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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/03/2012 2:05:00 PM
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..
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/28/2012 10:10:00 AM
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.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/20/2012 9:09:00 AM
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.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/13/2012 12:04:00 PM
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.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/06/2012 11:00:00 AM
The brand new Wood Tech Summit in Vancouver this October and the tried-and-true Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) in Toronto next October are focused squarely on helping North American woodworkers improve their productivity, quality and ultimately their bottom lines
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 06/22/2012 12:09:00 PM
Never heard of Arauco? That's about to change as the Chilean forestry company is on the verge of becoming the largest manufacturer of particleboard and MDF in North America by virtue of its pending buy-out of Flakeboard.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 06/15/2012 1:18:00 PM
I've seen a lot of speeches at industry meetings, but none quite like the one this week in which the president of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. spent his 10 minutes assuring office furniture makers that NeoCon was the victim of "outrageous rumors" and nothing more.