Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Have you had your woodworking ephiphany?

Written by David Getts Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

21_davidgetts_01Anagnorisis is a moment in a play or other production when a character makes a critical discovery. In the Greek context, this experiential uncovering is applied both to the person’s true identity and the true nature of their situation or what they stand for. It is most famously explored in the story of Oedipus, when he realized that he was both his father’s murderer and his mother’s lover. In modern vernacular, we would describe this moment as an epiphany, a revelation of sorts when all the puzzle pieces in a person’s life seem to come together in one moment of time giving the receiver a clear direction on something that pertains to their life.

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Two recent rulings stir up some controversy

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

todmug_newIn this issue, Christopher Hoffman uncovers the country’s “confusing quilt of VOC rules and jurisdictions” and suggests a national standard isn’t far behind. While our great bureaucracy contemplates, the EPA has proposed two rules aimed at “protecting the public from the risks associated with exposure to formaldehyde.”

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An even more uncertain future is on the horizon

Written by John English Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

john_englishCloning is a frightening concept. The first thought one has is of human cloning, which is currently in debate over ethical concerns related to reproduction and also embryonic stem cell issues. For woodworkers, cloning trees rather than humans is a lot less complicated.

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Sifting through some journalistic sawdust

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

With the AWFS fair over and done, it’s time to empty my reporter’s notebook of a few recent news items:

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Some sights to behold (and one not to) in Las Vegas

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

todmug_newWhat happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? I think not. Our post-show coverage of the 2013 AWFS fair begins on Page 9 with reaction from the show’s producer, exhibitors and attendees. The consensus is it was a good show for an industry that has wallowed in the recession for too many years.

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