Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Some trade tips for a lasting impression

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 21 December 2009 17:08

todmug_newFor most of you, installation of the finished product is the final step of the manufacturing process. Whether delivering a single piece of furniture, assembling a large built-in, or installing the millwork for an entire house, you're invading the customer's personal space and certain decorum needs to be followed.

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New look coming soon to Woodshop News

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 23 November 2009 18:46

todmug_newCharles Kettering certainly had a way with words. Among the many quotes attributed to the American inventor are:

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Passing of legends marks calendar year

Written by Tod Riggio Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:18

With summer behind us and the leaves still turning here in New England, perhaps it's a bit early to reflect on 2009. No question, it's been a bummer of a year in terms of the economy. While there are signs of a turnaround, it's not happening quickly enough for most of us in the woodworking community. So we continue to soldier on and survive as best we can, believing that 2010 will bring renewed prosperity.

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Industry grassroots efforts are paying off

Written by Tod Riggio Tuesday, 22 September 2009 17:26

It certainly appears that WoodLINKS USA is succeeding in its efforts to strengthen woodworking education. National director Mark Smith offered these encouraging words in the program's September newsletter:

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Change happens fast, but you can rely on us

Written by Tod Riggio Thursday, 27 August 2009 00:00

It's been an interesting, hectic four weeks. I suppose any time you pack your bags, say goodbye to your 10-month-old son and spend six days in Las Vegas covering the 2009 AWFS Vegas fair, you're not having a "normal" month. Toss in a major home renovation and the challenge of producing a magazine in a condensed time frame and perhaps you have a better idea of what I'm talking about.

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