Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

A master of wood with a heart of gold

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:33

Sam Maloof passed away May 21 at the age of 93. In March 2005, I was fortunate to spend a day with Sam, his wife Beverly, co-workers Larry White, Mike Johnson and David Wade, and business manager Roz Bock for a Woodshop News profile. By now, everything that could possibly be said about Sam and his incredible woodworking career has been written time and time again. As a furniture maker and shop owner, Sam was in a league of his own.

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Trade shows are still vital workplace tools

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 01 June 2009 17:53

With the AWFS fair in Las Vegas on the horizon, the value of attending trade shows has been a hot topic recently. While the number of exhibitors is down at this year’s AWFS (please see story on Page 6), all trade shows — including IWF in Atlanta, TSI Expos and WoodWorks Shows — remain an important resource for shops of all sizes.

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Life on the road means never a dull moment

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 15:23

The other day I had my atlas out, looking at the route I’ll be taking on my next shop-profile trip for Woodshop News. Yes, I am aware it is quicker to simply punch in a town’s name using a search engine on my computer, but I’ve always been intrigued by looking at maps and my National Geographic atlas.

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Striking a balance with our tool news

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:27

We’ve always done things a bit differently at Woodshop News, especially when it comes to information about new tools. While I can’t say with absolute certainty that we haven’t made exceptions in more than 23 years of publishing this magazine, I do know it’s always been our policy to not review tools. Instead, we give the manufacturers an opportunity to discuss the features and benefits of their latest offering, while doing our best to eliminate the hyperbole that often dominates the accompanying marketing material.

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News you can use is a mouse-click away

Monday, 09 March 2009 15:36

In February, we launched a second e-newsletter to share what we do best: inform and entertain professional woodworkers about the news, technology, materials, people and issues that affect you.

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