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Walking Your Way to Fresh Air
Mary-Carel Verden
3/28/2014 4:00:00 PM

Every once in while something comes across my desk that can only illicit one reaction, “Wow! Will you look at that?” It’s even...

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LEED v4 Diminishes Woodworker’s Potential Credits
Rob Ziegelmeier
3/28/2014 4:00:00 PM

The dramatic changes that have transpired in the material and resources section of LEED v4 have put custom woodworkers at an extreme disadvantag...

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Expanding the Labor Pool
Dave Grubb
3/21/2014 4:00:00 PM

Last fall I read an article about Elinor Otto. Elinor is 93 years old and still works everyday riveting wing sections for Boeing in Long Beach, Calif...

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Closer to the Market
John Howell
3/25/2014 4:00:00 PM

Over the past two decades, the United States has lost over 6 million manufacturing jobs to overseas competition. The reasons given have been based ...

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The Most Important Piece of Equipment in your Shop
Fred Hueston
3/7/2014 1:01:00 PM

I am often asked what is the most important piece of equipment in a shop. Is it the CNC, a line machine, or hand tools. The answer is simpl...

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Discovering the Definition of Insanity
Insanity: Noun. When thinking that the end result will change if you do something over enough times without changing your method ... Read More
Testing Adhesions
Adhesion of the coatings to each other and to the wood surface is critical because even the most durable coatings ...  Read More
  Marble & Granite
Concern with Routing
A variety of embedded reinforcement measures have been attempted in natural stone, some of which have been successful ... Read More
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Formaldehyde: Worth the Fuss?
What’s all the fuss about formaldehyde? We’ve lived with it for years – billions of pounds are produced globally each year ... Read More
Is Your Business Taking your Breath Away?
Does your shop cut, grind or hone stone dry? Do you grind stone flooring dry sometimes? Dust created from cutting and grinding certain types of stone emits silica in the air ... Read More
The Next Big Thing in Counters
The next big thing in counters is more related to my pond and the ice that we skate on. If anybody who is reading this skates on a frozen lake or pond you know how important the quality of the ice is ... Read More
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LEED Stirs Up Controversy
Think the fightin’ words are over with November’s presidential elections? Not at the U.S. Green Building Council, where nerves continue to be sharp after some public questioning of its role in green building practices ... Read More
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Rockler Earth Day Contributions Aid 65-Year Reforestation Plan

Project Promises Decades of Sustainable Hardwood Forests

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has announced a special contribution in partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund foran Earth Day project to plant 7,000 hardwood trees. The trees will be part of a forest regeneration program called The Wilds, and the Hardwood Forestry Fund will work with The Wilds to manage the project. The trees planted will be Red Oak, Chestnut Oak, Black Walnut, Sugar Maple, and Tulip Poplar seedlings – hardwood species that are valuable for sustaining wildlife as well as for commercial harvest. The plantings are the first step of a 65-year plan to regenerate native forest on abandoned mining land. The project will be executed in phases of planting, survival monitoring and replanting, growth monitoring, thinning and selective harvest, commercial harvest, and then regeneration to start the process over again.


ISFA Announces New Educational Forum, Knowledge is Power 2014

ISFA is happy to announce the introduction of a new educational opportunity, Knowledge is Power 2014. The concept for Knowledge is Power emanated from ISFA’s constantly evolving role as the leading provider of educational opportunities for the entire decorative surfacing industry. In the search to find an effective way to help today’s industry leaders manage their way through the maze of opportunities and obstacles facing them, ISFA looked to the successful offerings of the past, especially the CEO Roundtables, the Million Dollar Mentor Program and the Business Boot Camp, took the best components of each of these and crafted them into this powerful 2-day offering. Knowledge is Power 2014 is a forum designed to share the wisdom from some of the brightest in the business!


NEW PalmScope is World's Smallest Full-Featured Video Inspection Sysytem

The new PalmScope™ from General Tools & Instruments is more than the world’s first full-featured pocket-sized video inspection system. It’s also a rugged device that’s built to survive harsh environments and rigorous tasks. The instrument’s clamshell design allows the camera-tipped probe to be coiled safely and conveniently inside the device for storage. Plus, it can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to use tools and making it ideal for busy craftsmen, contractors and DIYers. Retailing for less than $150, the PalmScope sets a new affordability standard while boosting utility, efficiency and convenience. more..

