bill esler

Where Wood Industry Innovation Comes From

It's an indefinable quality, and its origins are not always predictable - but we can say innovation thrives in environments that don't thwart or stifle it. So while entrepreneurs may have an edge in originating an idea - no one to quash a it - they may also suffer long odds against success, bowing to constraints on resources.

Why Woodworkers Like Their Jobs

Why do many woodworkers persist in working so hard for what seems like so little? Our The Mind of the Woodworker study shows that woodworkers do it for more than the money.