Harvard Study: Home remodeling gains to remain robust

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Strong growth in home improvement and maintenance expenditures is expected to continue over the coming year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) compiled by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  The LIRA projects year-over-year gains in annual improvement and repair spending will reach 9 percent in the fourth quarter and maintain that pace into 2022.

Scott Ries, woodworking industry diamond tooling expert, dies

Scott Ries, who was well known in the woodworking industry as a diamond tooling expert, died October 8, 2021. He was 63. Ries spent his entire working lifetime in the industrial diamond industry during an exciting phase of growth often connected to increased use of diamond tooling in CNC machining for woodworking.

University receives $4 million grant to study 3D printing with recycled wood

MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho is developing technology to turn Idaho wood waste into architectural millwork and construction materials on the market — by using it as a medium for 3D-printing. An interdisciplinary research team led by College of Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Maughan has been awarded nearly $4 million from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program.