SawGear Adds New Tables

SawGear, the highly portable, automatic lineal cutting system made by TigerStop, has added jobsite tables to its product line. The new tables are available in 8-, 12-, and 16-foot working lengths, and users can add on in-feed tables made to customized lengths for added convenience. SawGear now comes standard with a feature called Crown+MiterPro, which instantly calculates difficult crown angles and lengths, making the entire product offering an on-site solution for increased productivity while providing shop-accurate results.


Elias Woodwork and Manufacturing Ltd Announces New Solid Color Lacquer Collection

Since launching an entire solid color cabinet door and refacing product line in 2009, Elias has seen huge growth in this market segment. This interest prompted them to build a dedicated production line in a new facility, manufacturing products especially for solid color finishes. This new production line is crowned with a 15,000 square foot spray booth, equipped specifically to apply solid colors. more..

Osborne Wood Products Now Offering Finishing Kits

Osborne Wood Products is bringing do it yourself projects to a whole new level with the company’s newest product release. Osborne is now offering Finishing Kits as an accessory to their components catalog. Finishing kits come from Mohawk Finishing Products and have been custom assembled for customers of Osborne Wood Products.


Hardware Resources Debuts Three Contemporary Lines

Hardware Resources, a well-known manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinet products, launches three new line including the contemporary Maybeck and Royce collections by Jeffrey Alexander and the Brenton by Elements series. Clean with artisan detailing, the new hardware lines blend with today's modern home interiors.


Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Launches Online Source Guide

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers®(AWFS®) has launched a Membership Product Promotion Platform (M3P) that will be used to showcase and promote the products and services of its members in an online source guide directory. M3P is a specialized service offered by Cloud Search Portal. The "Source Guide" provides associations one additional means for delivering value added service by promoting the brands, products and services of their membership.


ABET Laminati launches four new laminate patterns

ABET Laminati introduces Kaleidos, four distinct patterns with real sparkle and holograph-like shine. The designs reflect the light and by doing so pick up a kaleidoscope of colors. The total effect is created by a special film – a proprietary overlay. The four designs available are:


Osborne introduces new do-it-yourself chair kits

Osborne Wood Products is now offering solid wood, North American made dining and kitchen chair kits to consumers and the trade. Four styles have been added to the Osborne line including two dining chairs, one kitchen chair, and one bar/counter height chair. Available as semi-assembled hardwood kits, the chairs are a perfect addition to a dining or kitchen space, easily complimenting contemporary, classic, or country style homes.


HOMAG Group AG Acquires Stiles Machinery Inc.

Two market leaders are joining forces; the HOMAG Group has increased its shareholding in Stiles to 100 percent intensifying the successful partnership that has been in place for more than 30 years. After 52 years in the industry, the owner of Stiles, Peter Kleinschmidt, is retiring as President from the company. He sees the HOMAG Group as the ideal partner to continue the customer focused and growth oriented strategies for the future. The name Stiles Machinery Inc. will remain unchanged and Peter Kleinschmidt will remain on the Board of Directors.


Osborne Wood Products celebrates 35 years of business

Another milestone approaches as Osborne Wood Products celebrates 35 years of business in 2014. CEO Leon Osborne attributes the magnificent growth, from a humble one man shop to an 80,000 square foot facility, to his leadership team, perseverance, and the Lord’s leading.



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It’s Called ‘Target Market’ For A Reason!
Russ Lee
2/3/2014 3:53:56 PM

Wouldn’t it be great if they came up with a dollar that gave you an extra 50 cents every time you spent it? When it comes to marketing, those kinds o...

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Rubbing Out & Polishing Up Your Coatings
Mac Simmons
2/24/2014 12:28:11 PM

Regardless of how you have applied your coatings, be it by a spray gun, an expensive brush, or by wiping it on with a cloth, you will never achieve a...

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NKBA Trend Report: Keeping Pets in Their Place
Holly Berecz
4/4/2014 4:00:00 PM

If you’re like many of the 82.5 million-plus pet owners across the U.S., that place is right alongside the family! The 2014 National Kitchen & Bath A...

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Goodbye 2013 HELLO 2014!!
Pat Windmeier
3/7/2014 2:14:20 PM

I have to admit this month’s blog is going be nothing but a big TEASER for you. And here is why, I have several meetings, phone calls, and lots of...

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Closed Pore Finishes: Don’t Forget About Grain Filler
Bob Bein
1/20/2014 2:10:18 PM

For small and medium sizes projects, consider using a sometimes forgotten solution— grain filler. Grain filler has been used in the wood finishing ...

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