Smart Power Tools, Redwood Thieves in Most Viewed Reports  Small steps that make a big difference can be found in tools, technology and techniques. Many of the most popular stories each week are about tools. This week Black+Decker's AutoSense drill, which senses pressure on its clutch and knows not to over-drill, was the number 2 story, right after the Burl Bandit. (You have to read it, below.)

Other popular tools Woodworking Network has covered include a driver with gyroscopic control, like a WII, which knows to reverse when you twist your hand one way or the other; and a screwdriver tip that can grip non-magnetic items like a stainless screw. These small items can improve the productivity of thousands of woodworkers across the country. Likewise for the business advice from our newest woodworking bloggist, Matt D'Anca.

Redwood Burl Bandit Arrested and Charged with Theft
Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 05/20/2014 10:41AM
Charges have been filed against a redwood burl poacher, according to the National Park Service at a California park. An earlier report noted addicts were stealing then selling the redwood burl.
AutoSense Drill Knows When to Stop
Posted: 05/12/2014 8:18AM
Black+Decker 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill with AutoSense™ Technology has an automatic clutch and knows intuitively when to stop screws flush with the work surface.
Chromcraft Revington, Peters-Revington, Carrington Report: Chromcraft Revington Closing Last Furniture Plant
By Rich Christianson | Posted: May 15, 2014 - 3:31 PM
Chromcraft Revington is closing its final U.S. manufacturing plant one month after consolidating its Indiana operations into the plant, according to the Democrat.
My Next Woodshop Tool Purchase: A Gargoyle?
By Matt D'Anca Posted: 05/16/2014 8:22PM
My woodcraft has changed from the days when I was fascinated with that magical moment where the blade meets the board. I now find myself fascinated with those magical moments of selling the customer.
Tailored Living Top 10 Garage Organizatio Trends Top 10 Trends in Garage Organization from Tailored Living
Posted: May 11, 2014 - 3:14 PM
Tailored Living, featuring Premiere Garage, a home organization franchise, serves up its Top 10 Garage Organization Trends based on the observed interactions of its franchisees and their customers.
R cantwell Woodworking Mahogany Mantel in Production at R Cantwell Woodworking
By Rick Cantwell | Posted: May 16, 2014 - 10:17 AM
R. Cantwell Woodworking is a full-service custom woodworking studio in New Bedford, MA. We began as a one-person shop dedicated to quality custom cabinetry and fine furniture. We have grown, moved to larger quarters and hired a great crew. Here's what we do.
Ethan Allen Ashley Furniture, Ethan Allen Take Antidumping to Supreme Court
By Karen Koenig | Posted: May 13, 2014 - 1:53 PM
Legal representatives for Ashley Furniture and Ethan Allen have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to claim a share of the antidumping duties from Chinese wood bedroom furniture.
Leggett Platt store fixtures Leggett & Platt's Store Fixtures Sales Fell 23% to $88.5 M
By Rich Christianson | Posted: May 11, 2014 - 4:09 PM
Leggett & Platt's commercial fixturing and components business sustained a 23% decline in the first quarter as total sales decreased $26 million, to $88.5 million, down from $114.6 million in 2013.

Wolf Cabinets CEO Wins Pennsylvania Governor Primary
By Bill Esler | Posted: May 21, 2014 - 10:51 AM
Wolf Cabinets CEO Tom Wolf ran ahead of a crowded field in the Pennsylvania Governor Democratic Primary. An opponent who accuses him of outsourcing cabinet manufacturing to Indiana lost.

Woodworking Inventors: Creating New Products & Business
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/23/2014 3:03PM
Building revenue by inventing new wood products, or new takes on traditional offerings, often means reinventing the business process. Six woodworkers will tell how they did it at this IWF 2014 symposium on Aug. 19.

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