To all our Chicago-area readers: We would (of course) love to have you join us for the weekend, or even just one day, at the St. Charles Woodworking in America Furniture Construction and Design Conference (Aug. 14-16 at Pheasant Run Resort). But if you can’t make it for the conference sessions, you can visit the Marketplace for just $10, and test-drive some of the latest tools (vintage ones as well) and woodworking products, from Lee Valley Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Micro Fence, D.L. Barrett and Sons, Brese Planes, Woodpeckers, Blue Spruce Toolworks, Tools for Working Wood and many more. Check out the complete list of exhibitors here. You can buy tickets ahead of time here, or just pay at the door. Parking is free. We hope to see you there!