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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).

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Seminars come back to Madison College

MADISON, Wis. -- In the decade before the pandemic, the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College hosted more than thirty industry-sponsored seminars. COVID forced the college to put these on hold, but after a two-year hiatus, in April the program held an event focusing on Treating & Altering Surfaces. The all-day seminar featured classroom presentations and live demonstrations.

Woodworking Industry News

Bring Disney into your home

Disney has launched Disney Home, a design brand selling furnishings, home accessories and limited-edition collaborations.  Disney Home brings together various existing products under one roof including kids' bedding and homeware made by Disney and its affiliated designers and retailers. It also introduces some new products, with Disney promising "aspirational furniture" and "bespoke design pieces".

Woodworking Industry News

REPORT: Lumber prices find a balance

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- For the moment, reports Madison's Lumber Reporter, it seems the North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber market has found a supply-demand balance, as the benchmark price drops slightly but many others remain flat. In the week following Easter, sawmills, and wholesalers seemed to find good price levels that attracted back customers who may have been waiting to book purchases. Suppliers reported robust sales on continued plump inventories, while buyer enthusiasm pushed sawmill order files into early May.