Woodworking in America

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Woodworking in America West Begins

Our first west coast Woodworking in America Conference is off to a great start in Pasadena, Calif. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can still join us for the event which runs through Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center. The event consists of two parts: the Marketplace, where you will find an...

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Hand Tool Olympics at WIA West

The always popular Hand Tool Olympics competition will be held in the Marketplace at Woodworking in America West, taking place in Pasadena, California, next weekend, Oct. 12-14 at the convention center. Four skill elements will make up the Olympics and everyone attending the event is invited to participate. The Pasadena Hand Tool Olympics is...

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Special Pre-Woodworking in America Pasadena Event

In many museums, the best stuff isn’t out on display it is tucked away in the basement or in the hands of conservators. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California has a world-class furniture collection, and if you’re coming to the Woodworking in America conference in Pasadena, California this October 12-14, come...

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Arts & Crafts Furniture Details Made Easy

At this year’s Woodworking in America conferences, I’ll be talking about and demonstrating how to make Arts & Crafts period furniture. It’s a popular style among woodworkers, but the history of the period and what details are significant are not well understood. We’re not even sure what to call it, and it goes by...

Woodworking in America – Register now to Save

Don’t miss Woodworking in America! It’s three jam-packed days (and optional nights) of learning about woodworking from top-notch instructors, an unparalleled Marketplace where you can test-drive some of the best tools available, and camaraderie with fellow woodworkers who are as passionate about the craft as you are. Choose from classes on a huge range...

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10 Reasons You Should Attend Woodworking in America

You’ve probably heard favorable comments from woodworkers who attended our Woodworking in America conference in prior years. Those of us here at Popular Woodworking Magazine who plan the event are confident both conferences this year are sure to please as well. If you’ve been sitting on the fence about attending this year, here are...

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A Talk with Matt Vanderlist about Woodworking in America 2012

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Vanderlist (a.k.a. “the podfather”), the man behind the microphone at Matt’s Basement Workshop, about Woodworking in America 2012 – both the West and Midwest events. So if you want to learn more about either the Pasadena conference (Oct. 12-14) or the Cincinnati-area conference...

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Woodworking in America – Centuries of Experience

When it comes time to choose instructors for our Woodworking in America conferences, I feel like a kid set loose in the candy store. We don’t use demographic studies or market research, instead we sit down as a group and each of us presents a list of the woodworkers we really want to meet,...

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My Part at Woodworking in America

Now that I’m no longer on the staff of Woodworking in America, I get to do three things: 1) Actually attend some of the really great seminars from people like chairmaker Curtis Buchanan, carver Mary May, Yeung Chan and David Marks. 2) Present my own seminars on topics that are a bit on the...