Woodworking in America

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Swoosh, Drill & Chop at Hand Tool Olympics 2013

Last week I wrote about three of the six events at the Hand Tool Olympics (HTO), the winners in 2012 and the prizes and contributing companies for the upcoming events at Woodworking in America 2013 (Oct. 18-20). This entry covers the remaining three events – one with a little twist. “Shooting Sports” is the...

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Sawing Events (& Prizes) at Hand Tool Olympics 2013

Over the next couple of posts, I’ll reminisce about the Hand Tool Olympics from Woodworking in America 2012, including a list of those who won the events (just to let you know who to keep an eye on as you stroll through the Marketplace) and those who benefited from participation – won a great...

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Get Paid to Attend Woodworking in America

The title of this post is not a mistake. You can get paid to attend Woodworking in America in 2013. We’re not going to open the doors for free admission and we’re not going to send you a refund check. In fact, we’re not doing anything; it’s the Woodworking in America sponsors that are...

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Woodworking in America Makes History

You may not really think about it, but much of woodworking is history. Today we use tools from centuries back, we assemble projects using joinery that has stood the test of time and we reproduce furniture styles from as early as 1650.That’s history. The photos to the left were not taken from my local...

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Woodworking in America: Classes I Plan to Attend

Woodworking in America is just around the corner. It will be upon us in no time – that’s great news for you because now is the time to register (click here) and make travel arrangements, if necessary. For me, however, this means that I have got to get started on the outline for my...

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To Sweep; To Sweep: Perchance to Clean

I’ve been a woodworker for a few decades now and read many a woodworking text and tome and have yet to read an article on how to sweep. Sweeping is the first job any woodworker learns but I find that there are actually few who can do it well, they stir up a cloud...

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College of the Redwoods Instructor at Woodworking in America

When we started the Woodworking in America conference several years ago, one of our goals was to bring in instructors who offer a unique perspective. This year, we looked to the west coast and invited Ejler Hjorth-Westh, one of the instructors at the College of the Redwoods Fine Furniture program, the school founded by...

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Interviews with Woodworkers You Know

At last year’s Woodworking in America, Members of the Modern Woodworkers Association were running around with audio equipment doing short, off-the-cuff interviews on all things woodworking with some of the instructors, attendees, folks in the marketplace and Popular Woodworking Magazine editors. You can listen here. Find out Glen Huey’s biggest challenge in woodworking. Hear...

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WIA 2013 – A Sneak Peek at Some of the Speakers

While we don’t yet have all the particulars nailed down for Woodworking in America 2013, we do know: When: October 18-20, 2013 Where: Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., and other venues in the Greater Cincinnati area Why: Because it’s the Ultimate Woodworking Weekend, with 400+ of your closest woodworking friends, favorite woodworking...