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Larry Adams

Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).

Woodworking Industry News

Man killed in workplace accident

SALINA, Kan. -- The Salina County Sheriff’s Office said a man died in an on-the-job accident last week. Local news station KWCH said the sheriff’s office reported that around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, emergency crews responded to Crestwood Inc. A worker at the cabinetry business was trapped under a 1,800-pound load of wood.

Woodworking Industry News

Cross laminated timber market projected to reach nearly $3 billion in 2028

Cross Laminated Timber Market is expected to reach $2.99 billion in 2028, growing at a CAGR of 14.17% during 2022-2028, reports Stratview Research. Stratview Research, a market research firm, launched a report on the Cross Laminated Timber Market that provides an in-depth analysis of the market dynamics, current and emerging trends, industry forecast, and competitive landscape. The report has a high utility for the key decision-makers and strategists in terms of accurate market insights, future growth opportunities, and key success factors.

Woodworking Industry News

Did United Furniture break WARN act?

“Unforeseen business circumstances,” was the phrasing used by the Board of Directors for United Furniture Industries when the board announced the fate of some 2,700 workers spread out over several states. In emails and texts sent to workers around midnight on Monday, Nov. 21, the board told workers that they were no longer employed and that these actions were taken due to "unforeseen business circumstances."


Video: Carving five bears simultaneously

Watch a Thermwood Model 42 Dual Table CNC Router equipped with 5 rotary playback devices on each table carve 5 bears simultaneously from rough oak blanks. The machine features five spindles with integrated dust collection. There are five rotary playback devices on each table.that accomodate blanks up to 56" high and 10" diameter. Fiver tables can finish the bears simulateously and one table can be offloaded while a second table machines the next set of bears.