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Bill Esler

Woodworking Labor Shortage Solution? Try Capital Investment

By Bill Esler | Updated: July 22, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Woodworking job seeker web traffic is slowing. But the work is at hand, delivery dates loom, and the bustling economy has a "use by" freshness date that will pass in a couple years. The solution: more technology.


General Tools MMD8P Moisture Meter Is Good On The Outside

By Scott Wunder | Updated: July 21, 2014 - 11:49 AM

When the General Tools & Instruments MMD8P moisture meter ($199) showed up to be reviewed, I was excited. I have moisture issues with wood – it seems like it’s always too wet to use and I don’t want to wait.

Thomas Train Fischer Price Mattel

Wooden Train that Could: Thomas the Train Aims for U.S. Expansion

By Bill Esler | Updated: July 20, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Wooden toys - Lincoln Logs, Tootsie Toys, building blocks, puzzles - may be an overlooked wood production niche. Opportunities in the segment will grow as Mattel expands U.S. sales of Thomas the Train. Any chance of a U.S. manufacturer?


Williams & Hussey Marks 60 Years Making Molders in New Hampshire

By Stephen V. Carter | Updated: July 15, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Williams & Hussey is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing molders in the Granite State of New Hampshire. Although our location has changed within a few miles of each other we are still located in the southern part of the state.


The Project Estimate is Also a Finely Tuned Woodworking Machine

By Jim McAgy | Updated: July 14, 2014 - 1:01 PM

The estimate is one of the best pieces of machinery in any woodworking shop, believe it or not. The better you tune your machinery - we used a Monday meeting - the better it works, and that goes for your proposal as well.

Jeff Klein Closet Specialist

The Recession of 2014? And Other Issues Affecting Closet Industry

By Jeff Klein | Updated: July 11, 2014 - 4:23 PM

The upcoming Closet & Storage Summit in Savannah on October 23rd and 24th will tackle the economy and other pressing issues confronting the closet and storage industry.

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