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Is Wood Part of the Ecosystem?

By Chuck Ray | Updated: February 25, 2015 - 10:08 PM

So many academic forestry programs have transformed themselves into "ecosystems" programs over the last decade or so that some say this new definition of "those who study the forest" is too broad for potential employers to evaluate. But is really is a matter of perspective.


 

Franklin Prosensor 710: Finds Studs & Joists Without all the Noise

By Bernie Bottens | Updated: February 24, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Cabinetmakers often find themselves searching for pesky joints and studs while up a ladder. My state of affairs was worse because my stud finder was driving me nuts. I needed to find a tool that would allow me to regain my faith in electronic stud finder technology.


 
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Homeland Security Furniture: $148 Million Spending Spree?

By Karen Koenig | Updated: February 24, 2015 - 4:09 PM

The Department of Homeland Security should be sitting pretty comfortably these days. Between fiscal year 2010 and 2014, the DHS spent approximately $148 million on office furniture and makeovers.


 

'Coolbox' Redefines the Toolbox with Modern Tech Compatibility

By Randy Maxey | Updated: February 23, 2015 - 7:00 AM

The toolbox you lug around on the job site is usually nothing more that a container for your tools. It’s a single-purpose necessity for keeping your most-often used tools handy. A creative group of guys have set out to redefine what a toolbox should be. They call it the Coolbox.


 

Look to the Future: Get Kids in the Shop to Support Woodworking's Next Generation

By Randy Maxey | Updated: February 22, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Hands-on, technical skills aren't being taught and encouraged in U.S. public education as they once were. So it's up to parents, grandparents, and potential employers to fund and provide a basic understanding of woodworking and provide practical training.


 

The Yes Man: Making Your Company Work When Demands Are High

By Jared Patchin | Updated: February 22, 2015 - 5:16 PM

My main weakness is my inability to just say "No" to a request for work. Currently, we are dealing with a huge demand for our furniture, cabinetry, and re-finishing work. I am a hard worker, but as my company grows, there is only so much I can do single-handedly.


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