A Woodworker Walks Into a Bar & Tops Wood Industry Week's Reports
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A Woodworker Walks Into a Bar & Tops Wood Industry Week's ReportsWunderWood owner Scott Wunder is on his way to achieving meme status at WoodworkingNetwork. His story on battling a curly cherry bar top, distributed in a newsletter under the provocative "A Woodworker Walks Into a Bar" headline, was most viewed for three days.

One of Wunder's tell-it-like-it-is style and immensely practical advisories on finishing, planing, sawmilling and joinery were most viewed this week. Also popular: Designed & Made woodshop owner Brian Grabski's creative videos of his furniture and cabinetry projects, and bloggist and video reporter Jared Patchin, owner of J Alexander Fine Woodworking's look at buying a CNC.

These three woodworkers and more figured in the wood industry's most-viewed stories this week:

Scott Wunder curly cherry bar  Curly Cherry Bar Top Fights Back and Loses  
 Goliath  Goliath: Six Flags Giant Wooden Roller Coaster Breaks Records  
Pat Acton Matchstick Marvels international space station  Space Station Model Uses 282,000 Wood Match Sticks  
Zsemba-IKEA-Toronto-Star  IKEA Sued by Furniture Supplier for Breach of Contract  
Rampant-Surfboard-by-Roy-Stuart  Paulownia Wood Surfboard Sets Record Price: $1.3 Million  
Pacific Crest Cabinets  Fire in Finishing Department Ravages Cabinet Shop  
 Teardrop Trailers: Camp-Inn Mills Birch Plywood and Maple Parts  
Brian Grabski Designed and made  Hidden Drawer Dresser Tutorial by Designed and Made  
west Fraser  Lumber Supply Could Be Impacted by British Columbia Land Ruling  
John Bassett III, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture  Factory Man: How Furniture Exec John Bassett Bested China  
Jared Patchin J Alexander Fine Woodworking Network  CNC Machines: In The Beginning / Is Your Wood Shop Ready?  
   Sierra Pacific To Acquire Hurd Windows, Superseal Windows & Doors



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Bill Esler | ConfSenior Editor

Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.