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Larry Adams
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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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VIDEO: Are CoBots the future of the small shop?

Jonathan Katz-Moses, a Youtube influencer, home-shop woodworker, and inventor of a magnetic dovetail jig, tours a robotics factory to answer his question, "Are CoBots" the FUTURE of the Small Shop." He spent a week "playing" with the robotics at ATI Industrial Automation to examine these robots close up and make his own decision. Watch the video below and determine if the collaborative robots are the next "CNC" type of equipment that will be found in wood shops of the future.

Woodworking Industry News

USDA accepting grant applications for wood products

Washington D.C. – Grants worth approximately $13 million are available to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy. The Oct. 19 announcement from Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh came during a “Leaders for the Built Environment” virtual event and kicks off National Forest Products Week as proclaimed by President Biden.