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March 2010 Blog Posts (13)

See Sawdust Soup on your smart phone

A Web App has been released that let’s you easily view on your smart phone, such as a Droid or iPhone. The service is free, and quick and easy to set up. To get started, go to using the web browser on your mobile device. Once there, you save the address on your device.

To add to the iPhone’s home…


Added by Kathleen McLaughlin on March 26, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Gallery Talk at NJSOA by Glen G.Guarino

New Jersey School of Architecture ("NJSOA") will host a gallery talk by Glen G.Guarino on Friday evening,

April 9, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. NJSOA is located on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology ("NJIT")

in Weston Hall Building 9,…


Added by Glen G.Guarino on March 26, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Combustible dust cleaning services

In response to our coverage of the combustible dust regulations, Jon Barrett of Interior Maintenance Co. has indicated that they provide many services related to this issue. IMC is a building maintenance contractor with experience in providing air duct cleaning, dust collector cleaning, combustible dust cleaning, high ceiling cleaning and many other types of maintenance. The company is OSHA trained for combustible dust cleaning and inspection. Contact Barrett at 267.886.7903, or see… Continue

Added by Karl Forth on March 25, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Social Media and Marketing educational session at IWF 2010

Bruce Plantz of Cabinetmaker/FDM will be conducting a free educational session at IWF on August 27th from 8:30am to 10am.

He will offer new insight on how to incorporate social media strategies in your marketing plans. In an industry that has constantly relied of word mouth it's great time to learn more about the new social media marketing platform which is very viral.

Go to for more…


Added by Jim Wulfekuhle on March 23, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Kitchen and bath trends

We received a summary of the findings of the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey. The basic trends: homes are smaller on average than they were in 1995-2005; homeowners are more devoted to functionality and things like recycling centers; and people want less of the glitzy features that were so popular during the boom.

Added by Karl Forth on March 22, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Looking for domestic case goods supplier

I am a Lean specialist working with a North Carolina case goods manufacturer who is interested in bringing product back from the Pacific Rim to manufacture in-house or domestically. They have found that importing is not their cup of tea. They have a high end product and are interested in developing relationships with companies that can manufacture what they need, when they need it, at a price that creates a win/win/win for the supplier, the company, and the customer. If anyone is interested in… Continue

Added by James Lewis on March 22, 2010 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

How to Build a Table-Mission Style

For those of you who like to build tables of any kinds and for those that just like to look at what others build and put together we posted a project for you. We have put up a video of someone building a Coffee Table-Mission Style. Check it out! We would love to hear feedback as well!

Added by Christian Smedberg on March 15, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Found a busy shop

I found a woodshop that was busy. Last week, I stopped by the local park district woodshop to say hello and was surprised to see seven or eight people all working on projects -- at about 1 p.m. on a Friday. My first thought was that they may have been unemployed and were taking advantage of the time off to finish up that table. I didn't ask if this was the case, however. Maybe they were retired. Either way, they were cutting, sanding and finishing. That's always good to see.

Added by Karl Forth on March 15, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Just walk away

I had a conversation with a friend recently and we discussed debts, paying off mortgages, and the housing market. The current debate: Is it morally right to simply stop paying your mortgage and walk away?

If you’ve lost…


Added by Karl Forth on March 10, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

New poll up and waiting for your prediction

We have a new poll up and we decided to ask the $64,000 question: When do you think the recession will end? So, get out your crystal balls and make a prediction. And while you are doing that, you can check out a story about a noted economist who spoke at the Stiles Executive Breifing conference and made his predictions for the woodworking industry. This is from someone who predicted the recession, so at least he has a track record, which…


Added by Will Sampson on March 9, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Some New Products to come

Hey guys, We're starting to provide Capitals and we wanted to get some feed back of what you guys think about them. We haven't done this before so any feedback would be great. Maybe if you have a certain style you guys like we could put in a suggestion for that as well. Just let us know! You can see them here...

Christian Smedberg…


Added by Christian Smedberg on March 3, 2010 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Participate in our weekly poll

I hope you've noticed that we've added a weekly opinion poll to Sawdust Soup. If you haven't seen it yet, look for it on the lower left-hand side of the main page. Every week we plan to post a new question. Last week's question probed issues of business challenges in the current economy. Lack of work and a need for marketing was at the top of most people's lists. This week we're taking that a step farther with a question about what kinds of marketing tools you find most…


Added by Will Sampson on March 2, 2010 at 8:06am — No Comments

IWF 2010 Technical Conference information

Great educational conference program for IWF 2010. Whether your challenges are expenses or revenue the program has the answers for you.

The 2010 program will feature tracks for Business Management, Manufacturing, Production, Green, Marketing and more.

Added by Jim Wulfekuhle on March 1, 2010 at 11:02am — No Comments

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