posted: 09/12/2014 10:37PM

Here's another Friday week-ender, this time from the creative folks at The Danish Wood Initiative.


Rare Reading: Hough's American Woods

By Chuck Ray Posted: 08/29/2014 10:30PM

Kim Steiner made me aware of a most unusual opportunity for the discriminating wood/book collector.


More on Wood Products Employees, Employment, and Life

By Chuck Ray Posted: 07/27/2014 2:37PM

The first message to wood products companies looking to hire future superstars is, get out there and develop your own educational message, and compete for those young hearts and minds.




On Woodworking Education, Employee Loyalty and Life

By Chuck Ray Posted: 07/09/2014 12:49PM

I've spent a lot of time recently with companies that are trying to figure out how to deal with employee recruitment and retention issues.Woodworking educator Dean Mattson offers an interesting spin to this dilemma.


Bill Maher and Mike Rowe Discuss What Dirty Jobs Mean to America

By Chuck Ray Posted: 06/18/2014 2:24PM

Why can't we get more kids to be woodworkers, mechanics and other types of skilled tradesmen? Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, tells the Daily Show's Bill Maher his theory in this funny but spot-on commentary.


When a Tree Speaks

By Chuck Ray Posted: 06/04/2014 7:20PM

Here's a very eerie recording indeed. Sounds like this ash was suffering through an attack of the Emerald Ash Borer just before it was harvested.


Great Designs in Wood - The Stradivarius Violin

By Chuck Ray Posted: 05/11/2014 7:41PM

What makes good enough for a Stradivarius violin?


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