Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

IWF gave a sneak peek of big things to come

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

todmug_newThe final day of the International Woodworking Fair falls on a Saturday and it can be a long day for exhibitors. The big crowds have come and gone and thoughts of finally getting home have crept in. They’re exhausted, waiting for the signal to start packing up, while wearing their emotions on their sleeve. As a paid observer, this is where you learn the truth. Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the show? You’re not fooling anyone.

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Breathe easier with these nuggets of knowledge

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

todmug_newI’m calling this my “Did You Know?” column, just so you know.

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IWF: Three short letters that make a big impact

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00

todmug_newI might as well have IWF tattooed on my forehead. There’s certainly enough room.

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Will 3-D printing spell the end for craftsmanship?

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

todmug_newThe last thing I want to do is create any widespread panic, but you should know that 3-D printing technology is going to rock our world.

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Economist says there’s no time like the present

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

todmug_newI had the recent pleasure of spending several days with industry leaders at the Woodworking Industry Conference in Puerto Rico. These folks are active members of the major trade organizations and key decision makers at the companies who supply your shops with machinery and supplies. They more or less make the woodworking world go around, which makes WIC the perfect place to gauge the industry’s vibe.

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