IWF Guest Blog Series with the Wood Doctor!

Posted by Tom Laurenzi on Jul 26, 2018 1:01:50 PM

The 2018 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) tradeshow is just around the proverbial corner, and Delmhorst is proud to be a part of this world-class woodworking event! The IWF tradeshow brings together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of professionals to address the latest innovations and products, provide educational workshops on woodworking issues, and enable the professionals to network with one another.

This year’s show will take place Aug. 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1591). As the IWF website notes, the tradeshow is “The largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.” For anyone in the wood flooring, wood manufacturing, or other industries related to woodworking, this tradeshow is a great opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.

To help celebrate IWF 2018, Delmhorst will be releasing a series of guest blogs penned by none other than Gene Wengert, The Wood Doctor!

About the Wood Doctor

Mr. Wengert, also known as “The Wood Doctor,” is a well-known presence within the woodworking industry. He provides instruction in wood manufacturing and helps others diagnose their manufacturing problems with wood.

For years, he has been recognized by the industry as being able to take the challenging aspects of working with wood and turn these complexities into practical procedures and solutions. Gene’s experience covers a broad range of specific woodworking production tasks—he’s built everything from drumsticks to furniture.

Gene’s woodworking career began with his time at the Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin. There, he worked on an early version of the solar-heated lumber dryer. Afterwards, he moved to work at Virginia Tech as an Extension faculty member specializing in wood products.

Following his stint as a researcher at Virginia Tech, Gene transferred back to Wisconsin as an Extension specialist a University of Wisconsin-Madison. When he retired from the UW-Madison, he was granted Emeritus faculty status for his contributions there.

Since retiring from UW-Madison, Gene started his own consulting company, The Wood Doctor’s Rx LLC, where he provides education and analysis for wood manufacturers. Over the course of his career, Gene has written eight books and more than 600 articles on the practical aspects of wood manufacturing.

We are honored that he has agreed to share his knowledge about moisture content and woodworking in the seven articles planned for this blog series. You can look forward to seeing these articles in our blog over the coming weeks!

Have questions about moisture meters and how to use them? Please contact Delmhorst Instrument Co. today for more information, or check out the free resource at the link below.

Wood Manufacturer's Guide to Maximizing Quality

Topics: woodwork IWF Tradeshow

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