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Popular Woodworking Magazine presents the annual Woodworking in America conference (the first one was in Berea, Ky., in 2008). It’s a woodworking weekend packed with skill-building classes from some of the best names in woodworking (Roy Underhill, Christopher Schwarz, Frank Klausz, Curtis Buchanan, Paul Schurch and more!), aisles of top toolmakers in the Marketplace and social events where you can talk shop with fellow woodworkers. Plus, we host an annual Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in the Popular Woodworking office and shop.

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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...

MWA interviews Pop Wood Editor

Last night I had a great time hanging out with the crew from the Modern Woodworker’s Association. We touched on everything from the direction of the magazine to the upcoming Woodworking in America Conferences to building big boats in small workshops and possible infractions of child labor laws. I also announced our upcoming November...

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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Advice from Experts Bender & Breed

I recently stumbled across a short but interesting video from The Furniture Project in which Alan Breed and frequent Popular Woodworking Magazine contributor Charles Bender discuss a Seymour-inspired chair made by North Bennet Street student Timm Scheliff. For those unfamiliar with The Furniture Project, it’s a relaunch of the WoodExpo show in Boston and a great...

East Tennessee chairmaker Curtis Buchanan was invited to show this bold design, which mixes the Windsor chairs he usually builds with the chairs he teaches as part of the GreenWood Project.

Should Furniture Be Judged?

Recently I had the privilege of serving as one of the judges for an upcoming furniture exhibition of the Cumberland Furniture Guild, a group of mostly Tennessee furniture makers (full disclosure: I’m also a member and on the board the Guild.) Having been on the maker’s side of the “judging” process, I know that submitting...

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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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WIA Registration is Now Open!

Register now for Woodworking in America 2012 and reserve your spot at the early-bird rate – plus get first dibs on the limited-attendance “extracurricular activities,” including dinner and a private tour at the Gamble House in Calif., and an exclusive visit to White Water Shaker Village in Greater Cincinnati: WIA West Coast: Oct. 12-14...