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California Drops Table Saw Safety Rule Back in CPSC's Court

By Rich Christianson Posted: 09/21/2012 9:22AM

What happened to the much-ballyhooed California Table Saw Safety Act? How could it cruise through the state’s Assembly by a crushing 64-4 vote, pass committee muster to move to the Senate, only to be ignored to its death by California senators?

Why I Was Wild About IWF

By Rich Christianson Posted: 09/07/2012 11:40AM

While I headed to Atlanta brimming with optimism that IWF would be a good show, I still left being one of the 10% whose expectations were “wildly exceeded.”

Woodworking Industry Reawakens at IWF 2012

By Rich Christianson Posted: 08/27/2012 4:00PM

What a refreshing difference it makes to talk with colleagues about a woodworking industry showing signs of economic recovery rather than one dog paddling in the murky waters of a recession.

All Systems Are Go for IWF

By Rich Christianson Posted: 08/10/2012 1:23PM

Not only is advance registration of the International Woodworking Fair running 40% ahead of two years ago, that number is only 1,000 shy of the total attendance figure of IWF 2010.

A Titanic Woodworking Mystery Surfaces at WWN

By Rich Christianson Posted: 08/03/2012 2:05PM

Last week a most intriguing comment was posted on Woodworking Network by the great grandson of a Wadkin woodworking machinery representative who perished on the Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage..

New: Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo 2013

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/28/2012 10:10AM

Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo (CCCE) set to debut Feb. 27-March 1, 2013 The “Total Storage Solutions” event will build on the synergies of the dynamic closet and custom cabinet markets.

Table Saw Operators: What Not to Wear

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/20/2012 9:09AM

Nothing quite like a photo of a politician, posing as if he’s about to feed a board through a table saw - his tie dangling from his neck - to stir the emotions of woodworkers.

Table Saw Safety Rule Controversy Coming to a Head

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/13/2012 12:04PM

Not even table saw safety rule opponents call into question whether or not the SawStop works as advertised. The bigger question has been if a government-mandated rule would create a lucrative monopoly for the owner of the device's patents.

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